I've not mentioned that last year the 10 acres that adjoins our property was sold. The same person also purchased 10 acres that adjoins it to the south. In August, construction started on a house. I'll reserve my thoughts about how I think it's strange that what I think (??) is the front door of the house facing us to the north, and not west as all the homes on our side of the road do to take in the view of the mountains and face the road. We can see the house, and with the electricity now turned on, I can see its lights at night from our back porch. I know it's really trivial and petty, but given that they have 20 acres to build a house on, I was bothered that I can see the house, and now its lights at all. But it's just that in the 8 years we've lived here, I've gotten used to the darkness and the privacy as well.
But then it occurred to me, sound really does travel here in the country. And now I wonder if they're going to be bothered that there's not going to be a shortage of dogs barking that they probably will be able to hear. *Of all of our dogs, who do you think barks the most?
The lights being visible and dogs barking aren't going to change, so I'm thinking that if the new neighbors are bothered by it, maybe it makes us even.