Well, I did it. Five minutes ago, I went outside in my night shirt and asked our neighbors if they were done playing basketball. I told them it was keeping Jack awake which was only half a lie. Jack had been awake but he's a much heavier sleeper than me.
How much common sense does it take to realize you should probably quit playing basketball before midnight? So, our neighbors said they were done playing when I asked but at least I grew some nerves and did what I've been dreaming of doing. I'm not a big fan of confrontation so it took some guts to do that.
*By the way, the posted time is off by an hour.