Dwarfed by Turbines

Dwarfed by Turbines

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August 4th 3 am - No sleeping with this noise

It is 3am and there is no sleeping going on at this house! As I type, I am waiting on the line for the spill action centre to entre by complaint so that i can get a confirmation number and my little one is crying for me to come and "snuggle him" because he is also awake from the turbine noise and complains to "turn off the fan"...when I went to bed tonight at 11:30, I could not believe how loud the "woosh, woosh" sound was even over the ceiling fan turning in the bedroom. Tonight is one of the loudest we have heard in a while. I was able to fall asleep but have been awake for about an hour now listening to the sound.....
I was away in Toronto last week(3 nights) and although I had full relief from the turbines (all of my symptoms disappeared completedly), I was awakened by the planes flying overhead my airport hotel - The difference: when the plane flew over, it went away and I quickly fell back to sleep! This noise does not stop and keeps us all from sleeping...my oldest has been talking in his sleep "be quiet!" he shouts from his bed, and, he shouts to his brother to stop making so much noise, but I know it is not his brother - who is lying quietly, it is the wind turbines he hears...
1738-7ULA8Q is the number I have been given to know that my report to the MOE spills action centre has been received. It's a number. We are a number. My family is one of many who are a number in the sacrificial game that Ontario is playing called "let's build as many as we can, as quick as we can, and hope for the least amount of resistance"....
It's after 3am, I have to get up early for work, and I can not help but wonder while I get out of bed to blog and recored the event, make a required reporting phone call, calm my little one, and lie awake unable to sleep - Are the turbine management and representatives who told us there would be no noise, no disturbance, and that "we would hardly know they were there" able to sleep? Or do they lie awake nights thinking about the people who are suffering from the turbines and deal with their conscience and struggle with right and wrong? Do they know even more about the issues than they let on and wrestle with their feelings about the effects of the vibrations on my children's growing bodies and minds? Or, are they at home peacefully sleeping while counting their money in their dreams....

August 4th - 3:14am:
Chatham Kent
Temperature: 21.4°C
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Tendency: falling
Dewpoint: 19.7°C
Humidity: 90 %
Wind: SSW 18 km/h
Humidex: 29

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog and you certainly have my sympathies. Just FYI, at the time you were complaining, Port Alma (I assume that's the project you live in) had been running at roughly 80-90+% for over 12 hours. No wonder the noise was so bothersome.