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Doggy Drama Update

Mortal Kombat continues as we work towards getting out of this apartment. The neighbors have gotten so bad that we had to go sleep at a hotel last night. That would have been great if the mattress had been better quality.

Long story short; same excuse about why the blog hasn’t been very active here. With over a month, and no meaningful sleep I’m running around with brain fog and serious fatigue. Sometimes it’s an effort just to keep up with the blogs I follow.

I’m a bit better rested after the hotel stay, so I feel like I’m being overly dramatic there, BUT I constantly wake up worn out, and 8 hours after I’m up, I’m ready for bed again. We sleep with shooting range foam ear plugs in, and half the time I have to wear gun mufflers to work at the computer in peace:

30db Noise Reduction

The more that fatigue sets in, the more annoyed I am regarding the offer to let us out of the lease also. We’ve been sleep deprived for almost 2 months, and it’s going to cost us thousands of dollars to move because they don’t want to deal with an ongoing noise issue. I’m feeling like we’re owed some damages at this point.

In the meantime, we got ourselves a pickup so that we can move as much stuff ourselves as we can:

1994 5.0L with ridiculously low mileage

So yeah… one step in the right direction. Joe Diffie approved too. We found when we had our house back in California that we needed a truck just often enough that renting was stupid.

RIP Joe

Now that I’m a tiny bit more rested, I’ll be trying to put more effort into the blog here also. There’s certainly a ton that I’ve wanted to talk about, but I haven’t had the energy to type a coherent sentence.

We will be putting in alot of work towards packing and everything also, so I’m not sure how much free time I will have for the immediate future, but I’m going to do my best here. I’ve got over 600 followers now. Some are even sincere followers, so I should be putting in some work here, lol.

Victory!!!

Yes! We have won the dog wars! We get to break our lease and get the hell out of here!

Soon, there shall be no more noisy neighbors, no more cattle stampedes across the ceiling, and no more lying apartment managers. I think the managers really ripped into the upstairs neighbors after we all caught them mid cattle drive. Afterwards, they were abnormally quiet.

All I’ve got to say is…

BOOYAH!!!

BEASTY Retaliation

No that’s not a typo either. In the ongoing war with the upstairs neighbors, I finally had enough earlier tonight. They were being extra aggressive with the noise so… I lowered myself to their level and fired back.

Took me a while to come up with the most obnoxious, loud song I could BUT…

I was NOT subtle about it either. You see, my Silk Cords command center comes complete with a vintage Logitech Z-5300 THX certified Dolby 5.1 surround sound system with an EVIL subwoofer.

How good is the system? Crutchfield carried it when it was still made. I got it from Amazon back in the day for $110, and saved a good $50+ on it. NOW, it’s on Amazon for $1358.06. The cheapest I’ve found it is a very used one on Ebay for $177. Hell, the only reason the system is NOT still made is it was one of those rare flaws in modern manufacturing; it won’t break.

It has a built-in 280 watt amp for a total potential output power of 560 watts. I’ve had this thing for 15 years and it still runs like a champ too. I rarely play it at louder than quiet conversation level though.

Today? I kept the Subwoofer at a mere 2 on a 1 to 10 scale, but cranked the main volume up ALL the way up ala Marty McFly, and let it rip. Walked out of the office and closed the door and you’d still swear you were sitting on top of the thing. The power made the lights dim with every bass boom (good thing Brass Monkey doesn’t have any bass, ROFL) and actually shook two bulbs loose in the overhead light fixture. 😯

Oh and I did it in between the times that the office closes and the security guard shows up to sleep. They started the noise first tonight though. Unlike Han, I didn’t shoot first.

Wish I could say I thought they’d learned their lesson after one round of Brass Monkey, BUT I doubt it. They’re not very bright people.

It was a 560 watt sign also, LOL.

I have to be careful about giving them something to record or complain about though. This has to be as clear cut a situation as I can make it. Still, just this once, it felt GOOD. 😁

Crisis On The Home Front!

I had hoped to keep “Friday Fun Day” light after multiple rants about the abuses I’m seeing. I’m NEVER that lucky though. Turns out we’re in serious danger at our apartment. See for yourself:

I know about these things! I’ve seen documentaries!!!

Tis a FOUL, SNARLING BEAST!!! O_O

ROFL

Actually, we went to the store tonight and I’m pretty sure I found the reason for their vicious nature…

They make them into bread out here!!!

You’d have an attitude also. I mean look what Hansel and Gretel did to that witch when she tried the same thing. O_O O_O