I've got a neighbor who a couple of years ago bought a house with lake front access across from us and spent a minimum of $250,000 (doesn't include purchase price either) refurbishing the house with the hopes of selling it which of course has yet to happen due to the housing market here so in order to get some money back from the place, the owner rents it out as a party/vacation house for weekends, a whole week or for however long the party animals that are renting have enough money to pay for. Usually whomever rents it keeps their party antics to themselves and we have no problem with that however from time to time some idiots will rent the place for a weekend and have total disregard to us other neighbors that actually live here and have to get up in the morning for work and they do this by lighting off some serious fireworks the moment the sun goes down. I'm not talking about stuff that goes pop or pow, I'm talking about mortar rounds that go KABOOM and rattle windows, they even have a mortar canon near their pier. Well last night around 9 pm someone was over there lighting off mortars and I was getting thoroughly upset about it because I've been working 11 hour workdays 5 sometimes 6 days a week and need to be asleep by at least 9 so I can wake up at 3:30 am for work and of course that's hard to do when your windows are rattling due to some mortar round going kaboom. Well anyhow I was sitting on our front porch trying to come up with failsafe yet dastardly deeds I could do to shut them up when about that time a local police arrived and immediately hopped out of his patrol car in their drive and soon after a Sheriffs department car arrived as well and busted them red handed. I of course was on my porch cheering my local law enforcement on. I was so pleased that earlier tonight I stopped by our local police station and asked that they let the officer that responded that I said "THANK YOU!!!", I even figured out which neighbor it was that called them in the first place and thanked them as well. I still had a hard time falling asleep because I was too busy giggling listening to busted neighbors throwing a fit. The lesson learned here folks is that if any of you decided to have a holiday here in Monticello, do yourself a favor and leave your fireworks at home although we will let you slide if it's the 4th of July.