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15 November 2018 @ 11:57 pm
I feel absolutely disgusting.

By late afternoon, the smoke has really been leaking into my office, and today I wasn't able to get to the gym until about 5:30. At that point, I think smoke had made it into the gym. As a result of all that, I feel like I used to after riding in the car for hours with a smoker-- i.e, my Dad on car trips. Junky lungs and sour stomach. Ugh. That's a feeling I was happy to be free of for the last 40 years. :(

So yes, it's still really smoky here. I got out for a bicycle ride on Tuesday at the office, because the air quality was 'moderate,' but it has gone back up again these last few days. The wind has been very light, so the smoke just stays in a pocket over the Sacramento metro area. And it's much, much worse up near the fire itself, which still hasn't been contained. :(

Last night, I dreamed it poured, which was extremely wishful thinking. We could use some rain to help put out the fire and clean up the air, but there's nothing in the forecast until _maybe_ Tuesday or Wednesday.

Some rain earlier in the season could have saved us from all of this mess, but it's been a very dry year. Oh, climate change-- you're killing all of us, across the entire weather spectrum. :(

swirlsofblueswirlsofblue on November 16th, 2018 08:31 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* I hope it all improves soon.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 17th, 2018 07:46 am (UTC)
Me too! Just some more air movement would really help. The gunk is just hovering over the area, and it shifts slightly over the course of the day and then returns to where it started. But it won't leave!
passing_throughpassing_through on November 18th, 2018 10:36 pm (UTC)
That would be awful, being exposed to smoke with no clean air relief.

My parents were smokers, too and I grew up hating the smell. I tried smoking for about a week in eighth grade because my older friends were "smokers" and that was a definite no-go. I spent the week sick to my stomach and dizzy every time I tried to smoke. Eventually, common sense kicked in and I stopped trying to keep up with the older kids.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 20th, 2018 08:58 am (UTC)
You're so lucky you gave up when you did! It's SO addictive.

One of the shocking things, amid all of this gunk, is seeing people smoking and realizing that they're doing this to their lungs every day and on purpose.

It's bad enough having had it here for over a week now. That nausea and the stink in the air is a daily thing now, since the smoke is leaking inside. :(