Not to overload you all with too much Misanthrope-style ranting, but my neighbor must be stopped.
It's Sunday afternoon on my nice, pleasant, residential street in my nice, quiet, residential neighborhood. Except for my neighbor across the street who, every Sunday without fail, washes his motorcycles, dirtbikes, and trucks in his driveway. With a power washer that you can hear across the entire valley. Oh wait -- now he's revving the engines again, in preparation for a re-washing. Here he is, as glimpsed from my front door (with face conveniently shielded to protect our anonymity):
He is an unsympathetic, thoughtless moron with more attention paid to his recreational vee-hicles than his wife and kids (I've seen him shoo his son away from his dirtbikes), and does he not have any place better to do this? Like the place where he rides them? Or at the car wash?!?
Sunday afternoon is nap-time for my three kids, and they need it -- especially today, when Eldest Daughter is sick, Middle Daughter is cranky because she is probably about to be sick, and Baby Daughter is a baby, for crying out loud (which is what she has been doing).
Someone help me out here -- what do I do? I've approached him about it before, trying to be nice, but it has had no effect. Any suggestions?