Jon, Mary and Anna left for home this afternoon. They drove their rental car back to Omaha and flew to Dulles airport from there. The picture looks a bit foggy since the camera was inside the house until going out in the heat and humidity where the lens fogged over. We enjoyed their visit here. I always learn a few things about computers when Jon is around. Seward appeared to return to normal as I went downtown for coffee. The estimated crowd in town yesterday is 43,000. The whole town was in a cloud of smoke last night with all the fireworks. It wasn't only the City Display but the competition which seemed to exist in every neighborhood. I certainly feel for anyone, physically or mentally affected by the extremely loud noise. Elaine feels strongly that she has lived with Tinnitus since a large, illegal firecracker exploded in our neighborhood several years ago. I question whether our current City Ordinances are being enforced very aggressively. While on the City Counsel, I attempted to further restrict fireworks but had very little support. There must be a better way to celebrate our Independence and Democracy than igniting dangerous fireworks.