I am reaching the limits of my ability to deal with random noise. There's been this beeping sound (like an alarm) that I can hear in my apartment for the past few days, and it's really getting to me (as morag_gunn
can attest to - I nearly broke down crying last night, although that was combined with the banging pipes, which also
keeps happening). It's definitely not coming from this building. My theory is that it's coming from the building across the alley, but I'll have to explore a little more tomorrow, and see if I can narrow it down. And then...I'm not sure what. I'll call building management (they also own the building next door), but I'm not sure what they can do. They didn't seem to particularly care last time I called about a (different) beeping noise, and that one went on for weeks.
Basically, though, I've become very sensitive to noises, especially ones that I don't know what they are. Yesterday at work some sort of alarm went off (elevator alarm was our theory) and didn't shut up for half an hour, and it was deadly. And then there's the banging of pipes that I mentioned above, which is waaaay worse this winter, and all sorts of other random noises, and they are all driving me crazy. CRAZY. About the only thing that doesn't bother me (still and luckily) is traffic noise, which I actually find pretty comforting.
I don't think there's anything I can really do about this sensitivity. Learn to live with, I guess. But how? I'm very on edge.