Please someone help me...I need some advice!! At this very moment and every moment for the past week we have been able to hear the small child upstairs running. We have new neighbors that moved in right above us. They have a large family and a small child. I swear from the moment the child wakes up (very early, 4:30 am) and until he goes to sleep (11:00-12:00 just about every night this week), he runs all over upstairs. I hear it while I'm taking a shower, while I'm trying to watch tv, while I'm cooking, on the phone. The only time I don't hear it, is when I'm at work or gone, or he is gone. I'm getting to the point where I feel like crying. It's memorial day weekend and the management office has been closed. I left them a message explaining what is going on. I really don't feel all that comfortable approaching them. I have found a beer bottle by my car and I've had to clean the breeze way several times this week. There have been cigerette butts and potato chip crumbs all over. My biggest problem is the noise. They also have on their patio a gaurdrail and it's made of metal. And the child spend several minutes today pounding on it. I understand kids are going to play on the floor and make a little noise here and there....but this is getting to be so beyond excessive. I used to work with pre-schoolers and I know how small children can be. But, I think when you live in an apartment community there are things you need to sacrifice. Like, I have to listen to my neighbors have sex occasionally and I don't have loud parties and I don't scream and play my music too loudly. I excpet my neighbors to understand that there are other people living here too. It's taking a toll on my nerves. I've lived in the same apartment for 4 years and have seen countless neighbors come and go.
I don't really know how much more I can take of the loud running. I can here adult footsteps too...but it's occasional and for some reason not as nerve racking as fast pounding footsteps a good 17 hours a day.