Rambo's Daily Dogma - by Rambo Fuhrman

Building Repairs

I awakened to a day, weighed down with a bit of dark and gloom. Rain looked imminent but I didn't realize then, that there was a deeper message. I'm not talking weather now, I'm talking the incessant drilling vibrating forth from the building repairs going on. I managed to tolerate it yesterday and last week, but now it is closer and in stereo! There are two sets of workers and they are drilling on both sides of our apartment so trying to read or write or meditate even...is out of the question.

Not that I didn't try. I did attempt meditating, but when the mantra in my head was drowned out by the noise, I realized it was time for a change. I burrowed in my bed, wandered the apartment looking for some solace, but finally I just barked - quite loudly. I HAD to, so mom would take me outside for a walk. We descended down the elevator and there it was...

peace and quiet. The overcast sky did little to hamper my spirits as I was noise free! Even the city hub bub sounded like a 'sound soother' of city music. I happily visited the pet store and Fed Ex, ran my errands and did my business. Had I thought this through a bit more, I might have waited to go outside. For upon return, it occurred to me that we went for our walk during lunch hour. And back at the apartment we were greeted by several tiny moments of silence followed by the tapping and then the DRILLING!

Finally mom got out the headphones. It is helping but not as much as one would hope. Noise cancellation can't compete with stereophonic drilling. Oh well, I should be glad I have an apartment - even if that means occassional noise pollution. I'm making some calls though, if this keeps up I'm going to have to find another location to hang. A guy can only put up with so much.


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