so you're running around grabbing cats in one hand and packing with the other, "armageddon"! set your alarm. it has taken me a few years but i still forget sometimes that any time there is going to be a parade, it will be early and it will be very loud and all the cats will pile on top of me in bed.At my new place, I can hear (and partially see) the Sea World fireworks. Every. Single. Night.
Fortunately, they're only from 9:50 to 10:00 p.m., but still. Quite loud and it freaks the girls out sometimes. Even me, if I'm not paying attention to the time. I thought one night my neighbor was setting off M80's.