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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iGary, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. iGary
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    That the Fire Station has to check each and every siren on each and every piece of emergency equipment each and every day at 7 a.m.? Why not noon?

    I mean OK, I'm up, but that's usually the time of day where I'm easing into my desk, snacking on a Clif Bar or something, and seeing what avian visitors I have at my feeders. My quiet time, if you will.

    While I'm bitching, they have been doing construction next door for almost a year now. If I hear "beep beep beep beep" one more time I may kill someone. They've ruined my bird feeder activity. Asshats.

    Yes, I should move to the country, but the significant other doesn't like the idea.

    My bitch for the day. :D
     
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    Whilst this is only a guess: perhaps they check the sirens on a change of shift and 7am is the change between night and day shifts?
     
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    I used to live behind the police station & fire department. Those morning testers sure can intrude on your quiet time. I used to work 3rd shift at the time and I'd be winding down after a hard day, perhaps sipping some tea or wine, gazing out the window, only to get rudely jarred out of whatever daydream I was having. I feel ya;)
     
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    As my mother used to say...Life's a Bitter Pill!

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  5. aquajet
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    Where I'm from, they check the tornado sirens what seems to be several times a week. Couldn't imagine what would happen if a real tornado paid a visit...
     
  6. iGary
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    Still, though...

    At least I don't bitch about the Med Evac helicopters that fly into the hospital over our roof. :D


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    Quiet time is just that...and those beep...beep I know how you feel. I don't have a large backyard (40x60), but a nursing-home is on the other side of the fence and so is the dumpster, loading docks and whatnot. Trucks backing up @ 6:00am everyday, all day long and the dumpster gets emptied @ 10:30pm.

    The Fire station around here only tests once or twice a month and it's around noon if they do, 7:00am seems odd. Maybe you could call the local politicians office and see if he/she could give a friendly call and ask for a time change.

    Construction for almost a year :cool: that place better look very special...and I can only take so much of my neighbor yelling at her kids, can't conceive all that banging and traffic (supplies back and forth).
     
  8. iGary
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    All that green area to the righ of my place in the picture above is now condos. It took them 6 months just to excavate the site. :rolleyes:

    I'm ready to move to Monterey, CA. :)
     
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    I've never been to Monterey, so I google mapped it, and it doesn't look any less crowded than your city :confused:

    Living in the country is really great. Unfortunately, I have to sometimes do some freelance in NYC, and the commute is a bitch.

    I'm still looking for the ideal place to live - maybe the Italian coast in a place like Sorrento. ;)
     
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    Scroll down a little further south towards Carmel. ;)
     
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    ahhhhh, that's better :D
     
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    Bliss... I'd love to move to Monterey. It's such a beautiful bit of coastline. I suspect I'd lose days just sitting on a rock staring at the sea. :p

    Our office tests the fire alarms every Wednesday at 11am when I'm generally stuck in a small meeting room where the very loud speaker seems to reverberate around my skull and bruise my brain.
     
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    Okay, so the other half doesn't like the looks? ;) I can't wait to move away from this area...I just have to stay a bit longer for now but I crave an area like that :D
     
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    Perhaps you should hit the "Edit" button before she sees this....
     
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    :confused: I thought iGary's SO was a he?

    Psh. Monterey and Carmel are overrated. :p They're starting to be overtaken by larger stores (Tiffanys, Coach outlet, etc.). I love me some Capitola.
     
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    lol, if you only knew...
     
  17. iGary
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    But he knows he's a bitch, so it's OK. :D
     
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    I like Seaside and Carmel, personally. I could see myself setting up a little photography business there when I have Lotto earnings to be able to afford to buy a one bedroom house for a million dollars.
     
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    I was speaking figuratively, of course.
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    nothing like waking up to the biggest queen every morning...
     
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    My grandmother used to live next to an airbase (the base moved, not her :p), and once a chinook was coming in so low that one of the cupboards in the garage shook so much it came free of the wall and smashed her rear windscreen :eek:
     
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    Ahh my some of my family is from sorrento, amazing place, very quiet, but I still say one of the noisiest and hectic cities in the world is napoles or delhi;)
     
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    iGrumpy...:p
     
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    Ugh, Capitola's just as bad. The rest of the Santa Cruz area is pretty nice (with the exception of Scotts Valley) if a bit small town-ish.

    I loves me some San Francisco (where it looks like I may be moving back to...)


    If you want to see some nice coastline, head a bit north and drive up 1 past the Golden Gate. Doesn't go right by the coast however, you'll have to get out and hike a little but its so much cleaner and prettier than anything where there's a lot of people around it.
     

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