Imagine, for a moment, that a very tall street light, down the way a bit, is positioned exactly so that part of it comes directly into your window at night. Right straight into your eyes. The reflection from the water between you and it exacerbates its glare and makes it all shimmery/glimmery. And that makes you nauseous.
Clearly, it’s a situation in need of a fix.
So, what would you do?
Well, you could put a blind/shutter on the window. (But then you couldn’t watch the stars.)
You could wear eye shades. You know, like the ones they give you on airplanes. (See above.)
You could call the community and ask them to reposition the light. (Hah!)
You could ask the community to put in a light that wasn’t quite so bright. (See above.)
You could do all, or any, of that but you didn’t. And you had your reasons. (See above.)
What you did was get a really long extension pole, attach a paint brush to the end of it, soak the brush in black paint, and then, under cloak of darkness, you crept, very slowly so as not to trip, or worse, drip all the way down to the street light and paint out the offending side.
Which didn’t work since paint on glass doesn’t stick unless you prep the glass and you’d need a ladder to get all the way up there and that simply wasn’t an option. At least according the person who lives with you. So here we are. And I ask, most sincerely: “Well, what would you do? “