I was fuming mad yesterday and only the pre-occupation of having to put out the fire on my roof kept me from doing something I would end up regretting. Its 11 pm, the wife and I were sitting at home watching the new years celebrations on TV. All of the sudden, my neighbor starts shooting off fireworks in the street, done this before as long as his done by 1230 I'm ok with it. Well yesterday was windy and all the sparks were clearly flying towards my house and pine trees. So at 1115 my wife says, lets go upstairs and at least see the fireworks. I said, lets go outside so we can get a better view. She goes and gets her jacket, I step outside and see a strange orange glow on the side of my house.... look over and MY ROOF IN ON FIRE!!! I immediately access the situation. Fire is small, contained in some leaves on the roof (about a 2 foot circle). I go grab the water hose, rip off the watering attachment and spray it down. All is over in about 10 seconds but it felt like half an hour trying to get the water out of the hose. By the time my wife comes out is all over. I immediately walk over to my neighbor and tell him, "Stop shooting those fireworks, my roof was on fire!!!". He has the audacity to tell me "I only got 3 left." I confront him and tell him "You stop right now, my roof was on fire." Neighbor "Oh, it must have been those kids" (kids are about 5 houses down with ground fireworks) Me "I see one more spark anywhere near my house and the next person you will be talking to is the sheriff". He got really quiet then, asked his kid to bring in the box of fireworks. Now, please don't think it was that civilized, I used many expletives when talking to him. Wasn't trying to be rude, was just a little pissed off that he did not comprehend the seriousness and severity of the situation. Needless to say that I spent the next half hour trying to calm my paranoia down by wetting down the rest my roof. Luckily, fire was contained to leaves only, no fire damage. I used to dislike alot of things in life, but now that I'm older and I bit wiser I know I only hate one thing, stupid people.