OT - Neighbors Shining Lights
Ok, so I know this has not a thing to do with decorating, but I'm hoping some of you have some wonderful insight on how to deal with my particular situation. I have some (not so lovely) new neighbors directly across the street. Tacky does not even begin to describe. But, the thing that bothers me the most is the adult son loves to shine his very bright (huge truck) lights on the front of my house in the middle of the night. I asked the guy earlier in the winter if he would turn off his headlights while he was waiting for his truck to warm up (I clocked 30 minutes one time after midnight). Now we live in the Atlanta area and even I don't warm up my car before loading my two young children before going somewhere. BUT this 20 something man must warm his car up with headlights shining on the front of my house for long periods of time in the middle of the night. Why he must back into their driveway is really confusing as we have no traffic in our neighborhood (maybe he wants his mom to feel great about the 30 solar lights she has lining both sides of her driveway). Anyway, tonight he decides to shine his lights on my house at 11:20 pm to load his trailor. I asked him to turn off his headlights (wouldn't parking lights be sufficient to turn on the back lights?). He told me to get some blinds (I have them and black out curtains for my room, thanks to him). Unfortunately my asthma child sleep in the front room and we don't do curtains for her. So, I parked my car in my lawn with my lights on to make a statement (so they could see how bright it is) and then proceeded to speak with the lady of the house about the request not shine lights on my bedroom windows in the middle of the night. She obviously sees no problem with the intrusive lighting on my house and told me I needed to go back to bed and get some sleep and then decided to take pictures for her facebook. Tacky, tacky people. I might be tacky too, but darn I asked politely before with a good explanation why I was asking and the dude keeps doing the same thing. What in the heck do you do?? Everyone in this tiny, close knit neighborhood has always had respect for each other...until now. What do I do? Just make black out curtains for all the rooms? Maybe get some bright spot lights of my own as my lawn is down hill and my car lights just shined on the grass instead of the front of their house. Now, I've had a glass of wine to calm down and I'm sure you all will think I'm nuts, but this is driving me crazy.