Just a few days ago someone moved into the rental house in our neighborhood. We share a backyard fence. There is at least one person living in the home, a man who clearly has some type of mental disability. For 3 days now we have heard him in his backyard or inside the home with his door/windows open. He goes through these noisy sessions frequently throughout the day. They go one for about an hour and every few minutes he makes some loud noise. The sound varies from a loud growl, grunt, cry out or guteral (sp?) laugh. At first I thought someone was being tortured but yesterday I saw him in his backyard doing some tae-bo looking moves as he was making the noises. Since it is summer we have our windows open so we can hear when he makes noises whether he in or out of his home. It is starting to grate on me. I think it is especially hard because sometimes it sounds like he is in pain. My kids have been a little creeped out and I've explained that he has something different with his brain that gives him a need to make those noises.
I am a stay-at-home mama and we homeschool so our home is where we are a lot of the time. We have a backyard that we love to spend a lot of time in, gardening and playing. I know when winter comes we probably won't hear him as much with our windows closed and less time in the backyard, but it is hard to imagine that this is the reality.
I feel a lot of compassion for him as I think he deserves to live in a comfortable home with access to outside, as opposed to a nursing home. At the same time I think we deserve to spend time in our backyard without constant noises.
I am curious if anyone else has experienced a neighbor like this? Did you find anything that helps?