Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dear Construction Workers,

Please Stop.

Your gigantic trucks come rumbling down our narrow cobblestone street at 6:30am. Your jackhammers  start pounding promptly at 7, and your screeching saws shortly thereafter. It's too hot to keep the windows closed, but too noisy to leave them open. This pregnancy has turned me into an insomniac, and when I finally doze off at 5am, I do not appreciate the harsh wake-up call you provide after what seems like mere minutes of sleep.

I understand you're just doing your job. You have families to feed and bills to pay. I know. But please. Please! I'm begging you to stop.

Cranky & Pregnant in Belgium


  1. Auste - time to invest in some soft earplugs or have Andrius send you a couple of pairs. They work wonders! (I can't sleep without them.) Then sleep will come much more easily...

  2. Brilliant! We should see about getting some - I NEED SLEEP!

  3. I may need to regulate while there. Or we can find you some big ol earphones that drown out the noise and play you something much more peaceful.

  4. I feel your pain! I lived next to a construction site for a year in college. It was awful! Try a white-noise machine - it worked wonders for me!