It's atypically quiet around here. Fireworks, other than sponsored shows, on the fourth have been illegal in Colorado for years. But the ban hasn't been aggressively enforced. We are right across the border from Wyoming where it seems it's All Fireworks All The Time, and there's usually plenty of popping and booming going on in the weeks surrounding the holiday. Until this year.
For obvious reasons, fireworks are REALLY banned this year. And even if they weren't, most people are smart enough to know they'd better not shoot any because they could (a) start a fire or (b) have their wise neighbors go all SWAT team on them if they even think about it.
A friend of mine checked to see all that was restricted:
- charcoal grilling
- warming fires
- smoking outdoors
- blowtorch action.
Well, I sure am glad they included "blowtorch action" because you never can be sure!
Of course, independence is a good thing and not something that requires fireworks for us to be grateful. No hard feelings toward the Brits :)
Happy 4th of July to my American friends! Happy Wednesday to all!