"Has everyone been getting paid in fireworks the last few months?"
There must have been 30 households shooting them off just in my neighborhood of about 8 city square blocks! That was a LOT of $$$$ going up in smoke! Just one household two doors away shot them off for over an hour, nonstop.
(must admit I enjoyed them, though, now that I don't have a shaking, trembling, drooling, terrified Irish Setter trying -unsuccessfully because he was quite big at 85 pounds- to climb onto my lap.)