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Now that I'm living in a house, instead of an flat, for the first time in over 15 years, I've started to wish that more people would go to church on Sunday mornings!

Instead of going to church, our secular lifestyle now seems to demand that all yard-work is done on Sunday mornings. I'm sitting out on my deck with a book, with the cat on the sofa next to me, when all of a sudden I'm assaulted by the cacophony of not one, but two different whipper-snippers. I then hear yet another motor and when I look out the front, I see that the 80-something-year-old lady next door has started using a blower-vac to clean her driveway as well! 

I would have thought that Saturday would normally be the day for this sort of stuff but I guess that people are typically so busy on Saturdays now (especially if you have kids) that Sunday is now the default day for cleaning up around the yard. 
I actually prefer my neighbours keep their lawns and driveway tidy. I don't mind the noise- I guess I am used to it. Personally I would try to do lawns Saturday and relax on Sunday. But hey my pool cleaner runs 8 hours a day- 4 hours in the afternoon and 4 hours in the morning. My neighbour also have pool so he doesn't complain.
Tbh I didn't think neighbours would get annoyed with noise.
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I'm sitting out on my deck with a book, with the cat on the sofa next to me, when all of a sudden I'm assaulted by the cacophony of not one, but two different whipper-snippers. I then hear yet another motor and when I look out the front, I see that the 80-something-year-old lady next door has started using a blower-vac to clean her driveway as well! 

How did it ever come to this
It's not the life I choose
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What about brids JM? Surely their is an asortment of avian individuals in suburbia?

Were I am the song of the Victa can be heard playinng on Saturday, not many kids in my streach of the street.

Sadly they don't have out in the suburbs but this will do.

Are you in Wang now Geoffrey?
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Fantastic fit I would say..nice bit of cuff. If this was the main board perhaps someone would tell you to excise a quarter of an inch of your deltoid (etc) for perfection (or maybe the floor on which you stand is sloping)..
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Are you in Wang now Geoffrey?

I'll let you know after the second Gin and Tonic.
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Originally Posted by herringbonePete View Post

Fantastic fit I would say..nice bit of cuff. If this was the main board perhaps someone would tell you to excise a quarter of an inch of your deltoid (etc) for perfection (or maybe the floor on which you stand is sloping)..
Thanks. My photo taking skills are non existent. I have a tendency to rest on my right knee when ever I'm standing. I can see now how it effects the balance of a jacket.
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Thanks. My photo taking skills are non existent. I have a tendency to rest on my right knee when ever I'm standing. I can see now how it effects the balance of a jacket.

Indeed, it looks great, I fail to see how the contributors on SF can truly make such expert comments half the time! I've got cuffs that don't always work : maybe the seamstress sneezed as she was running the machine across the seam.....cheers
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Now that I'm living in a house, instead of an flat, for the first time in over 15 years, I've started to wish that more people would go to church on Sunday mornings!

Instead of going to church, our secular lifestyle now seems to demand that all yard-work is done on Sunday mornings. I'm sitting out on my deck with a book, with the cat on the sofa next to me, when all of a sudden I'm assaulted by the cacophony of not one, but two different whipper-snippers. I then hear yet another motor and when I look out the front, I see that the 80-something-year-old lady next door has started using a blower-vac to clean her driveway as well! 

I would have thought that Saturday would normally be the day for this sort of stuff but I guess that people are typically so busy on Saturdays now (especially if you have kids) that Sunday is now the default day for cleaning up around the yard. 

Absolutely spot on : demands are such that Sun am or evening (when the grass is bone dry) are the best times. I've got an acre to get through and on hot days you've got to get going sometimes. I do occasionally make a start Sat arvo on the ride on.

My old man was a clergyman and I tell you now I love getting my Sunday's back...
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Instead of going to church, our secular lifestyle now seems to demand that all yard-work is done on Sunday mornings. I'm sitting out on my deck with a book, with the cat on the sofa next to me, when all of a sudden I'm assaulted by the cacophony of not one, but two different whipper-snippers. I then hear yet another motor and when I look out the front, I see that the 80-something-year-old lady next door has started using a blower-vac to clean her driveway as well! 

 

Leaf blowers are the cardinal sign of a civilisation in decline. I cannot think of a single justification for their existence. They are incredibly loud. They emit greenhouse gases and contribute to global warming. They stir up pollens and other allergens. They are less efficient (by far) than their humble yet superb predecessor: the rake. And they are incredibly loud.

 

I used to rent in an apartment block on Orrong Road in Toorak. One of the most affluent suburban enclaves in Australia, it's a street lined with gorgeous mature plane trees and populated by enormous mansions with equally impressive front gardens.

 

Every Monday morning at precisely seven o'clock, multiple leaf blowers would be fired up. This was the first task of the new week: to create the loudest noise possible, under the pretence of rearranging dead foliage. The real message, of course, was "We are rich and can afford gardeners, so fuck you, peasants."

 

Leaf blowers, like jet skis, are a curse on society, and a sure indicator of the impending Apocalypse.

 

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Tbh I didn't think neighbours would get annoyed with noise.

 

You thought wrong.

 

I like to annoy my neighbours by practising the cello.

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My Chinese wife has a very different take on ambient noise.

 

During her first few months in Australia, she kept asking (with a note of genuine concern in her voice), "Where is everybody? Why is it so quiet?"

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My Chinese wife has a very different take on ambient noise.

During her first few months in Australia, she kept asking (with a note of genuine concern in her voice), "Where is everybody? Why is it so quiet?"

It's the cacophony of the noise of the local bird call that get others..

When we first bought we were also amazed to hear the night sounds out here on the semi-rural interface.

I quite like the sound of mowers and chainsaws on an afternoon : sort of an ambient white noise that settles : out here just far enough away to not be a nuisance. Leaf blowers are good for gutters though and I use a 4 Stoke : not so manic.
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My Chinese wife has a very different take on ambient noise.

 

During her first few months in Australia, she kept asking (with a note of genuine concern in her voice), "Where is everybody? Why is it so quiet?"

 

I know some Singaporeans and Malaysians who have the same reaction to the lack of noise. Over there, you can't escape it and it can be unnerving to be in such a quiet place when you've become used to quite the opposite.

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I like to annoy my neighbours by practising the cello.

 

 

Please buy the house next to me. Even take up the tuba.

 

I live in a semi-detached, and my neighbours seem to have no concept of noise, time, or lawn height.

 

He leaves the grass in his backyard long enough so that it can't actually mow it, it needs a brush cutter. But he doesn't actually own a brush cutter, he has an under powered line-trimmer. So it takes two entire days of him in the backyard before he retires inside to play his music at inappropriately loud levels for inexcusable lengths of time. The record is a Black Eyed Peas album for 16 hours on repeat.

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Please buy the house next to me. Even take up the tuba.

I live in a semi-detached, and my neighbours seem to have no concept of noise, time, or lawn height.

He leaves the grass in his backyard long enough so that it can't actually mow it, it needs a brush cutter. But he doesn't actually own a brush cutter, he has an under powered line-trimmer. So it takes two entire days of him in the backyard before he retires inside to play his music at inappropriately loud levels for inexcusable lengths of time. The record is a Black Eyed Peas album for 16 hours on repeat.

Small world - didn't know you lived next to fxh!
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Small world - didn't know you lived next to fxh!

 

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