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I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

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Why I Love My Husband, Reason #438

First we see this post in the neighborhood email list:

Just wondering what all you guys think would be an acceptable time to start making noise that could be irritating to neighbors.
Specifically, I'm thinking of yard equipment, such as mowers, trimmers, vacuums, etc.
What time do you think is OK on a weekday? a weekend?
Also, in my particular case, I have electric tools, and I think they're a bit quieter than the gas-powered ones. But perhaps they're noisy, too?
Me, since I'm usually up early, I'm always thinking of getting out about 7: or 8: am to get a jump start on the day's work. I'm realizing that many people sleep late on weekends, but I don't know how late. So ... what time do you think is OK to start with power tools?

Maybe I was feeling cynical when I read it (I admit I've never met the poster, so I don't know what their intentions were) but it seems to me that the main point of this "question" is to get someone to suggest a valid starting time for "noise" so that this person can proceed to righteously complain anytime someone else violates the "neighborhood standard." I could be wrong, of course. But anyhow, Mark responded with this gem:

Given the gunfire, beat downs, drug use, prostitution, panhandlers, drunken bums, drunken speeders, sirens and new construction which occur basically 24/7, I really don't think it matters. But then, that's just me. If we lived in the suburbs your question may have some weight or relevance. But in East Montrose? Please.

You live in the city, you get city-type noise at all hours. Deal with it. A weedeater on Sunday morning is at least the sound of something positive happening! It will be interesting to see if anybody else replies.

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