I knew that our neighbor was going to be on getaway starting Friday, although I didn’t expect the guy to have so much energy first thing in the afternoon.
Carl was planning to tackle a light construction project in the backyard, he was planning to disconnect some old pieces of concrete retaining wall, so he could build a new and beautiful wood fence.
Carl is a big guy with lots of muscles, but I assumed he would use a pickaxe or a sledgehammer to break up the concrete pieces of the wall. Carl decided to buy a jackhammer instead. At 6 in the morning, the sound of the jackhammer was so intense that I thought our house was under attack. I didn’t think that Carl was going to begin his construction project at the first crack of light. I grabbed a pair of jeans and a pair of sneakers and I walked over to our neighbor’s house. Carl couldn’t hear the doorbell over the sound of the jackhammer, so I let myself in through the gate of the fence. I surprised Carl when I walked around the corner, the guy looked puzzled to see me in the backyard of his home. I begged him to reconsider his construction project until almost everyone had an opportunity to get up and have breakfast. He decided to stop construction until 7:30, however then he started making a lot of noise again. I listened to the sound of the jackhammer for more than nine hours. Thankfully, the rest of the construction project was a lot more quiet.