With the help of the blogger peanut gallery, I got my mother to buy a fire alarm to keep her from dying. I've got another one for you.
My mother is a retired 70 year old woman. She lives in a large apartment building, and her upstairs neighbor is doing renovations to her apartment for three months. From 9 to 5 every single weekday, there is constant drilling, hammering, etc.
Obviously, these hours were chosen because most people are at work. But my mother is retired. And she has trouble sleeping at night, so she often sleeps during the day, except now she can't. It got so bad that she stayed at a hotel for a few days which costs a million dollars a day in Manhattan. She ended up coming down with a bad cold due to the stress of it.
And there are still two months left.
Is there anything she can do about this?