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Sunday, July 05, 2020

Keep in mind, fireworks that shoot into the air in my state are illegal.

It was a loud night in my neighborhood last night. I think some of my neighbors where trying to outdo the city for fireworks. For not being able to "go anywhere" due to covid and stay at home orders, there sure were a lot of fireworks. (I am guessing many went to our neighboring states when they were opened back up. Now, I am used to my neighborhood being "under fire" on the 4th. It is something that just happens and you deal with it living here. Someone in the neighborhood even shoots them off about every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This year was something. I think people spent all their vacation money on fireworks. Never had we had this many. By the debris in the streets this morning, there were some good parties. Thankfully most of the neighbors were done by 11pm so kids could go to sleep. A few were after that time and even fewer after midnight. Now to those who shoot them off at 2am randomly, I have some words for you. Yes, my community can call the police. What's the point? It is hard to tell for sure where they come from if you are not outside to see it. By the time the police arrive, the people have stopped shooting them off. To those who bought and set off fireworks, I hope you got your money's worth (being you must have spent a lot). Happy birthday America! My neighborhood sure celebrated you last night. Here's to another year.

So glad my dogs weren't all that bothered. My golden a few years ago would have been hiding in the tub. My papillon just stuck close or went under my bed (this is new for her). My cavalier is going deaf so she never noticed. My GSD only was bothered with the smell when I had him out. I am lucky compared to other's as far as dogs go.
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    Not too bad here all done by 11pm
    32 days ago
    We too had an unusually high use of private fireworks. The stimulus money must have been used. I prefer fireworks to guns being shot in the air.
    33 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Here you can buy them..just illegal to shoot them off. Now what kind of sense does that make?
    Due to a horrible storm a few years back, every window in the house broken..car destroyed by hail..and roof nearly totaled...well my small dogs are scared of any loud noise. Last night wasn't too bad till an neighbor set off Boom Bombs..that threw everyone into a total panic! Yeah I hope the kids and big kids enjoyed it..we were sure not having fun at my house!
    33 days ago
    Fireworks here were quite subdued but one the dogs jumped up on the bed in fright.

    Have a great week!
    33 days ago
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    33 days ago
  • RAVEN145
    Glad to hear all went well with the dogs.
    33 days ago
    We were done by 930 and most were done by 10
    33 days ago
    We live in southern il so its illegal to do fireworks but we go over Chester bridge every year and get our haul lol. Wonderful 4th spent with lots of family. We let them off at 9 and stopped by 10 , and then had my broom out sweeping the street .
    33 days ago
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