I've talked with the neighbor whose tree fell on the retaining wall that started it all and he feels really bad. I haven't talked with the other neighbors as we try to keep out of everyone's business. The neighbor who reported us is a strange bird. He calls on everyone in the neighborhood for anything he can think of. He's told me that he's going to make stew out of my goats. We have offered to help them when the power has gone out for days (it's happened 3 times now) during ice/snow events. We call and ask if they need firewood or drinking water. They always say they are fine. They are elderly so I feel obligated to be charitable...but certainly, I've become more wary of them after they have called the city every time my husband goes anywhere near the precious "critical buffer zone". Their son is a convicted rapist who keeps failing his urine tests and getting in trouble otherwise for things like theft so we generally keep our distance from them, it's a matter of safety rather than prejudice.
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