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.