Chirping Listen: Smoke Detector or Outrageously Annoying?
Click to Listen: Chirping, squeaking. Louder when door open. Usually open for many hours in this heat. I compiled three (3) short recordings with approx. 30 second intervals of the high pitched, chirping sound. I had to be careful I would not be reported as “snooping” or “harassing.” Plus my 10 year old little digital recorder is for speaking. Flattened the pitch.
Numbers indicate approximates time when chirping:
October 17, 12:35 pm:
2, 30, 58, girl walking up the stairs, 1:20 girls greeting, 1:27, 1:55, 2:24.
October 8, 8 pm: (lots of background noise, but focus on the HIGH pitched chirps.)
2:31, 3, 3:28, ends 3:31.
October 8, 3 pm:
3:36 (faint), 4:05, 4:33, ends 4:39.
I’m a visual artist, not used to looking clocks and writing times. I put HOURS into this! Figuring good times to sneak out, listening, counting, putting the audio together.
First recording rather clear. My back was towards #15 and #17. I I held my little recorder towards my right, facing #15. I am NOT saying noise originates from there.
We both heard #15 last spring, Alison MacKenzie #6: Smoke Detector Chirping: Neighbor Reported Oct 2015. We have no idea if any others reported it then and/or now, plus people left … and …
I am the one being threatened with violating MY lease? Welcome to the Twilight Zone for the last FIVE plus (5+) years.
I focused on the garden downstairs which Ali created. I noticed two purple Iris buds yesterday. When I walked that pathway down the stairs to farmer’s market and library today, the irises were in full bloom. Not very tall. Very easy to miss. Gotta LOOK.
Someone came up the stairs. I assume a girl due to light foot steps and subsequent voices. #15 I guess. She didn’t walk long enough to go into another unit. From their reactions, maybe they saw her outside.
Manager Mocks Ability to Photograph Clouds and Sunset: “Jenny, You’d have some difficulty watching the sun set while standing in front of units #18, #19 & #20 unless you can see through the building.”
I wrote I watch clouds AND watch the sun set between 18, 19, 20 AND 15, 16, 17. I was keeping it brief. So literal, so picky, so unreasonable.
I see through buildings and can photograph this amazing ability!
I photographed these clouds BETWEEN units 15 and 17. Mostly, I just watch and study clouds. We don’t get many clouds here, unlike England. I always marvel at how William Blake painted clouds. Turner. French engraver Gustave Dore.
GET OFF MY CLOUD and let me look at them!! Let THIS world famous ARTIST look at Clouds!! Flowers, Spiderwebs. Life. That is who I am and what I do.
I specifically used OUTRAGEOUS because Ross Gentry used that word in an email about noise WE didn’t hear: “You might not have been in your room at the time this outrageous noise occurred yesterday.” We both were home, quietly working in separate rooms in our unit.
He REFUSED to accept the FACT we didn’t hear this “outrageous noise.” He reported it as if one or both of us heard it. We did not hear anything!
BUT these chirps, since September 29, 2015, ARE violating OUR rights to quiet.
Plus ENDANGERING OUR safety! ILLEGAL.
Perhaps the words he uses most often, certainly in threatening emails and txt msgs posted: “Legal and Illegal” in his emails, text msgs, and his failed attempt at an Lease Illegally Unilaterally Imposed: City Said NO!), are according to Ross Gentry:
“Our noise concern is unecessary and excessively loud voices, including shouting and boisterous laughter that can be heard throughout the enclosed courtyard because it traps and amplifies even normal voices; not the intermittent chirping of a smoke detector.”
Residents keep saying this: IF Ross hears it, it exists. If Ross doesn’t hear it, it does not exist. Neither should I. Nor you.
#15 can see OUTSIDE better than a person can inside. Unless you are staring. The LAST thing I want to do is snoop inside anyone’s home! TRY walking from MY unit past their’s on your way down.
I’m not staring nor snooping! See my photos and Ross’ ABUSIVE, demeaning email re “Manager Mocks Ability to Photograph Clouds and Sunset.”
I am a VIRTUAL PRISONER in my OWN home. I can’t go out to take in the cool breezes, the setting sun, photograph a flower. I missed Ali’s irises. ALSO DUE TO THAT CHIRPING. I can’t sit in my own living room.
We already went through this for months! Not again. Please no!
Thanks Ross and Donna Gentry.
This is JUST the beginning. I have NOT yet begun to fight!
PLEASE HELP US. This is MADDENING! I hear it as high pitched in my living room and kitchen as in these recordings. EVERY 30 seconds!