Happy New Year, Tony! I hate to hear that. My house is drafty, getting old, and can get quite annoying at times, but I'm in the middle of the country with absolutely no neighbors close by. The only noise I ever get might be from hunters hunting birds in the winter and crop dusters during the spring and summer. Old houses can be fixed-bad neighbors can't be!I've found that sometimes what it takes is an obsessional shift!
For me, this has recently taken the form of channeling any spare funds towards relocating to another part of the province where the winters are a bit shorter and less cold, and hopefully break our string of horrible next door neighbors! We've found in our experience that it doesn't always pay to wait for good neighbors to move in next door to replace the crappy ones (Our latest bad luck string is approaching 10 years, with three consecutive duds!); sometimes you have the be the proactive one. In any case, after living in the same place for almost 25 years, I think it's time to shake things up a bit on our end.
This also means avoiding unnecessary accumulation of stuff that we're going to have to move when the time comes. On that end, we kept the gift exchanges light this time around. One survival item the Mrs and I exchanged were noise cancelling headphones, not the kind that cost $$$, but $$, as we just basically need to cover our ears when the surrounding noise disturbances get to be too much. I've also recently found the 10 hour Celestial White Noise clip on YouTube to be quite helpful, although I try to only use it when absolutely necessary.
So, for at least most of 2018, I expect any video purchases to be pretty much nil. After our eventual relocation, it'll be time to reevaluate our monthly budget based on our new situation.
Happy New Year, Everyone! May 2018 be a great one, all around!