I live in a small four-story house with several apartments. It's a restored building from the 19th century with sufficiently thick walls - so barely ever hear the neighbours. I occassionally hear a dog bark and one of the people has his moments of crazy where he turns up the volume of his music to MAX when he is really drunk (I am sure you can hear it up the street as well). But else - blissful silence. We had a percussionists living there once, too, and he could occassionally be heard, but else - no vacuum cleaners, no voices, nothing. It's very nice.
For a few weeks now, every evening between 8pm and 9pm or so, the ceiling is shaking and there are dullnoises and heavy footsteps above me. At first I thought someone moved in (people seem to move a lot in this house), but moving into a two-room apartment does not take several weeks. Then I thought maybe someone is playing Wii sports or something every night, but the footsteps go through the entire apartment. They're not the quick pitter-patter of children playing chase or the trample of cats (like mine) having their five minutes, but heavy and slow footsteps.
A friend staying over the other night suggested someone of unusual weight and clumsiness is walking around while phoning or so (some people do that, myself included), but those are not the only noises. It sounds more like the person above me is dragging his furniture around and redecorating every night, Mon-Sun, at pretty much the same time. We thought maybe he has a bed-sofa or bed-closet that has to be unfolded or set up every night, but that should only take a few minutes.
I AM SO CONFUSED!!! Or am I thinking in too "innocent" terms? O_o