Yeah, the ban kind of knocked things off-kilter in the Great Neighbor War of 2021. I used to smoke a cigarette whenever she'd act up, and that usually did the trick. On I think Saturday night I woke up for a midnight snack (ok, actually a ten o'clock snack) and when I was in the kitchen she turned the garbage disposal on and off a few times. I turned mine on, made some coffee, and let it run while listening to a Christmas mix I'm making for a friend. Only then, after about an hour and a half, did I turn off the garbage disposal and then went about my business in the bedroom (get your mind out of the gutter -- music, wrestling, etc) until about 2:30, then went to bed. Woke up two hours later and, when my alarm went off at 5, I let it run for ten minutes until it shut off automatically. It's an annoying, loud rooster sound. Anyway that's seemed to have shut her up ever since. Bitch gon' learn. Probably won't last.
I've found a promising-looking apartment complex much closer to my mom, my sister, and my hometown (which is getting more unrecognizable by the day, but I have a lot of friends there) as well as being on great bus lines and a Metrorail stop -- I mean, I have those now, but the location would be much better. Only thing I'd miss would be the vet: my dog and I love that place (my dog loves going to the vet). It looks promising but I'll have to see the rent and whether they have any vacancies. I'd love to get away from here.