The other night the lady who lives in the condo below us emailed me. No kidding....and I swear I didn't change ONE word, I just cut and pasted the text (I didn't copy over the footprint clipart that she put in the message...thought I'd leave that out). Just a little background: we don't wear shoes in our apartment. They come off right inside the door and go on as we're walking out. I try and always be conscious of our neighbors, I don't play the piano - which makes me sad :( - I don't stomp around, I keep the volume down on the TV and radio, don't take baths late at night (I'm worried the tub jets will be too loud), I yell at Besta if he walks around a lot (his claws make sounds on the hardwood floor) etc. I thought we were being VERY considerate.
Without further ado:
Hello Holly & Nathan –
Happy Summer to You ! I’m wondering if you’re walking heavier the past 2 or 3 weeks or if I’m just imagining it. Maybe I’m just getting more tired of hearing footsteps on my ceiling. As I told you before you moved in, it sounds like thunder even if you walk lightly without shoes on. It DOES help if you don’t put the full weight of your body on your heal with each step. I’m guessing that having a lot of furnishings has kept down the echo and that any type of carpeting muffles the thumping. Maybe you’ve become comfortable living here and thought I wasn’t noticing any noise. I’m very happy if you’ve become comfortable living here and don’t want to rain on your parade. I will continue to say, though, that all soft foot-stepping is greatly appreciated. Please do some kind of rhythmic tap on the floor if I’m being too loud down here, okay?
Good Cheer & Peace to You,
Deb in 305
Can you believe it? I'm not sure what we should do...get 6" padded slippers to slide around on? Slither around on our bellies? Install high-tech harnesses on tracks on the ceiling?