Sunday, July 26, 2009

do you know what time it is?

Having grown up in the country in the old days before security lights in every driveway and the felt need to lock the doors every night, I enjoy(ed) having windows open for fresh air. Now I worry about which windows are open, and open the top instead of the bottom, oh, yeah the doors are locked, and sometimes dead bolted. If I take trash out at night the dog always goes out with me.

Night, realizing that our chance for more rain left several hours ago and that it is cool outside and hot inside I opened several windows. And I understand why the neighbors run their AC all summer. Immediately loud music from who knows where assaults our ears.(this at 11:45 PM) Sirens race down one of the main roads near us. Some where a motorcycle rushes to another party or bar. A train can be heard. That's OK, we need the trains. But loud music? Don't they know some -- a lot-- of people are trying to sleep.

I miss the country.

We like our little house, and this a nice neighborhood of older houses, most owned by those living in them. Our street looks like it could be in any little community. Like Leetonia, Columbiana, Falconer....

4 comments:

Jeff and Melissa Blair said...

I agree. There is nothing like sleeping with the windows open and having the fresh country breeze blowing in the room. The sound of crickets and bullfrogs to sing you to sleep. My grandmother used to live waaaayyyyy out in the country (or rather the hills of WV), and my favorite time to be there was when there was a light rain that would bounce off the tin roof on a warm spring evening!

HennHouse said...

You're not the only one...

Tim commented this morning as we continue to can, freeze, and bake our produce for the "winter," that our kids may be the only "country kids" growing up in the suburbs.

Tim is working on the corn. Pickles and peach jam next. Winter will be good at the HennHouse.

Sam said...

It's funny the contrast one gets depending where they grow up. I worked with a guy for four years who had very good reasons for why the country was far more dangerous to live in than the city. It was a sound argument that was quite hard to refute. "Eye of the beholder" I guess.

I have to ask... why are you mad at the loud music people? It sounds very thoughtful of them to be sharing their music. ;-)

Swedish Mama said...

Not really mad at them, just their sharing---we don't even know where they were. If we were hearing it blocks and blocks away, how bad was it for those closer? I didn't like being forced to close my windows when I want them open.