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Ashes, ashes [Oct. 30th, 2003|09:44 pm]
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The air here is very hazy. If I were in North Carolina I would expect 90-100% humidity. I'm seeing halos around street lights. When willowisp and I were out house-hunting this afternoon on the west side, we looked east and couldn't see the mountains at all. If I stared for a minute or two I could make out a faint, ghostly outline... but that's because I knew what I was looking for.

This is apparently all due to ashes and smoke in the air. There's a forest fire a couple hundred miles south of here that might be doing it, or perhaps the California fires are contributing... I don't know. All I know is that my eyes are scratchy, my throat feels dry no matter how much I drink, and the air filter has been going full blast in our bedroom to try to clean some of the dust out before we go to sleep.

I won't even go into the sinus headache this has given me. Bleah.

[User Picture]From: tyee
2003-10-31 10:37 pm (UTC)
All I can say is, be glad you aren't here. :=P I'm hitting my inhaler pretty hard, and I won't go into my eyes, throat, and skin. Still having a house/cats helps a lot with putting it all into perspective.
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[User Picture]From: callicrates
2003-10-31 11:42 pm (UTC)
I am very very glad I'm not there. The air is a bit clearer today, although still quite unpleasant. I can't imagine what it's like around where you are.

I've been watching the news as closely as I dare through the firewall at work. I'm glad to hear that the weather has turned in your favor... and I'll be even more glad when the fires are under control.
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