In an odd turn of events, it seems that my apartment complex residents didn’t set off tons of firecrackers late into the night on July 4, 2007.

In the past, this festive day has brought tons of firecrackers for the entire day.  These have ranged from the hand-held sparklers to shooting aerials off directly into obviously dry trees.  This year, there were firecrackers a bit during the day, but the complex was eerily quiet the entire night.

Maybe these mid-week holidays are a better idea than most people give credit…