I am doing much better in my current abode than I did in the one from last year. I am at least much more sane by this point in the semester, even though I'm busier, probably in large part because I'm not being woken up everyday at 5:30AM by a remorseless crowing alarm clock.
I have, however, in recent weeks, begun to be affected by the 8AM Stomping: The upstairs neighbor seems to routinely stomp through his apartment, or more specifically, the room above mine. I do not hear stomping anywhere else in the apartment or at any other time of day, except at 8AM right above my head. It produces an ensemble of percussive thumping and chandelier (well, light fixture) rattling. I could do without either. Now that I'm in study period my schedule is different, and from time to time I might actually like to be sleeping at that time of day. But I do not appear to have that option. It's very annoying. While I am a morning person and I generally like to get up early, I don't want to HAVE to. I have not been able to sleep through it, and even if I'm just lying there contemplating the upcoming day it's still very jarring.
So I guess I'm going to have to leave a note or something, though I'm not quite sure how to phrase it. "In your morning routine, could you please hover? The daily traipsing is very disturbing."
In other apartments where I've lived confronting neighbors has been less risky. If relations turned frosty it wasn't the worst thing in the world because inevitably one of us was going to move. But since my mom lives here, I guess I need to tread more carefully. (Ha! Get it? Tread? Um, yeah....)
Edit 12/11 (Saturday): Apparently the stomping is reserved for weekdays only.
Edit 12/11 (Sunday): Correction - it seems to be a Sunday thorugh Friday thing...