I know others have vented about their neighbors and I've had such wonderful neighbors, I just couldn't relate....until NOW. The house on one side of me sat vacant for 5 years. This spring, a woman bought it for her father who has health issues. Her and her boyfriend have been doing a lot of work on it since they bought it. Their own house is almost 3 hours from here so they are here for a week or two and then gone for a week or two. They've been doing this since summer started. Now to get a visual of my issue, keep in mind that my house and that one (both over 100 years old) were built before there were such things as houses needing to be a certain distance from the property line. Our houses are so close difficult child 2 could lay between the two with his arms above his head and touch both houses at the same time. My central air unit is actually half on their property. In August, they reshingled their house. They drove on my yard and ruined my rhubarb patch (which is by my garage) to get their supplies right up to the side of their house. I asked them not to drive on my yard and especially keep away from my rhubarb. They were outraged that I made such a request and told me they'd talked to city hall and were told the property line was at the edge of my house. I informed her that I would gladly have J (someone I've known most of my life since I was born and raised here) that is the person in charge of such things come out and mark the line. She shut up immediately so I knew she was bluffing. J had told me that they don't do the locating but he showed me how to do it. I did and I put 3' wooden dowels in the ground to mark the line. Since then, they have been driving across my yard AND driveway to park trailers alongside their garage. They've even done it while I'm at my kitchen window watching. They keep pulling them up and/or running them down to drive their trailers to where they want them without having to back them up. I keep putting them back up and they keep taking them down. I have been in contact with the chief of police (who I've also grown up with) and the city attorney (a friend of our family's) for the last 2 weeks about what I can do to stop this. They said they don't get involved in neighbor disputes unless there are laws broken and these people always do it (except the once) in the middle of the night so no one can catch them doing it. M (police chief) and P (city attorney) just advised me yesterday to post a NO TRESSPASSING sign in the exact same spot that I've had the dowel. That way, when they move it and M said he KNOWS they will, they can be charged with tresspassing as often as they do it. I bought the sign last night but didn't have time today to post it. Came home from work tonight and there are 4' METAL posts sticking out of the front and back yard with a long blue string running the length between the two. difficult child 2 said that he was walking home and the neighbor lady told him she's "tired of this s***" and that she'd "had the city come out and mark the line" (they wouldn't do it for me even as a favor) and to "tell your mom it's illegal to put those sticks where she did". Now I have no idea what her beef is since we don't go on her property and we don't even let our dog reach that far but if I can't put wooden dowels in the ground in MY YARD on MY SIDE of the property line, what the h*** does she think she's doing with taller metal ones on MY SIDE of the property line in MY YARD? I just want them to stop driving on my grass!! They're making ruts and killing grass and she said "it's just grass, it'll grow back". Like M said, that's not for her to decide since it's not hers. Their posts are farther away from the alley so they still have room to drive across my yard easily (how convenient). I know she's full of s***. I am planning on calling J and beg him to once and for all come and mark the line for me even if I have to pay for the "service" and I want M there watching so she can't do a thing. I want M to watch me put the sign in MY YARD on MY SIDE of the property line right where he told me to put it. Then when their posts and their string are proven to be on MY PROPERTY, I want him to charge her with tresspassing right then and there since I can't catch them any other time. (yes, the ruts are noticeable but M says that's not enough. M agrees that there is no question they have been the ones removing them because the dowels don't move the entire time they're gone but within 24 hours of them being back, they disappear again. Sorry this ended up being so long but this really has me ticked. difficult child 2 made the comment just a few minutes ago that he liked it better when the house was empty. I soooooo agree with him.