Just when we were about to go to bed, an army of firemen, firetrucks, cameras, and some sort of hazmobile park themselves in front of the smiley house.*
The neighbours had a gas leak, with the power earthed through the gas pipe. Apparently there was sparking, gas smells, and their house about to go kaboom. Still, I can go back to bed, and sleep soundly as order has been restored by turning off the neighbour’s electricity.
Hm, we really should get our house insurance sorted out.
*The house is smiling, because we are at step 23/67 of restoring a double-hung sash window, and the hardboard will be replaced with actual glass any week now.