either it’s hot, or it rains, depending. noisy semi-legal fireworks. oh, and they mowed down the “meadow” (abandoned lot) around the corner, where the grass had grown up to my shoulder (lovely to walk through on the sidewalk)…to put up a fireworks stand…that’s a church fundraiser. one of their signs says “NO TAX” in big letters — because it’s a fundraiser. ugh. “celebrate the birth of your country by blowing a small piece of it up” indeed.