Salam and a very good Saturday morning to you,
I sincerely hope your Saturday morning is good, because mine is no longer as good as it used to be.
For the past 6 weeks or so, my Saturdays are like like Monday-Friday, where it has been constant knocking and banging from your side of the block. Sometimes I wonder how much longer this is going to last?
I know you want a dream home, and you can afford to do so financially, that’s why you get the contractor workers to knock so many walls of your house. Never mind the fact that the house has already got 4 bedrooms with attached bathrooms and another room downstairs (not including the store room nor the little storeroom under the staircase). I also am ignoring the fact that I heard you only have ONE child. I always thought that this house of a built-up area of 3600sq feet is more than enough, but I could be wrong! 🙁
I know it’s easy for you to want any kind of renovation done because you are not living in it yet. And yes, my husband has signed the consent letter (required by MBSA) for you to knock the back part of the house and extend your build-up space. We do believe that that is your right because it is your land. Never mind that our air flow can be partially blocked, because the location of our houses is high up and we have plenty of wind blowing into them.
However I would like you to know that a few of us here are prone to migraine, and the contant knocking and drilling can really drive us mad. I am trying my best to tolerate it on weekdays, because it is conveniently assumed that we would be at work, though I do not work full time, and sometimes we (my husband too) work from home.
I want you to know that on a serene Saturday morning like today, my nerves are not as well-behaved as on weekdays. Why? Because my brain is wondering how peaceful you are at your home, and not knowing what kind of torture we have to endure here in OUR home, just because you want to have such extensive renovation on your side!
Sometimes I feel like suggesting to MBSA to only allow huge renovation like this (or any renovation at all) ONLY IF the owner lives in the premise! Then maybe the owner can understand the torture that we, the next door neighbours who share part of the walls have to endure!
I think we are saved by the fact that the developer of this area does not allow any renovation work on Sundays, otherwise 7-days a week I have to put up with this!
Nevermind about the dust that collects on my car, and gets into the house. Nevermind that I have to mop the floor almost everyday – because it is my fault that i want my floor to be free of dust, most of which comes from the knocking downs that are happening on your side.
This has been a long letter, and I hope you can read this with empathy, because as I am writing this letter I am also shivering with anger, trying to control myself from shouting to your workers to stop those knockings!!!!
In short, I hope you remember the phone call I made to you 2 weeks ago, asking for Saturday works not to be noisy, because Saturdays are when everybody is home here, and we would appreciate a quieter time, just like before the renovation work started.
Despite all these, I do welcome you to the neighbourhood. I hope you will move in ASAP, because that will also mean the end of those knockings and drillings!!
(a very disturbed neighbour-to-be)
Honestly, sometimes I feel like going next door and shoot those workers(as if I have a gun. Or should I consider ilegally get one? Hahahahahaha!! Can I plead insanity for that?