Well, we are over two weeks into it. And admittedly I am the one in our house who is most affected by all this noise and house shaking.
- A water pump runs for 12 hours straight just outside my front window.
- Beep...beep...beep of the backing up of tractors.
- Digging and scraping of large machinery.
- Various tools opening the paved street.
- Dump trucks moving dirt.
- Tractors and backhoe's running, sitting idle out the windows.
- The house shaking from the jackhammering.
- Men in bright, orange hard hats yelling to each other over all the noise.
- Exhaust coming in from the machines.
- The public bus, which has been rerouted so it passes by our house 4 times/half hour.
- Delivery trucks and all other traffic sitting at the stop sign on my corner.
- My parrot Mango screeching for hours on end. All this noise and activity is throwing her off terribly.
I guess its no surprise that my studies have me focusing on Sound Ecology and the affect anthropogenic sound /noise has on wildlife. I am also very curious why some animals are more affected than others...and how Alex can actually sleep through all of this. He attributes it to having shared a house in college with multiple musicians. That makes him an adaptable urban survivor like a Corvid, and me the unadaptable species. According to recent studies, my inability to adapt to all this noise could result in the demise of my species.