I got outside today around 10:30 am, and cleaned up a bit, by 11 I was running the planer(along with the dust collector) planing up the legs Im using for the bar table.
I look up, a bit startled, my nosy neighbor is standing on the side right near my garage entrance fussing with his rose bushes.
Jim can tell you guys even when he was here in Feb, as soon as we started talking on my driveway, the NN was outside fussing with that same rosebush, yes, in the middle of Feb, only because he is so nosy.
I dont let it bother me much anymore, other than when you look up, and someone is standing right there, eh........
I continue to work, and again, Im startled, someone is standing right at the entrance to my garage/shop.
It is the local code inspector, didnt realize it at first, only saw the uniform, but he walked in and said he received a noise complaint.
(really? the gardeners are outside for hours with lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, gas trimmers that make more noise than all my machines together)
He was extremely pleasant. He just said its his job to follow through on a complaint, asked me if I do this for a living or just a hobby. I invited him inside to show him my work, he laughed and said, no, no, I can see youre a woodworker who enjoys his hobby. I asked who filed the complaint, he just shrugged and said, like I said, I have to follow through.
He left, so I guess all is well again. It did upset me at the time thinking my NN actually complained after almost 4 years, and now I do alot less work.
I looked over at him, still fussing, and realized, I should not be mad.
The man is severely ill, he has zero life, just waiting around this earth for his time, and I cant be upset with someone who exhibits mental illness.
I was a bit mad at myself for wanting to walk over to him and smash his skull with one of the maple boards I had, but realized like I said, he intrudes on others lives because he has nothing, nothing at all, and this is all he can do in his life to be noticed.
What was interesting was that the code inspector said he heard the machines from the street. Now ofcourse, anyone can hear a machine from the street, but loud, no way.
My contractor friend who lives across the street saw the code inspectors car in front and walked over after he left.
He believes the inspector was just driving by, saw my canopy up, heard all the machines and wanted to make sure I wasnt running a commercial business out of a home garage.