My apartment is on the 1st floor. There is another apartment on the 2nd floor over me. A man and a woman live in that apartment. They have a little dog, with short legs. He looks like a sausage with short stubby legs. He is white with brown patches on his head. They take him out to go do his thing in the grass outside. Then he runs up the stairs. You can hear him go up the stairs through the wall of my son’s bedroom. I don’t think the wall is insulated or sound proofed because you can hear the people stomp down the stairs and even put on their shoes at the door. They have a cat, and sometimes the cat sits at the door and meows loudly for a long time, to go out. My son says that the cat meows at the door and he can hear it at night. It keeps him awake. The man was outside and said hello once. I told him his cat meows at the door at night and it bothers my son. He told me the only solution was for him to kill the cat. I said “Don’t kill the cat.” I would think that he could close the cat in a room for the night to keep it from sitting downstairs at the door meowing for hours. I should have told him to kill the cat. I bet he would not have done it.   But….I didn’t.

I saw the cat outside one day, with the woman. He is a huge cat. I think the cat is bigger than the dog. He was rolling around the dirt outside my window. She was standing there on the grass, waiting for the cat to roll around a few minutes. She then picked up the cat, huge and heavy, and carried him back into her apartment. You could hear her thudding up the stairs.

After they take their dog outside, you can hear the dog running across the room upstairs. He makes a thudding noise. It sounds heavy and his little short legs thud a lot. He runs around a few times and stops. I can tell when the man is home because he walks heavy and everytime he walks, the floor goes thud. The woman walks more quietly and the floor just creeks.

Yesterday she cleaned. You could hear her vacuum going. It is really loud sounding thru the floor. It sounds like she hits the walls with it and picks it up and thuds it down a lot. I think she must have vacuumed 4 times yesterday. She must have picked up furniture and thudded it down hard because it was really loud.

They walk around their apartment a lot sometimes and it makes a lot of noise.

I think they got a surround sound system for their TV in December. Now when they listed to their TV, the sound booms down the wall and you hear it for hours. When they have an action movie going, they turn it up and it is even louder and there are a lot of explosion sounds. It rattles the walls.

I can hear her running the vacuum cleaner again. She is constantly running the vacuum.

The lady that is going to rent our apartment stands on the sidewalk outside our window. We will be sitting at our table and look out the window and there is this lady just standing there. She has stood there several times. I think she might be concerned about the dogs barking in the houses that we can see from our apartment. When she stands there, the dogs are not barking. But they bark all the time. They bark all day. They bark all night. They bark at everything. They bark when the hear a siren. I sleep with ear plugs in my ears so I don’t hear them bark.

I can’t wait to move to my house.



TWO MORE WEEKS till my house is done. I can’t wait to move.

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