I have to be honest, and say that I hate living next to students. Really, I don't think hate is too strong a word here.
I know I have complained about this before, but the absence of our rowdy neighbours over Christmas did not make the heart grow fonder, it just made me fully appreciate when they came back exactly how annoying it is to be surrounded by people living away from home for the first time and with no concept of volume control.
This morning the kid downstairs clearly had an early class, I know this because I was woken up by them turning their stereo on just loud enough for the bass line to make the springs in my bed vibrate. That meant that my first thought of the day was to condemn their taste in music as utterly appalling again. They seriously appear to own only two songs, both of which are awful and have no discernible rhythm. From what I can gather it's some sort of hybrid of country music and hip-hop, which is wrong on so many many levels. It's the music I imagine they play in the long lift ride to hell.
Now? Well downstairs is quiet, they must be at college. However, the boys next door are home and apparently practising their wrestling moves in the kitchen and just randomly yelling again.
Every single day there is someone making a lot of noise for no apparent reason other than, hey, they can really crank it! Their parents aren't here to tell them to turn it down! That is so cool, Dude! It's just so repetitive and inconsiderate, but it's hard to complain about it when I feel like this is really a student housing development which is where they are supposed to be behaving like that, and frankly I should be living somewhere else.
The Doc recently had an e-mail from the guy we are sub-letting from and he said that we can stay here for an extra couple of months if we want to. That would mean moving out at the end of July instead of the end of May. The local housing market is geared around everyone moving in August, which is clearly only really convenient for the estate agents, so I know that staying here for an extra two months would really make more sense logistically but at the same time I just want to move away from here to somewhere quiet that I can feel relaxed in, and appreciate the bloody sereneness of the sodding mountains! Damn it!