Ok, we live on a lake, and we have a pyro-technics guy that lives here too. Well, you can guess, he's testing new boomers, and scaring the crap outta my girls. I feel so bad for them. Honestly, I thought that they were going to drop dead of heart attacks yesterday, after the heat and then him testing. I wish for the next month or so, I could make them wear little chicken ear muffs. AND I know that he has to test his stuff, but UGH! I feel so sorry for the girls. I don't know what to do to help them, though. They all just run like heck when he does this. And I'm sure that their ears are hurting after words. He's really good at the "surprise" element of it all. Last year, he scared the heck out of me and hubby when we were working in the garden. It really echo's on our lake.