There are some things you’re just supposed to know, like: never touch a hot stove, date a guy who lives at home and wear high heels to go hiking. Another thing to add to this list, which I’m guessing most other people know already, is: never move into an apartment that’s under construction.
I have no idea why this never occurred to me before, but as I sit here in my godforsaken apartment listening to the sound of 3-4 industrial drills hammering away at all four walls around me, I finally understand now what it feels like to be a cavity.
The entire building is going through a renovation right now starting with the exterior, followed by the entire lobby, and of course, the landlord and agent conveniently showed us the place in the evenings when the dirty and dusty construction workers were nowhere to be seen.
After moving in, we discovered that the drilling is daily and usually starts at 8/9am on weekends, the lifts are often crammed with smelly garbage bags and various other crap, and the sky literally rains concrete clumps that hits our windows on the way down. Because of that, all our windows have been covered by a thick and opaque piece of white plastic, which means we can’t even look out to check the weather for the next couple of months.
The expected completion date of the renovation is supposed to be July 23rd, but that’s just for the exterior. After that, they’ll get cracking on renovating the entire lobby downstairs, fml. AND, if that wasn’t enough, the cherry on top of all this is: there is now a band of miniature flying cockroaches mating outside of our apartment door as we speak (which turns out to be quite a good story in itself…stay tuned!).
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We've been having this issue for a while now. Our new downstairs neighbors came up one day, knocked on the door and apologized that they would be making some noise for a few days. Two months later, the drilling and pounding still starts almost daily just as I leave for work and keeps going all day long. Poor Erin has to sit through it all day! This along with the construction projects outside our window (three pretty ones going on simultaneously)!