How do yall deal with ugly neighbors? Sometimes I get so mad I feel like I could explode. How do you get past the anger and just live your life without thinking about the horrible people right next door?
No they aren't harming us. But their daughter and my son go to school together and apparently don't get along. So they come banging on our door at 8 o'clock at night to say my son poked their daughter with a marker in class. And then around 10:30 tonight I went to go check on my goats and as I was walking to the barn they were sitting in their yard calling my son names and talking crap about my family. Sometimes the mom gets a wild hair up her butt and will randomly say some not so nice things to my son if he gets too close to their property line. They just seem to love drama and I'm over itAre they harming you or your animals?
We had the motorcycle track as well.Oh man, I can relate! I live next door to a motorcycle track (I was here first).
There's two decades worth of absolute loathing, resentment, and fury simmering inside me that I will never be able to let go of. I'm a very laid back person, not much gets me riled, but even thinking about them gets my blood pressure up! Unfortunately there's really nothing you can do. I wish I could say I'd found a way to deal with it! Mostly I ignore them when I can, try to be thankful for the blessings I have, and secretly hope that a meteor takes them all out one day
I would call authorities and file a complaint. High power riffles and firing that much seems odd to me.We live in the woods, off the road with a river as my back property boundary. (I'm in the back of 150 acres). I've lived here on our farm since we rode dinosaurs to school. (Ask my kids) Should be quiet and peaceful. Right? Nope!!! A guy 1/2 mile as the crow flies shoots from 8 am until late afternoon almost every day.
Now we have firearms. Sometimes we plink, not often as ammo is in short supply. I'm all pro 2nd Ammendment, etc. But I'm not into non stop noise of large caliber and those darn exploding targets. Oh, and full auto weapons. The river valley brings all his noise to us.
Yes, I understand horrible, evil jerky neighbors! My only hope is he someday moves back to the city.
How old are the kids?No they aren't harming us. But their daughter and my son go to school together and apparently don't get along. So they come banging on our door at 8 o'clock at night to say my son poked their daughter with a marker in class. And then around 10:30 tonight I went to go check on my goats and as I was walking to the barn they were sitting in their yard calling my son names and talking crap about my family. Sometimes the mom gets a wild hair up her butt and will randomly say some not so nice things to my son if he gets too close to their property line. They just seem to love drama and I'm over it
They are renters. We have been talking to the principle for the past two school years and it just continues. The neighbor girl always lies and so does the mother so nothing is ever done. I'm hoping they move away. We had a peaceful little country road until they moved in.I think they (my ignorant neighbors) have a shooting range. (Not zoned, but who has that kind of money to waste on nonstop ammo?).
To the OP, are they renters? (Probably not!). You could maybe have a meeting with the principal and explain their kid is bullying yours.
Bad neighbors sure are a pain.
Being 11 years old kids can do things that are not nice to girls. You know how it is, girls have cooties and so do boys.Sometimes they will do the most petty crap just to be annoying. Like park their truck so the headlights are pointing at the kids windows at night. Setting off fireworks at midnight. We usually just ignore them but I can't handle when someone talks about my kids. He's 11 and mostly plays in our yard except when he rides his bike. And she's acting like we have some hooligan running through the streets busting out people's windows.
He had poked her in the butt with a marker. We told him he is never to touch anyone else especially a girl . We apologized and the teachers were made aware as well. I try to keep them separated at school and on the bus but there's only so much I can do since I'm not there. But they both like to annoy each other. It's usually just innocent kid banter and I try to ignore the elementary kid drama and let them work it out as long as they are both acting civil towards each other. But the mom is determined to turn every little tiff into this huge thing and then gets drunk and starts yelling late at night so everyone on this street can here. I try to ignore it as best as I can because I don't like confrontation or causing issues. But there's only so much a person can put up with.How old are the kids?
Have you tried calling the authorities to go talk to the neighbors to stop harassing you?
If they are coming onto your property without permission and they have to go through any gates etc, that is trespassing if you have a do not trespass sign up.
is this is city limits or rural?
Get a retraining order to keep them away from knocking on your door, but being a neighbor sharing a fence, makes things harder to keep them away there.
Can you put up a solid fence to block out the neighbor perhaps?
School issues need to be done with the principle. To try to stop things there.
Also, you will have to figure out if your son is doing those things or not and nip it in the bud there, if he is doing it. Maybe apologizing and saying it will never happen again to the neighbor and making your son do this with the girl may help.
If he truly did not do this, then their daughter is creating issues, which is sad.
If you want security.
Put up a webcam recorder with audio at your front door.
Maybe one viewing your back yard area in case they do something illegal back there. Do not face it towards their home or go against privacy laws.
If it cannot be resolved, the talking crap thing, just ignore them, if your son is responding to them, it will escalate with the neighbor.
Act like they are not there.
That will get to them more.
Or get a lawyer.
We don't know the whole story, so all we can do is advise.
We are also not attorneys.