Talk to a couple neighbours, maybe make some flyers to have a community BBQ? Let people know whats going down. You don't need to even get into details. Just let your neighbours know who you are and what you do and meet your families.
It's sort of embarrassing how obvious these tactics are. They scare the s*** out of you and make your neighbours think you're insane. While they're at it they'll turn your wife against you.
BBQ sounds like fun, huh?
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