July 4th Plans?

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  1. Bess Barber

    Bess Barber Very Well-Known Member
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    Will avoid going to the beach for fireworks with the kids. With vertigo, I can't look up that long. (insert cuss word here) I'm staying home and watching a documentary on Watergate. Found one I haven't seen. Will enjoy my 1/2 Caff, 5 cigarettes and the lack of sugar and sodium. (insert more cuss words here)

    What are your plans?
     
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  2. Frank Sanoica

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    @Bess Barber

    5 cigarettes? Over what time span?

    My plans? Usually wait too long, then hurriedly make up (or plan to) some pyrotechnic devices.....easier to just fire a few shots into the ground, nowadays!
    Frank
     
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    We got invited to spend the afternoon at a local lake with some of the grandchildren. Wife made the decision unilaterally. The lake is privately owned, so it is pretty calm.
     
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    No big plans here. Will grill some steak and corn on the cob..
    Make homemade ice cream
     
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    Sounds super! Wish I could join you, but not as in intruder! My wife must be excluded as all she can eat is the steak......:(

    Frank
     
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    Probably nothing. I will have little choice but to listen to whatever bands they get to play at the bandstand in Memorial Park because it's only a block away, and they'll probably close our street off for a parade. For some reason, we end up with hundreds of loud motorcycles every 4th of July, and I'm not sure what that's all about, but they are loud. The town and town organizations plan all sorts of stuff because the 4th of July is when everyone who moved from Millinocket returns, and a lot of them are people I didn't like before they left, and don't much care to have them filling up the restaurants for three days. Millinocket usually has a pretty good fireworks show, quite good for the size of the town, actually, but we didn't bother going to see it the last few years. I used to live a few blocks from Disneyland so I'm not easily impressed by fireworks.
     
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  7. Beth Gallagher

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    Not much. We also plan to grill steaks and corn on the cob. Since we live outside the city limits we will have the usual illegal fireworks display in the 'hood. (We used to participate when our kids were younger but those days are over, so now we are JAFO.)

    Then I will bitch about the firecrackers that will be annoying me for the rest of the week.
     
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    Same old thing for me but - I wish you all a grand day ![​IMG]
    :)



     
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    Cutting grass since I got rained out yesterday. My neighbor's kid does an excellent boom display, so I will be sitting around the cul de sac with the rest of the neighbors watching him spend his parents' money. :)
     
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    Today is a day when I focus on liberty.
    At this present time, I am liberating some coffee from a much too full coffee pot.
    A little later, I will liberate the tops of some grass with the lawnmower.
    Then, at some point, I will liberate some wood from a small stockpile and turn it into something or other but as of yet, an undefined endeavor.

    Later this afternoon, I have been assured that my wife, a liberator in her own right, will free some chicken from it’s refrigerated bondage which she will liberally season prior to a visit to the Q.
    I will probably take some liberty with a nap in preparation for my usual under-my-breath cursing about all the too liberal idiots firing their rockets into the air which at some point will find their remains on the roof and in the cedars and pine trees that surround our home.

    The one liberty I will not be able to employ because of it’s consequences with the law is the ability to shoot back at the idiots.........with a mortar.
     
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    I'm always taking liberties Bobby - seems I'm not alone :p
     
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  12. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Well, continuing to do my inventory of boxes/plastic bins that will go with the moving company. A moving company will put a number on each item going with them, but no identification of what is inside. That's what I'm doing with "my inventory".

    Got an e-mail from our complex manager yesterday stating that any kind of fireworks are no longer allowed in our complex. Last year, we set off a couple of small fountains in the drive by our apartment. But, of course, not everyone in our complex abides by what the manager says, so I'm sure we'll hear some tonight, as well as gun fire.

    Now, if we were in Colorado, we'd be watching fireworks tonight over a local lake.
     
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  13. Hal Pollner

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    We'll stay home to comfort our dogs who get jittery and whiny when they hear a big one go off.

    There's are 2 gigantic displays a few miles from our home which are easy to see from our front and back yards.

    Hal & Judy
     
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    It will be a quiet day today. I wish it weren't, I remember fondly great July 4ths celebrated in the past, but my present circumstances are different. It's very sunny and hot today, will be over 90. Always loved weather like this, but I'm not doing as well with it as in the past.

    Actually, I wish it was tomorrow, when I will see my grandson. I'll keep that in mind.

    Happy July 4th to you all.
     
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  15. Cody Fousnaugh

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    With heat/humidity index today, we will be 109. Yesterday it was 110. We really can't take that kind of heat/humidity anymore. Like yesterday, we will have some late afternoon t-storms. Quite a bit of lightning bolts yesterday.
     
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