January 1st - New Year

It is January the first and I'm already up at 6 am. As I've written yesterday I'm going on paramedic duty till tomorrow morning, 7 am.

I wonder how many people here in Austria are still asleep after last nights partying? And how many were up before me to keep the country running?

One thing I know for sure now, sleeping through countless New Year's Eve rockets and firecrackers is a hard thing to do. Luckily none of my neighbours was particularly loud so besides a few louder child noises from below it was quiet inside the apartment building.

At around 11:30 on firecracker almost made me shit my pants. I don't know where it was dropped but I do know that it was so loud that I almost thought my Apartment windows will shatter.

I wonder how long it will take until all rockets and firecrackers are banned. Years back I was enjoying them, but nowadays I see how animals go crazy on them and we know it is bad for the environment.

Last year a city nearby did a drone show instead of rockets. Why can't we have that everywhere? Not really loud, nobody gets hit on the head by falling sticks of wood from the rockets, no real harm to animals unless birds would fly into them. But there aren't many birds around at that time of the year.

Anyway, onward to a new year full of opportunities!
My neighborhood was quite loud last night. It wasn't just one burst at midnight but intermittent blasts from about 7 PM onward and going well past midnight. I have changed my thoughts the same way you have. Fun when I was younger, now just annoying and in some cases downright harmful. At least it's over! Welcome to 2022! I'm glad to see you're back in the saving-lives business.
2022-01-01 14:18:31
Welcome to 2022! +1

Glad to see you're back in the saving-lives business +!
2022-01-01 15:37:36
I think I've been hearing explosions since the beginning of the week. Although it is forbidden inside city limits, the police aren't really executing the law on that topic.
At least we've got a few months of silence now :)

 Thank you!
2022-01-02 07:37:02
Same thing here in Texas, with the added "fun" of guns shooting "happy bullets" into the sky. At least it all ended soon after midnight. I still ruined my night's sleep binge-watching the new Witcher episodes.
2022-01-03 02:25:38
 I'm into the final episode of the second season, and my conclusion is I liked the first season better...
2022-01-04 02:28:49
 they left a hell of a cliffhanger at the end, so they better not take as long with season 3 as they did with season 2!
2022-01-05 03:25:03