I'm going to ask our Landlord to put up the natural looking fencing instead of the vinyl one as I think this will blend in much better with the Oak trees and greenery. And I really like the privacy panels for the porch instead of buying shades. Hopefully we will be blessed with some good neighbors but I'm sure they will enjoy a bit of privacy too with the fencing. We have very nice shades on our windows inside our home...and I have curtains up too. But I always opened the shades in the kitchen and livingroom areas during the day. Now I keep them half open instead. The workers who are helping to build the new Units are in and out pretty much on a daily basis and since they all are strangers to me...I'm not real comfortable with them being close enough to look in our windows when I'm here by myself. I think that has something to do with my mixed feelings about things too. We are blessed though, as the new Units may have a little extra room inside...but they have no real porch or patio...hopefully they will have some green space in the middle of the Units...but I don't think they will have much since the parking lot will probably take up most of the extra space. I don't think there will be alot of people with children moving in. But we will just have to wait and see.