The Grandkids will be here tonight while their parents host a party at their home. This is a regular occurrence. We aren't partiers and apparently neither are most of our friends. Just as well. With the crazy amount of fireworks around here, it's really hard on the dog. Even inside the house it gets pretty loud. Buster gets really nervous with all that racket.
Some of those fireworks are as loud as the 6lb mountain howitzer my friend would bring to various living history events. We would set that off with about 1 lb of black powder. It was very loud. He usually let the police know ahead of time in case they got calls. There is a chance for rain, maybe that will happen and keep the noise to a minimum. But I doubt that would either. The amount of money they must spend must be crazy. I doubt they would let all those fireworks($) just sit due to rain. There are some very elaborate displays around here.
Kim will head to the resort today for a last ditch effort to close out the year on a high note. Then she will stop and pick up the Grandkids on the way home. I will try to watch some football and clean up a few things. We spent yesterday running errands and putting away all the Christmas decorations. I wasn't quite ready for them to go away. Kim does such a great job with the decorations, she works hard at it and it looks great. They aren't up long enough for all the work it takes and how nice it looks. But she was ready for it to go away and all the clutter of the tree taking up space. I should have taken a few photos to show you her handy work, but they never do it justice. It is something that has to be seen in person. Too bad only us and the Grands go to see it this year.
Y'all have a safe New Year's eve and don't party irresponsibly if you are doing that. I hope your New Year is better than the last.
And as always...Happy Trails