Like when you are dealing with a troubled neighbor (in extremely close proximity) who is menacing your child, spraying water on your cat (well almost cat), telling you that the police are coming to arrest you for feeding said cat, cursing at you and the other neighbors,wielding an ax and generally wreaking havoc in the neighborhood.
As you might glean, I have been driven to distraction by this upsetting situation which has been on-going for the last couple of weeks, episodes escalating daily, today reaching a crescendo of disturbance. After a rude awakening I was somewhat surprised to discover that I wasn't the only one being tortured (misery does love company) and my neighbors banded together to come up with a solution. In cases like these, there are no ideal outcomes but we saw no other choice. We can only hope the man will receive the help he needs.
There is peace here for the time being. Who knows what the next few days will bring.