Does South Jersey count for Hillbillies, lol? 8 PM seems to be the magic hour. My neighbors: the husband sees nothing wrong with whipping out his power washer to wash down his home & property, bringing out his lawn mower & leaf blower, and bringing out his power saw and drills, and it's always between 7:30 and 8 PM. And I get the feeling that he thinks just because it's daylight, no one would find it questionable.vanverth:
And I thought Hillbillies are from West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains?
My nephew was almost the neighbor with the late night power tools. He has a propane fired forge. (He thinks he is a blacksmith) One night at 7:30 he goes out and fires it up and starts banging with a sledge on hot metal. I had to explain to him about time changes and that it was now daylight longer in the evening but 8pm is still 8pm no matter how bright it is outside.
The night of my baby shower (and 2 days after I was put on bed rest due to GIH), this guy stopped MH as he was unloading gifts from our car--again, 8 PM at night--to take him on a tour of our yard with flashlight in an attempt to tell MH how to alleviate the flooding in our yard. Flooding due to a massive melt-off of snow, and flooding that didn't do any damage to this guy's basement (or our other neighbors). And then he told MH that the guys that were working on a different issue in our yard didn't know what they were doing (neighbor doesn't know that "the guys" are my BIL and his construction company). I get that the guy was trying to be nice/helpful...but not a good time. Oh yeah--and this was the first introduction between he & MH.
When they moved in a year ago: MH and I had just got home from a weekend down the shore. I sat with my mom while MH ran out for lunch (my mom watches the house & our dog & cat when we go away). No sooner did MH pull off, the wife came knocking on our door. She seemed pretty anxious, mentioned that she wanted to see how my blinds were hung, and then pushed her way into my house and started checking my windows. She saw my mom, said "oh, I'm interrupting," and then proceeded checking out my windows. She started quizzing me about how I hung the blinds, then seemed to not believe me when I told her they came with the house & were hung by the previous owners.
I think the wife is a little awkward. The husband has what MH refers to as "low charisma", lol. They're very nice people, but, um...