I am a dummy

@GardenGerty (99448)
United States
January 1, 2018 10:18am CST
We went to bed around ten last night. I suddenly woke up a little later. I heard this weird noise, kind of a thump, thump. It sounded like it was inside my wardrobe closet. I was really puzzled. So, I woke hubby, asked him to listen. He looked at the clock and told me "Happy New Year". It was the neighbor setting off fire works. I forgot. So I told him "Happy New Year, and we went back to sleep.
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• United States
1 Jan
Oh haha Well a very happy new years to you both Heather
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
This has got to be a better year all around.
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@LeaPea2417 (20471)
• Toccoa, Georgia
26 Mar
@TiarasOceanView I have not seen you around here lately. I hope all is well with you these days!
@drannhh (15227)
• United States
3 Jun
@TiarasOceanView Good to see you here. I was looking for your discussions and it said you have none. I haven't been around much and wondered how you are doing. Have a good year!
@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
1 Jan
I went to bed around 12:30 and about 1 AM, I was awakened to the sound of fireworks that must have been very close but they lasted about 30 seconds.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I just have one pretty near neighbor, but he would have been out on the other side of his house setting them off. So it was not too loud.It did not last too long, either.
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@1hopefulman (28612)
• Canada
2 Jan
@GardenGerty That's good and we were both able to get back to sleep without any problem.
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@rebelann (41467)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jan
That's too funny, how could you forget it was New Years? Happy New Year
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
What can I say, I had been asleep. I am not sure that it was what woke me. More like I got up to go to the bathroom and heard it.
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@rebelann (41467)
• El Paso, Texas
2 Jan
Oh yeah, that's when even the most common noise seems foreign @GardenGerty I hate when that happens.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
3 Jan
@rebelann And it has been so cold I did not want to do it. I think the reason I thought it was in my closet is my daughter in law says she has squirrels in her walls.
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@andriaperry (50766)
• United States
1 Jan
LOL, that is just funny! I heard that till about 1 am. Happy New Year!
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
If I had not gotten up for the bathroom I probably would not have heard it.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jan
Fireworks are banned here except for those put on by professionals.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I imagine, if it is dry they should be. I do not know if we have any ordinances here, or if we have anyone to enforce them if we do.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jan
@GardenGerty If people are used to being able to do something, they sometimes really resent it if the activity is suddenly made illegal. We haven't been allowed fireworks for many, many years so mostly people are okay with it. You can't even buy them unless perhaps you get them from overseas online.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
3 Jan
Just one state over you can buy them year around. Not even two hours drive from here.
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@much2say (39275)
• United States
1 Jan
Well I'm glad the fireworks weren't inside your closet . We were up at midnight and had been hearing fireworks all night long anyway . . . I assume it had been going on til much later (as it always does) but we were able to get to sleep and not wake up to it.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I was thinking more of a squirrel in our closet, as my daughter in law mentioned the other night that there were squirrels in their walls.
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@much2say (39275)
• United States
2 Jan
@GardenGerty Oh my! Squirrels would be a problem too - how did they get into their walls ???
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
3 Jan
@much2say Some of the fascia board outside comes loose. They have fought it ever since buying the house.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
1 Jan
I heard some fireworks at around 5:30 P.M yesterday. I was not pleased, but fortunately, did not hear anymore .
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I had rather they be in the day time, but do not really see a need for them at all.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
3 Jul
@GardenGerty I don't understand the fascination about fireworks.
@BarBaraPrz (19871)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Jan
Some of my neighbors set off a few, too, but I was still up doing a crossword puzzle in bed. It sounded like they were right under my window. Made me jump. Thankfully, it didn't last long.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
We have good distances between our houses and I am glad.
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@dgobucks226 (12217)
1 Jan
There is always someone with fireworks to remind us there is a holiday celebration going on.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I am sure I should join in, but not when I am so beastly cold.
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@dgobucks226 (12217)
2 Jan
@GardenGerty Cold weather seems to bring everything to a halt. At least for me....
@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
3 Jan
@dgobucks226 Me too!
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@drannhh (15227)
• United States
3 Jun
I don't think that makes you a dummy! Just tired and wanting to sleep. It is a little late to say this, but I hope you both have a good year!
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
3 Jun
A year ago today hubby had a stroke.He recovered quickly but it made a long summer. This year looks to be much better.
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@drannhh (15227)
• United States
3 Jun
@GardenGerty Thank you for letting me know, Heather, I did gather something was going on, but at that time I was caring for my 2nd failing vet 24/7 and very seldom online. Hubby's first stroke was in 1999 and miraculously he made a full recovery before he had the next one and passed in 2009.
• Trinidad And Tobago
28 Feb
So you sleep through the year? I though people wake to welcome the New year? Not a custom in your country?
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Mar
It is a custom, but hubby and I have had some health problems and went to bed. We heard others celebrating with fireworks at midnight.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Mar
@GardenGerty I get that. When I was younger I would be excited to wake and celebrate the New Year, but as age and health threats emerge, I find myself putting 'rest' before celebrations too.
@Hannihar (36533)
2 Jan
That was funny.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
3 Jan
I do need to laugh at myself occasionally.
@Hannihar (36533)
3 Jan
@GardenGerty It is good when we can laugh at things we do them at times.
@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
1 Jan
Happy new year.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I am much brighter today, that is for sure.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
2 Jan
@GardenGerty that is good
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@Tampa_girl7 (25729)
• United States
8 May
They love to do fireworks here
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
9 May
Anytime they think they can get away with it for any reason.
@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
2 Jan
ohhh dear... glad they didn't keep you awake too long... Happy new year to you...
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
3 Jan
As soon as I knew what they were I could go back to sleep.
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@buenavida (8020)
• Sweden
2 Jan
Not much fireworks here - in some places they have been replaced with lightshows with laser, so they are not scaring pets, like dogs and cats so much..Very good - no point in scaring the animals if some want to have fireworks.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I think I would enjoy the laser light shows.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
1 Jan
So it wasn't the wardrobe? Happy new year
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
Nope, no one, and nothing hiding in the wardrobe.
@Susan2015 (20607)
• United States
1 Jan
We had some of those go off in the subdivision last night too.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I think it just goes with the year end, I just forgot.
@Corbin5 (106704)
• United States
1 Jan
It is so cold here that no one set off fireworks like they have done in the past. So glad since those fireworks scare the daylights out of the dog.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
This was very limited.
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@JohnRoberts (57331)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Jan
I had a similar experience myself last night.
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@GardenGerty (99448)
• United States
2 Jan
I was a bit confused and concerned. I thought there was a small animal inside my house.
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