Whenever Chris and I watch those renovating shows (LOVE us some Renovation Realities and the new and equally awesome Renavation Rookies), I always wonder what neighbors think when people start banging away at 7:30 in the morning. A few weekends ago I was outside weeding and carting our green waste container around making a bunch of racket while the neighborhood was quiet as a mouse at 10 am. I felt a little guilty because no one else was making noise.
On weekends I usually wake up around 7 and spend the early mornings out on a run, in my art room working on some project, or planted at my computer doing research for my brother's company. It's nice to have that early morning time to hang out by myself.
Around 9ish I usually make me and Chris a nice breakfast to start the work day off right and then I wake the sleeping beauty :) Normally we're outside, around the house, or on a trip to the hardware store by about 9:45/10. Because we're working on the house nearly every weekend I don't want to be a bad neighbor. I don't want to start bang bang banging too early, or keep it going too late into the night.
I know working on your house comes with home ownership, but I also think it's polite (especially for city living and closer to your neighbor quarters), to lay off the loud noises at times that are distracting, annoying, or just plain rude.
So what time do YOU think it's appropriate to start your house work days on the weekend? Are you a super early riser and lucky to have lots of land and further away neighbors that the clanging of a hammer is no distraction or annoyance? Or do you and your family have a "No work till ____ am" rule?