I'm all for being a considerate summertime neighbor. Being mindful of how much noise one produces and inviting the neighbors to an occasional barbecue at your place are nice ways to increase the peace in one's neighborhood. But what if your neighbor is a noisy, nosy, scary jerk? What if you have asked him nicely not to let his dogs use your yard as a bathroom, but you keep stepping in it when you mow your lawn? What if the neighbors are leering weirdos who watch you as bend over in the garden? What if your neighbors decided to start fixing all terrain vehicles in their back yard, and all you can hear is the grinding of dune buggy motors? What if all of your diplomatic efforts have fizzled into nothing, and it just doesn't seem worth it anymore? It's time to block out the neighbors. See full article.