I have a 21 year old son who plays all types of guitars (7 of them not including a violin) with amplifiers and "wa-wa" pedals three feet from where I'm trying to think and use a computer and make lottery picks. I get so shaky I can hardly even think straight or use the keyboard. I like quiet; don't like dissonance, volume or discord.
So please forgive all wrong picks and bad posts I've made on Sat. 1/29 especially those made between 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Central time.
Now that I'm done on LP, he's decided to stop. They don't make medications strong enough to deal with this.
You should see it when he gets a few of his buddies together. The living room is a constant sound studio and the cacophony sends me to my bedroom with the door closed, me in a fetal position curled up in the corner of my closet with headphones on playing "white noise".
But I truly love him and his contribution to our family's sanity makes it all worth it. I guess I just get upset when I'm trying to think and can't. I hate it when I can't concentrate on my own thoughts. For example I rarely listen to the radio in the car. My sons think it's weird and I guess it is, but I'd be a real psycho if I didn't have some quiet time to just think about things.
Thanks as usual for letting me rant. I've been a widower for 15 years since my 2 sons were in pre-school, raised them on my own since then and appreciate people that can understand my problems and psychotic episodes. Sometimes I get acerbic on here and I apologize for that.
I've done that with a few members on LP and feel like a jerk afterwards, but my apologies to them are sincere.