Saturday, July 1, 2006
Tonight was the biggest fireworks display in the Midwest. It takes place every year in a park 1/2 mile from us. We thought about walking up the hill and watching it from the mobile home park where a lot of people set up lawn chairs every year. But the thought of Ulysses running around in the dark in that big crowd near the main road and possibly getting away from me scared me. And if he got lost he couldn't even talk to explain to anyone who he was and where he belonged. Maybe next year he'll be mature enough for us to go. So we just stayed in and he watched some old cartoons from the 30s, 40s and 50s while I did stuff in the kitchen. Then out of nowhere came a big lightning storm with huge winds that blew our stuff right out of our yard! It started up around 9:15, right around when the fireworks were scheduled to go off. A freak incident. Nature's fireworks.