I need help. I work nights and sleep during the day. I like this normally. Problem I have is today I didn't sleep well and it's a theme. Why? My next door neighbors are loud. My bedroom is the closest room to their house (and I can't change it), so everything they do I hear. It's not little stuff either. No. They have 5 kids under the age of 10 and their idea of watching the kids is allowing them to play in the bouncer outside (again right next to my bedroom window), the slip and slide, or whatever other loud outside toy there is. Then there's the dog, their dog barks whenever the kids are playing. Oh and my dog who barks at their dog. Wait it gets better because on top of that the man of the house has to mow his lawn at least twice a week, right when I need to sleep. Then the kids are popular and have friends or friend's parents or ex husbands who honk (usually in the beep-beep-beep-beep melody). Normally I try to get to bed before they wake up and start their days so that way I have at least 7 hours by the time they're in full swing, but I had a school thing today and slept less than 6. Then I tried to lay down again, after the lawn mower and kids, only to be woken up by more horns. I've talked to them about this. My parents have talked to them about this. I think I've talked to them until I was blue in the face only to get "oh yeah, we'll try to be quiet." Only it lasts for maybe an hour. Then when I have to go outside to get the mail or get their toys that have gone over our fence (and they're loud yelling for me to get it), the kids make snide comments about my appearance. I'm in my PJs.
Any ideas? Anything at all? I need sleep! Coffee can only do so much. I'm getting to the point where I'm going to get one of those "kids at play" signs and put "adult sleeping. Shut up" over the lettering.