So here's another situation I'm not sure how to deal with. One of our neighbors behind us has a security light that is shining into our bedroom window. It was not a problem for the first year or so we've lived in our house. In fact, we had sheer curtains when we first moved in. Then we had to take everything down when the new windows were installed. I hadn't put up the curtains again until I was awoken by a very bright light. I thought someone was sitting in their driveway with their headlights on possibly dropping off or picking up someone. Well, this went on for a good hour. I finally got up to investigate. No headlights, just one very bright security light above the side door. I cannot sleep with lights on or lights reflecting in somewhere. I ended using clothing for makeshift curtains to get through the night.
The sheers never went back up and I found something much heavier, but not heavy enough to block it out. Unfortunately it does cut a lot of the daylight even when open. If I get anything darker or heavier, it'll really cut the light significantly during the day when they're open since my curtain rods aren't very big. I've not wanted to say anything since I really don't know these neighbors and don't want to become enemies right off the bat by possibly saying something wrong. I also figure they might tell me to either get blinds, heavier curtains, or wear an eye mask over my eyes. I am considering blinds in hopes that they might work. If they don't cut the light out, I don't know what I'll do. Right now I hang a long, dark towel over the curtain which sort of works in the mean time. Should I say something to them and if so, what should I say? I'm very shy, so this would be difficult for me. I just want it turned towards the street instead of their back yard, but they might have their reasons for having it they way they do. I'll consider all options.