So if anyone has ANY ideas short of moving, I’m all for it!
The woman that lives upstairs from us is the picture of that *welfare mom* . Ya know, the one that has no husband but 3 kids from 3 different guys. New guys coming and going like her door is a turnstile.
Yeah, so anyway. She makes a TON of noise at night. We live in a *regular* apartment building with just 3 floors and she is on the second flr, we’re on the first, and the 3rd flr is empty. We tried living on the 3rd flr but couldn’t afford the increase in rent and we are happier on the first apart from her and her noise. In our lease is specifies that there is to be NO noise after 8PM to be considerate of your neighbors. Well, this *women* lets her kids tear around across the floor until like 10PM, meanwhile our kids are put to bed at 7PM. The very first night we moved here, she let her kids overflow the bathtub and our kitchen flooded and it destroyed our appliances! So our kids wake up from all the noise and you know what it’s like to try to get a cranky 16mth old BACK to sleep after being woken up!
So we’ve gone to her and asked her if she could keep it down after 8PM because our kids are waking up from the noise and we would like a little “peace and quiet” after a long day. My DH works hard, as do I, and we’d just like to have some quiet at night. Which isn’t too much to ask. Well she always has an excuse. Her kids are excited to see each other (one of her kids lives somewhere else ) or that she’s trying to get them to bed. She used to blame the noise on the 3rd flr people when they lived here, like we’re going to hear noise through 2 FLOORS! Right!
So a couple nights ago her *boyfriend* was putting together a $%#@# TV stand at 1:30 am in the @#$%% morning! Hammering away like it was the most natural hour to be doing that sh**!!
We have called and talked to the landlord a number of times about this and he does nothing it seems. Each night she is louder than the last, and whenever we try and talk to her she has an attitude. We think she had something going on the side with the landlord (he’s only like 33) but he’s married and maybe she’s blackmailing him. They are always flirty, but it’s not right for him to take her side. We are great tenants! My DH mows the lawn here for him, shovels the snow and salts the steps. He fixes things around and we are just generally good tenants to have. Always pay our rent on time and most times a week early!
So tonight, her kids were running around over our heads like every night and my DH gave a light bang on the ceiling to let her know it was getting loud. She proceeds to jump up and down on the floor to be a Bi#%^! So I went out into the basement which is the same level as our apartment and banged on my washer for her to hear the noise. (I think I broke my thumb )
So she comes out cursing and asking what the problem was, like she doesn’t know! I just couldn’t take it anymore and we had a shouting match back and forth. What would you do? I’ve tried everything I could think of.
We don’t want to move because we haven’t had much luck with apartments over the last 2 years. 2 places that we lived in foreclosed and we had to move 3 times in the past 2 years. We don’t want to uproot our kids again so any advice besides that would be great.
Thanks if you made it this far.