I went to bed at midnight on the 4th with a raging migraine. At 12:35 am I called the police and was told that their phones are ringing off the hooks and that they would send an officer out as soon as they could. I was awoken again at 2 AM and again at 4 AM. I woke up with the migraine I went to sleep with but now I had the nausea to boot. It was not a pleasant morning.
I watched an interview with two former soldiers who discussed the anguish of veterans when fireworks go off. I read an article by an expert who said that a good 50% of fireworks do not explode as intended. I read about a guy who burned down his garage and another who injured himself and found out his medical insurance doesn't cover idiots.
No one on my street was setting off fireworks. I could not even see exactly where they were coming from. What we have is a few AWFs disturbing entire communities. And the incompetents in the State Legislature are talking about their less than 4 million in revenue from firework sales in a budget of over 50 Billion dollars as justification for allowing all of us to be disturbed.
OKAY. Enough. Here are some thoughts (edited) from 2013. If you search my blogs for 'fireworks' you will find I have discussed this many times.
AWFs (otherwise known as assholes with fireworks)
Again last night just before midnight some AWF was setting off fireworks. This has been going on for a month now. My neighbor asked me if I heard them. Well, I am not deaf, so I guess so. Last night I called the police. If I was younger, I'd go sit out in the general area of the noise and wait so I could take a picture and tell the officer exactly where they are.
But this is what I find really irritating on top of the noise: