Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The apartment above

For the first time since we have lived here, we are having an impact from neighbours. It is the apartment above. Around seven pm, there is some noise that comes through. It is hard to describe. Here is a try. Imagine some irregular Russian Cossak dancing above through a thick roof. It is not daily and not so worrying. I am just really curious as to what they are doing.

They are new tenants. They have not had their first electric bill yet. They have had their air con pumped well up to heat their apartment in these very cold Melbourne days. While our air con is a single unit that the heating and cooling drifts well enough into the bedrooms, (absolutely shocking sentence) their's is an integrated unit that heats the whole apartment beautifully, but it comes at some cost and I bet it will be turned down once they receive their first electric bill.

But what was the occasional drip from the air con above with previous occupiers, has turned into a torrent of water that has made half our balcony unusable. I have emailed the body corp manager and she has gotten straight onto to it, but it will take some time to get a tradesperson and co-ordinate with the occupiers.

Meanwhile, we are avoiding the balcony........well, we tend to anyway when the weather is cold like it is now.

1 comment:

  1. What is it with neighbours right now? I suppose with winter they all tend to spend more time at home, but what about us ordinary people who just want to live in peace???

    If you find the solution to this, let me know!