A Happy Rainy Fourth

@quita88 (3716)
United States
July 4, 2010 2:30pm CST
HI all, as it turns out it is raining here today on the Fourth of July. HMM? also seems I'm not getting discussions either....... Oh well, I had to call the law two nights in row due to fireworks being shot off at all hours of the night an in the early AMs..........they did stop after the deputy left tho. I know there are designated areas for shooting off fireworks that are really close, so why don't my inconsiderate neighbors use them?
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Hi quita So far here in KY it isn't raining. I hope that the rain holds off until after the fireworks. Here in our small town they have a curfew on how late that you can shoot off the fireworks. Before the 4th no more after 10PM and then on the 4th no more after midnight. I think that people just get so wrapped up in their joy that they don't think about the time or others. Keep smiling and have a good 4th.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
4 Jul 10
To me the biggest problem is these people can't afford to pay their rent and yet they buy up probably hundreds of dollars of fireworks and then shoot them off disturbing others. I know for a fact that the time for shooting them off is 10 PM and they have surpassed that by over an hour each nite. I learned from my neighbor that there are designated areas to shoot off fire works but they don't want to leave the driveway. To be honest, I'm glad it's raining ...I do hope they go into town and watch the displays set up for the fourth. Happy Fourth !
• United States
5 Jul 10
I know what you mean about the rain. Isn't funny how people that have no income seem to have more fun than those of us who work and don't get all the fun stuff..LOL
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
5 Jul 10
When I was a child living on my G-parents' farm, we were not poverty stricken, but we had to have a stringent budget. Yet my Grandmother somehow found enough in her budget to set off a roman candle or 2, & buy a sparkler for me, knowing how much I enjoyed it. Maybe she did, too... But it was her money--not government welfare, & she managed to save up money for her old age & burial. I never went without, & she never nagged me if I asked for a treat once in a while. It made the treats all that more enjoyable, knowing I didn't get one often! And I learned how to make that penny squeal! Maggiepie “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” ~ Pope John Paul II
@GardenGerty (87574)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Jul 10
It is very rainy here as well. This year the length of time we can have fireworks shot off is shortened to just four days. I do not shoot them, and they do not bother us a lot once we get to sleep. People do not feel that they need to leave their own property to shoot fireworks, but they forget that others need rest and quiet and do not want to listen to it all night.
@GardenGerty (87574)
• Marion, Kansas
5 Jul 10
It is still going strong, but I want to go to bed. We sleep with the windows open so the noise can be even worse. I understand about the pets and the Lou Gehrig's disease and startle reflex as well.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
5 Jul 10
It's after mid nite now and I'm goin to try to get some sleep.I haven't heard any fireworks for about thirty minutes now, so maybe I can sleep. I gave my one dog a tranquilizer a few hours ago to make this night easier on her. The rain has stopped and so has the fireworks so maybe tomorrow we can get back to normal.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
6 Jul 10
Quita--I came here to tell you THANK YOU for my BR mark--& completely forgot! I got busy talking about fireworks! LOL! So... THANK YOU, Quita, for my Best Response Mark! :) Maggiepie "Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose your job. Recovery is when Obama loses his job." ~ Armand Berube
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
6 Jul 10
[i][/i]You are soooooooooo welcome and besides you deserved the BR. Hang in there sweetie, we IS ok Just keep it up !!!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
6 Jul 10
YES'M! Doing as instructed, Ma'am! Hanging Ma'am! (We need a salute emoticon! LOL!) Maggiepie “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” ~ Dr. Benjamin Franklin
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Jul 10
WE had some let fireworks off early but I tel ya last night sounded like they were comingin to my bed room window and I know it was after 10 but then I fell asleep listening to them Why not it was teh 4th! and our neighbors had beeter ones and ones we coulds see teh casino that we went up on the roof to watch was a dud not sure they even let any off . CHey had a ball
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Jul 10
well I guess ya take a nap hugssssssssssssssssss. as I am going to do pretty soon myself as its about time lolololo Glad you did enjoy and campers had fun too.
@Hatley (152057)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jul 10
hi quita here in California the last two fourths we had six homes burned to the ground from carelessly thrown fireworks that set the roofs on fire and since the people living there were out watching the city sponsored fireworks nobody there to report the fire so it was not gotten to at once. So now only fireworks displays are allowed in most Southern California cities. some so called safe fireworks are allowed but none of them are all that safe.Its been a cloudy over gloomy day here In Garden Grove but nice and warm out but not too warm. I kept waking up last night hearing illegal fireworks booming. a lot of people go across the Mexican border to buy fireworks banned here in the US. mainly big rocket type stuff that really is so noisy. then all the dogs started the town bark. oh such fun trying to sleep, and that was pre fo urth.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
4 Jul 10
Yes Hatley I hear you ! We've not had fires here mainly cuz we've had a rainy week but it could happen. I don't live any where near you and we do live in a small residential area where it's usually peacefull and calm. WE've had two sets of new comers who rent ratty old trailers and I expect next month they will be put out due to not being able to pay their rent and yet they buy up fireworks and shoot them to their heart's content. I too have had a couple of lousy sleeping nights and after calling the law again last night and then sitting up to wait and talk to that deputy, the fourth is SHOT for me :( I think even tho it's our country's birthday there should be more stringent laws about where, when and maybe how to shoot these monstrosities off and certainly not where people actually live. Yes it's still pre fourth here too. So we shall see won't we?
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
5 Jul 10
I wish it had been rainy here in New Mexico. My son-in-law decided to set off fireworks in the backyard and I was so afraid the roof was going to go up in flames. These kids today don't have a bit of fear. You see my house has been sold and I'm waiting to go to closing next month (GOD WILLING) so I was terrified that something bad was going to happen. They all thought I was acting crazy. I have every right to be upset I thought. Now that I have read the above response from Hatley I know I had every right to be nervous. I hope your weather is better today and the fireworks is over for this year.
@peavey (15380)
• United States
6 Jul 10
There were two houses burned down here because they were drinking and shooting fireworks. It rained really hard for awhile, then drizzled most of the evening. The fireworks displays (three of them) were cancelled due to the rain. One is supposed to be scheduled for tonight, but I doubt many people will go because they start so late and tomorrow's a work day.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
6 Jul 10
This is the kind of things I worry about with fireworks. The two nights I called the law it was like the fireworks were hitting my house. I've lived thru two fires and watched one man lose his hand due to fireworks. The drunkenness just makes it worse cuz these people can't think well and they think they are big old boys.........not. I am sorry your fourth was ruined. Maybe the displays will excellent ! Let' hope so.
• India
5 Jul 10
today here it was raining in the evening since now it is night here i told it was raining.Well i love rains and feel like drenching in rain for long hours but the rain drops should be less otherwise it will fall like a small stone.Tks for the article.:)
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
6 Jul 10
I have a friend here on mylot who dances in the rain with her granddaughter. It's an act of nature for rain to fall and an act of us humans to enjoy it ! hugs, quita
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 10
Fireworks are banned here in Malaysia but can only be played during festive seasons. I remembered my mom's rented houses were razed to the ground early this year cos of illegal shooting of fireworks by the neighboring children. No one took responsibility of the fire and the case was written off as electricity short circuit.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
5 Jul 10
I am sorry for the fires due to firworks. It's sad that here in American, the birth of our nation, we can't use the firworks properly and be proud of our independence. An electrical short, huh? Man they can cover up anything can't they?
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
5 Jul 10
Now why would want to call the law on the 4th of july. Are you one of the people that dont like fireworks? let the people have fun. here where i live they been going off since 2 days ago and they are still going off. they not bother me at all. I like the hear them. I dont care less if they fire them and i still get up in the morning and go to work, How old are you anyway. Did you not ever have fireworks and fire them off all night long? thats fun...
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
5 Jul 10
I DID NOT CALL THE LAW ON THE FOURTH OF JULY !! I did call two nites in a row due to the unlawful shooting of fireworks in a residential area. Read all the discussions. TONIGHT IS THE FOURTH......I'VE BEEN OUT WATCHING THE FIREWORKS MYSELF...... I've always had fireworks and if you'd looked at my profile you;d see how old I am. Don't be self righteous with me. I have fun too and you need to read.................
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
15 Jul 10
I don't mind Fireworks but at a decent Hour I hate it when People are so inconsiderate of Neighbours I hope that it all stopped now Hugs to you