The sounds coming from next door are too much to bear

Dear Amy: I live in a cooperative building in New York City. The apartment next door was sold eight months ago and has been vacant ever since.

I do some freelance writing work from home, and I teach voice lessons through Zoom. I always have students with two to eight voices, of all ages.

I’ve wanted a canine companion for a very long time. Three weeks ago I brought home a puppy.

A week later, I was given notice that the apartment next door would be undergoing a gut renovation that would last at least three months.

The renovation began last week, and it’s as loud and unsettling as you might imagine.

I can’t take calls at work and I can’t voice text from my home. Even worse, my puppy is very afraid of being beaten up (who can blame her?) and she is trembling and anxious.

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