We started off having a quiet New Year’s Eve. Home-made pizza at a friend’s house, then home by 9pm. The music on either side from parties was way too loud to go to bed early so we decided to play cards until midnight. We didn’t really keep an eye on the time but could tell it was midnight by the raucous which later erupted on the road. Our instinct: turn the lights off and keep the dogs inside, which we did. We didn’t expect to receive a few missiles of rocks/clods of dirt which soon followed, aimed for our compound. Dan ducked outside to put a blanket over the the car. And about 30 minutes later, continuing our card game by candlelight with dogs inside, one clod thumped into the front kitchen window and shattered the glass. Why? We will never know. Alcohol mixed with hyped up youth never bode well, and last night we experienced it first hand…AGAIN!
We stay up until the noise of revellers die down and around 1.40am we roll into bed, to lay and hear the loud thump of music at the parties still continuing nearby. As it turned out the music continued to thump out until 6am this morning. I know this because I got up at about 4am since it was futile to even try sleeping. I turned on the light in the lounge and snuggled up on the couch wrapped in two sarongs to avoid mosquito bites, with my computer; then the power went off (solar cut out). What else do you do? I stayed up for an hour and a half cleaning the cluttered desktop of my computer – it looks beautiful now.
We were frustrated, disappointed and to be honest I was fuming on the inside about why people would even try to damage our house and how people can be so inconsiderate to blast music all night. The thoughts that go through my mind during those wee hours!
Alas, Happy New Year everyone! We might begin ours again tonight 🙂