Noisy Night – Noisy Day

If you don’t get a post later on with pictures of our day it will be because  I have fallen asleep!

I got to bed around 23:15 and was just drifting off when I could hear vehicles, voices and footsteps outside.  Because of the pressure on my ear I had to turn my head to hear better and just thought it was the young lad next door having some of his noisy mates drop him home a bit late, which made me grumpy but nothing to be done about it so I dozed back off.

Eventually I had to get up for  a wee and there at 01:06 the noise was still going on.  I looked through a gap in the blinds and could see my rowan tree lit up an eerie blue.  When I got up to look there was a fire engine (with it’s engine running to pump water) to the right along the road and a police car with it’s blue lights on sat in the bus stop to the left.  The voices were because a fireman was stood at the hydrant in the road where the hoses were connected and colleagues needed to speak to him plus their radios were chattering.

I could see where the fire was in the wee road just along from us.  At just around 02:00, just as I was about to make a hot drink, that fire engine left so I tried to settle again for sleep.  It was sometime later when I heard another fire engine leave but there was still some noise outside and the last time I was aware of was seeing the alarm clock flashing and realising the power had gone off and come back on.  I found my iPhone and reset the clock at 03:22.

When I came to the computer the power outage had confused the router so it took me an hour of plugging/unplugging and rebooting to get that working again … just as the stated digging the pavement up to install next door’s new gas supply.

So between pneumatic drills, a fuzzy ear and queues of vehicles waiting to pass the workman it is not a quiet environment in our house today!  Happy Monday.


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About nonehpets

I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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