I am thankful that last night was fairly quiet and calm. My neighborhood is not the best in the world now and I was prepared for some gunfire as well as the fireworks. Being in law enforcement in the past, I have the ability to determine the differences in the sounds. Thankfully, there was only two shots from a shotgun in the distance but no handguns being shot. That was my concern. Those bullets must come down and I didn't want to be in the way when they did.
How about your areas?
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.
Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
I live about seven miles out of town and fireworks are legal in the county. Heard no firearms. There were some fireworks early but they were distant and if anything got closer and louder, I didn't hear it. But then we were sound asleep long before the ball dropped. I reached the point probably twenty years ago wherein "the morning after" is certainly not worth "the night before."
A quiet night here, much to my relief. Our next door neighbor has not been a good one, but I guess with his house in foreclosure and the sewer being backed up into the house, he is too demoraized to party.