August 8th, 2012

rudisuhli_demon of love


CalFire is now saying that the fire making our air thick will not be contained before August 21. I'll have coughed up both lungs by then. The fire could go on even longer, of course, but I won't care because I'll be dead from having coughed up both lungs. I only hope I can finish all my beer before that happens. Beer is probably undrinkable by the lungless.

Oops. Starting in on the beer might have been why I forgot to hit the post button after writing this last night, then fell asleep before turning off the computer. A waste of hours and electricity. And it was only one extra can of beer. I've turned into the cheapest drunk ever. This would look so bad on a resume that it's probably for the best that the fire is going to make me a lungless corpse within two weeks.


My death from coughing up both lungs may be postponed by at least one day. Even though the fire is still burning, the smoke went some other direction most of the day today, and I was able to breath much better. There was still coughing, of course, as my lungs were taking advantage of the respite to clear themselves of the accumulated gunk they'd picked up recently, but it was the good kind of coughing (coughing that accomplishes its purpose rather then dislodging the lung itself.)

I don't know how long the respite will last. It could be smoky again by morning, but so far tonight I'm not smelling any. It's going to be getting way hot again, though, so even if the air stays clear it's going to be uncomfortable. I can't wait for August to be over. If anybody knows how to speed the earth in its orbit, please do so.

Damn. I just had to squash a mosquito on my monitor. Now I have to clean it off. Small but gross.