October 29, 2007

How to get rid of a choo choo

Right behind us is a railroad track and when the train comes by, the whole apartment shakes. It's not so bad that things fall off the wall, but enough that you can feel the vibration. It doesn't bother me most of the time, only when it blares its horn during naptime and bedtime. The girls have never been bothered by it until one day they didn't hear it and then it blared its horn right outside their window and scared them to death. Ever since, our youngest has been terrified. If she hears it during nap time, she won't go back to sleep, which is a pain. Or if she hears it in the middle of the night, she won't calm down until we pick her up and watch as it goes by.

I feel bad, I wish I could do something so it didn't scare her so much. I'm more annoyed that the trains honk their horn repeatedly over and over in the wee hours of the morning. Maybe they think because they're up, we should be too. Yeah, tell that to a sleep deprived parent and see how cheerful they are. Is there a rule they have to follow about how much to blow their horn? I don't mind during the day, I just don't like how often it happens at night. I should probably call and ask because it's getting worse. Hopefully I don't talk to one of the drivers. ;)


Beth said...

Ugh! I'm sorry! I don't even know who I'd call, but I hope you get an answer.

Qtpies7 said...

I'll ask my brother next time he calls me at 6am on his way home from the railroad to have me keep him awake driving. The jerk. I think that it is a prerequisite to being hired in the railroad business that you have to be inconciderate.