Try the city building department, Code enforcement officer, City manager the
point is you have to make a stink, let them know this a nuisance to you and
your family. Are there any other neighbors bothered by this light ? if so go
as group, the squeaky wheel gets the oil.
I thought of somthing els You said the power Co. came and replaced it so it
must be there light? That's were you should start. If the old lady can turn
it on or off start knocking on her door at 1 & 2 AM and ask her to turn it
off. You don't want to mean to the elderly, But there are still a lot of not
so helples older people that are still asses.
I would suggest that is not a very good idea. It is not likely to be
looked on kindly by anyone, including the police and could be considered
harassment and certainly is not going to win friends. Neighbors are
neighbors and being friends is a good idea.
Joe's right. And don't do anything destructive. It's just going to come
back on you, besides being illegal and unethical. It's too bad you don't
have a better relationship with 'the old lady' and could talk with her.
Explain your point of view calmly and stay calm even if she becomes
unreasonable. Yes, there are mean folks of all ages but being older and
alone causes many to become overly suspicious or downright paranaoid. I'm
watching it happen in our family and it's not fun for anybody.
On 1 Jun 2006 01:39:38 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
rig up a photocell so that whenever that light goes on, so does Ozzy
Osborne, pointed at her house.
If she complains, tell her that she has the powweer to turn Ozzy on
and off, and there is nothing you can do. Tell her if she keeps the
light off, Ozzy will stay in his cave. She can try turning the light
on and off a few times to get the idea of how it works.
Generally, I'm in agreement with those advocating the legal, civilised
route- likely to be more effective in the long run, if slower. But I
have a certain mischievous curiosity about what would happen if a water
pistol of a certain size filled with, say, ice water were to
accidentally be discharged on a hot bulb- it isn't shielded, is it? I
mean, kids have been known to do such foolish things.
Mercury vapor lights are enclosed in a housing like automobile
headlamps. They are designed for outddor use, so rain, snow, sleet, etc.
have little effect on them. Even the pellet gun suggestion might take
more than a single shot. Better with a .44 magnum.
Let me add just another stupid solution to the problem.
Kill the old lady!
On 1 Jun 2006 10:32:10 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Unless they are truely the type filled with paint, most paintballs
will not work. Stuff is soluable and biodegradeable.
Radio Control Aircraft/Paintball Physics/Paintball for 40+
Another thought that might meet with approval from the neighbor would be
to install a motion sensor - not my choice - so she KNOWS when
someone/something is in the yard. If you have a lot of critters around,
the light would be on a good deal. I used to have a neighborhood possom
that made the identical sound of a person walking through the yard.
Used to spook me until the light came on - then he would stand up and
peer in the window of the Florida room at me :o)
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