Sunday, August 14, 2011

Old Fireworks

Photo by Emadrazo
We had some old fireworks. We're a little cautious about keeping explosives in our garage anyway, and even more so after they've had time for decay. But what to do with them? If they're unstable, lighting them on fire didn't seem like a good option. And if they're dead, lighting them might be pretty much impossible -- but we would have to get uncomfortably close to potential explosions before we could even mostly-know.

So... I called the local fire department. "Bring 'em in," she said. "We'll dispose of them."

And so I did.

The best part is that we live in a country that can usually appreciate glaring rockets and unpredictable explosions as celebratory rather than threatening. And then, when we've got potentially hazardous stuff we don't know what to do with, we have a local agency with the expertise and intent to deal with it.

We really are blessed beyond reason.

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