Neighbors – Gotta Love Them

Reality is the leading cause of stress among those in touch with it. Lily Tomlin

You have to love your neighbors. There is no other choice, especially when you wish they would disappear off the face of the earth. For the 2nd week in a row now I sat down on the patio to enjoy a quiet cup of morning coffee and the cacophony started up. I don’t know what the hell this particular neighbor across the alley is doing, but I’m becoming increasingly convinced that they are operating a lumber mill out of their garage, or perhaps a steel refinery.

They just moved in so I guess they are fixing up their new nest. Although I can’t imagine what is left to do in that house. The previous occupants spent a long and noisy 2 months fixing up that house less than a year ago, including replacing the roof.

I may be a little cranky because I’m angry with my daughter… extremely angry. It is the result of being worried sick about her and wanting to spank her at the same time. Last week she scared the hell out of me with the news of an iffy mammogram report. She had a needle biopsy on Monday and was supposed to get definite results on Wednesday. It is now Friday morning and I have not heard a peep out of her, no phone calls, and no text messages. She has not responded to my pleas for information either.

The trouble with my darling daughter is that she is a melodrama junky, the more the better. This fits right in with her personality. She has this infuriating habit of calling me up in hysterics with some crisis du jour and then drops off the map. I guess with her that old saying “no news is good news” applies quite well. But that doesn’t make it any easier to bear.


5 responses

  1. I tend to find out things on Facebook. I get a bit miffed too. Ring me, damn it!

    1. Bleh, I hate facebook! 😛

  2. Honestly, this is why I never want to tell my mother anything until all the tests come back negative. I don’t want to worry her. But if I did put her in the position your daughter has put you into, I would let her know ASAP what the results were. That’s just common courtesy.

    1. Yes, one would think it would be common courtesy to let the mother know as soon as results are ready. Unfortunately common courtesy doesn’t seem to be all that common. I’ve since found out that the results were negative and that she is going to be fine.

      1. I’m glad she’s well. Now you can yell at her for being a putz.

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