I'm almost sorry I asked, Don. That's really terrible. Laurie, it's a shame we don't get to pick our neighbors, isn't it? I have been in your situation in which the ragtag mother let her 4-year-old son run around outside all the time with nothing on but a t-shirt. Her yard was a mess and so was she. After a couple of years, we just moved, as did two other neighbors. There's just so much you can do; then it becomes a case of "Is this just too frustrating or should we just relocate?" Our son Johnny was 3 and felt like he should be permitted to take his pants off and run around the yard. We took a loss on the house because people who were interested in our house couldn't believe a neighbor could live like that. We tried different avenues, too, with neighborhood meetings and pleas to city hall but nothing worked. That's one advantage of a Homeowner's Association we belonged in another city but that's a whole other subject. But it did keep our neighborhood spic and span. Any home improvement had to be approved and a time frame was placed on the homeowner for completion of the project.
Anyway, I'm sorry for you both and hope it gets resolved.
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Cover me, Lord, with Your righteousness,
Cover me, Lord, with Your holiness,
Lord Jesus, cover me."