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15 November 2018 @ 10:27 am
California Wildfires  
Welcome to California.
Did you bring your mask?

The closest wildfire to San Jose is hundreds of miles away, but so much smoke has been blown in that the sky is an ugly dirty brownish-orange and it smells like a dying campfire. (At least it did last night when I walked from my car to the house. I haven't been outside since.)  My phone's weather app has warned about unhealthy air quality all week, so I've been carrying a mask around in my purse to put on whenever I go out.

If this is as close as the fires get to San Jose I will be so grateful.  It's such a minor inconvenience compared to the thousands of people who have lost their homes and/or family members in the last week. It's so heartbreaking to see the body count rise every time I check the news. I can't imagine the challenge faced by the people of Paradise: rebuild their town or start over somewhere else? I have no idea what we'd do in their shoes.

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Nechtan Albaflameelf on November 16th, 2018 01:52 am (UTC)
Hang in there, Sweetie! I can't even imagine all the wildfires that have run through California in the past year or so.