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Quote:Coincidentally, I was set up in the front yard last night. I wanted to get 90 minutes of viewing in before the moonlight started to wash out the sky. Neighbor's front house lights come on - obliterates any viewing from the front. I go inside for a few minutes, then go back out and sit in a lawn chair. Neighbor pulls in his driveway. When he gets out of the car, I politely ask if he would shut off the outside lights after he is done outside. He says, "Absolutely". I say, "Thank you very much".I love my neighbors. And people accuse us Northeasters of being cold!
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A little girl once asked as I showed her the Moon with my telescope, "Are you a scientist?" No, it's just a hobby....
South of Seattle - east of Tacoma
Quote:How old is your daughter? Here is what to do. Have her go over one afternoon with tears in her eyes. Have her talk to the woman of the house. In tears, let her explain to the woman how she couldn't complete her astronomy project for school because the neighbor's lights prevented her from using the scope with her dad.Problem solved.Oh, you might have to pay your daughter to do this, but it will be the best $100 you ever spent.
Quote:Quote:How old is your daughter? Here is what to do. Have her go over one afternoon with tears in her eyes. Have her talk to the woman of the house. In tears, let her explain to the woman how she couldn't complete her astronomy project for school because the neighbor's lights prevented her from using the scope with her dad.Problem solved.Oh, you might have to pay your daughter to do this, but it will be the best $100 you ever spent. That's sneaky and conniving. I love it.
Eric Old Chinese saying: Be very careful what you wish for You may get it.
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Quote:my next door neighbors house has been on the market for three years. (we live in a gated subdivision) there is a street lamp in front of the neighbors house. very bright, and annoying. but i felt i couldn't do anything about it, but thought about it. it finally sold, and a day or two later the light went out ! it's been a while, but hopefully it won't go back on.
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And there they still stood, obscurely commemorating man's triumph over time and matter and the triumph of time and matter over man. -- Aldous Huxley, on the Mayan stelae at the Quirigua ruins
Quote:Maybe someone else mentioned this, but I didn't see it.I think the first thing to do, since talking with the neighbor has failed, is to talk to a lawyer.He or she can tell you the best approach. A likely scenario is that the lawyer would write a letter to the property owner explaining the problem, offering to pay for the remediation of the problem by installing motion sensor lighting, and stating that if the problem is not resolved, further legal action will be taken.A complaint from a neighbor is easily ignored, because it has no leverage. A formal letter from a law office, on the other hand, implies a costly waste of time and money. Now the owner has a choice. He can spend money on a lawyer himself, or he can agree to a free security upgrade to his home (motion sensor lighting).I'm no lawyer, but as a translator I see this kind of carrot/stick approach used a lot. It combines negative reinforcement (avoiding a lawsuit) with positive reinforcement (free motion sensors).Best,David
Quote: Boom. Case closed in your favor.
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Quote:and when you're neighbor prints out this thread and presents it in court after you just claimed it was about your daughter's sleep to the judge....the neighbor already knows its about astronomy.....