|Nice view. Manly men doing manly things I don't care to do.|
So Big Ag and Groceries were outside today, digging holes for the buckthorns we'll be putting in as a privacy hedge. Neighbor comes out and asks what we are doing.....and I decide to go for it. I explain that I like to do backyard astronomy and that his yard lights are killing our view of the Milky Way. He says he'll work on remembering to turn them out more.
Pleasant conversation, no weirdness or resistance. Will he remember to shut off his lights? Not sure. But I figure we have double coverage now. He'll be our first hope, but if that fails, we have our buckthorn hedge as our back-up.
Double coverage to give us darkness at night. Definitely something worth over-planning for.