First the septic tank calls it quits then it rains. What could be worse? At least we had a place to stay while our house was a little less than fresh. We relocated to NanaPapa's place for the holiday weekend. The problem, was that the rain followed us from home.
The kids were none too pleased that we declined the opportunity to get soaked while waiting for fireworks. Especially when they found out that their friends had been able to go. (I bet we'd have gone if we were leaving for three weeks to go to China, too.)
We did find someone who was lighting off fireworks in a completely legal location and we watched a little. Nothing special and certainly nothing to compare. Even the videos of old fireworks shows (remember: Nana and Papa are a little obsessed) didn't do much to placate them.
Oh, well. There's always next year, right?