A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Friday, January 7, 2022

When Will I Ever Learn?


Just the day before I make a post about how this is a wonderful neighborhood.  I’ll probably jinx myself writing that.  Sure enough.  These people move in across the way the next day.  Look just above the mirror on the bike and slightly to the left.  First thing they do...start up a generator.  Now you may think they are far enough away that it would not be an issue.  Sound carries out here.  If the wind is from that direction (and it was) the sound travels even farther.  

I walked over a ways to the north.  This is better.  I walked back, threw a few things inside and slowly motored over not having to secure anything inside before moving.  We were over there by the single tall cactus saguaro in the middle.  I walked back to get Gracie and rode her to our new spot. 
All done in fifteen minutes.
 I hoped they noticed I moved.  I doubt it.  Being oblivious is commonplace with people.

Beans is happy.  New land to prowl around in.
Two hours later I see them, a youngish couple, ride away on their ATV.
The generator was stilling running.
No one was home.

As the sun set, the generator was still churning away.  Never turned off.  All day long.
Would they run it all night too?


Vicki said...

I will never understand with all that wide open space why people would get that close. Especially if they run a loud generator etc. Camping is supposed to be a calm & quiet experience. A generator is the opposite of that.

Barbara Rogers said...

THose who make noise have no concept of silence. Sorry your neighbors weren't more considerate. Maybe when they bring back their groceries they'll bring you a cake, or fresh homemade something. And probably not.

John W. Wall said...

I thought RVing had become more popular with Covid, but I guess it's actually the opposite. It seems like you used to have lots more neighbors.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

They are actuality not that close. They’re a tolerable distance away. It is just the sound of the constantly running generator.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

I don’t understand how people can tolerate their own racket. They most likely are city folk all the rest of the time and as you say have no concept of quiet.

John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

I agree John. It has been a conundrum for me this winter. The only thing I can think of is the high price of fuel is prohibiting travel. I am seeing a few Canadians this year now that the border has been opened to them this season.

Debby said...

People are pretty strange critters, aren't they?