4th of July

Ah, 4th of July.
I have come to accept that on the 4th, people are going to set off fireworks. I noticed such localized ‘shows’ in Capitol Hill, when visiting friends there, and in College Park, with a friend’s roommate putting on a display. I will be happy if people limit their fireworks to their own front yard or sidewalk (because some folks too over the whole sidewalk), and clean up their mess. The day after, the sidewalk and yards are littered with half burnt paper and plastic if there is no clean up.
Also it has been raining this past week, I’m a little less worried about things or houses setting on fire.