OFF TOPIC - oh my aching head


Long day at work yesterday, could reach the DH to see if he would come meet me at Panera - I'd have the supper I forgot to bring and he's have his latte. Since the line was busy from 6:45 (45 minutes before my end of shift) to walking out the door, I grabbed Taco Bell and ate and drove. (Not my favorite thing to do, but at that point I was so low blood sugar it was necessary. I wasn't sitting down there with all the teenaged hormones floating around. (that one is a popular teen hang out)
So I get home and I hear a guitar playing. Oh great DS pretending he's Jimmy Hendrix again.
Nope - DD got her 10th B'day gift a few days early... Now there are TWO electric guitars in the house.
Cheryl
Reply to
Cheryl Isaak

On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 09:18:32 -0400, Cheryl Isaak opined:
Well...you did it to yourself !! Buy ear plugs and insert lol
Reply to
lucretia borgia

On 8/31/08 9:23 AM, in article snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com,
Well, when DH and I discussed the various items on the list she gave us, a puppy wasn't do-able, we gave the "toy list" to other family members and the guitar was the only thing left.
She's big enough for a full sized electric - which shocked DH but reduced his anxiety of having a 3/4 size to sell in a year - and she'll get lessons come spring.
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak

Can you banish them to the garage or somewhere a little further away from your sensitive ears? Either that or maybe you can go there and relax with a good book.
It's great that they want to learn, and a well played guitar is a wonderful sound, but two of them playing badly at the same time sounds like enough to drive anyone slightly nuts.
Hugs to you till the immediate love wears off and/or she actually learns how to play well.
L
Reply to
Lucille

On 8/31/08 10:01 AM, in article
Neither of them is terrible. DS is starting to veer into heavy metal. Can't tell if that is ever well played.
I was just so tired last night.
I may just insist that we finish part of the basement and move a comfy chair and a good light down there just for ME.
Cheryl
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Cheryl Isaak

Now that sounds like a great plan. You might just want to install a sliding screen around the chair that would deem you invisible for a time. That would be lovely for the mother of a teen and an almost teen.
Reply to
Lucille

On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 10:01:51 -0400, "Lucille" opined:
I suspect you are talking about a classical guitar as opposed to electric lol
Could be a loooonnng winter, never mind, it will seem quiet at the rink lol
Reply to
lucretia borgia

On Sun, 31 Aug 2008 10:13:40 -0400, Cheryl Isaak opined:
Just finish a small space and line it with cardboard egg boxes, I know several parents in your position who did that, they say it takes the noise level down to bearable levels. I know David lined his fish tanks (they were set into the wall) on the reverse side with them, you couldn't hear the pumps after that.
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lucretia borgia

I am told by members of my professional group that Bose makes a set of headphones that will block out ANY sound. I think she said she got hers at Target (and notes "not the earbuds, the over-the-ear headphones").
Add $20 for the personal CD player and another $20 for the round-the-waist holder for it, and you're set. "What's that, dear, you say the children have chain-sawed each other in the living room? Didn't hear a thing! (except my favorite CD)"
Reply to
Karen C in California

I have a better idea. Get DS his drivers license and give him a car on the condition that he chauffeurs DD. There's a comfy chair and good light 3000 miles away, and you can fulfill your maternal obligations by sending money when anyone's hockey fees are due. :)
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Karen C in California

Have them play with earphones. It won't kill them. And to think, my mother, well and the neighbors, complained when I was in my serious Russian phase, and would open the piano all the way up (instead of keeping the top closed or half-way).
Ellice
Reply to
ellice

Besides the screen and chair, get some insulation for soundproofing. How about a couple of headsets that plug into the amps so the kids can hear themselves but that block the amplification to the rest of the house, until you basement sanctuary is completed? -- Carey in MA (passing the Tylenol and earplugs....)
Reply to
Carey N.

If they're practicing they should be able to turn the volume down to a suitable level. There's no reason to have amps screaming when you're learning.... But, I understand your concern.
Ellice
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ellice

I've just recalled a joke that may be relevant. A man goes into a musical instrument shop and asks if he can trade his instruments for two from the shop - he particularly likes the white accordion and the red saxophone. The shop owner says "You're a drummer, aren't you?". The man says "Yes, I am a drummer. How on earth did you know that?" The shop owner says "Well, that's a radiator and the other thing is a fire extinguisher..."
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Bruce Fletcher (remove denture

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