Saturday, July 7, 2012

'Tis the Season

'Tis the season for fireworks in the 'hood. It's not been a fun national holiday week, so far. The noise was bad on the night of July 3rd, so much so that we all hopped into the car and went for a drive for a couple of hours with the radio turned up and the air conditioning on arctic mode. It was not fun but better than staying home and suffering, however I did have to question the safety of being out on the road with hundreds of our local friends who may have been out partying.

The evening of the Fourth of July was even worse and the chauffeur was just too tired after the RESDA trial (not to mention little sleep the night before) to go out driving around, safely. So we rode it out at home with as much "white noise" as possible. Not pretty, not fun. A call was finally put in to the local police later in the evening just to see what the status was. Their reply, while polite, was that there were just too many calls to answer about illegal fireworks, and they have "limited resources" to deal with them and can't catch the people doing it. So we hunkered down. The bigger booms ended after midnight, but the "pops" did not stop until almost 3:00 AM on the morning of July 5th. Suffice to say that dragging herself into work had the chauffeur quite groggy.

Things started up again last night, the evening of.....July 6th. Luckily it did not last too long. We are really tired of this.

Instead of focusing on the negative I'm trying to plan a more positive blog post, with some new photos. Now that would be fun! Stay tuned...

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