My neighbors are having what I presume to be a graduation party in their backyard, which is about 20 feet from my back door. Judging from the raucous laughter, it sounds like they are having a lot of fun. There are certainly a bunch of people, considering the cars are lined up all over their cul-de-sac and down two adjacent streets. And while I’m happy for whoever graduated, tonight I’m very thankful I put new windows in my house. They were worth the investment in soundproofing.