Tuesday was unpleasantly smokey and hot, so I stayed indoors most of the time. After bringing the wheelie bin back in I got to coughing for quite a while. I could probably go out again now, as the air improved after nightfall. It's gotten cool, too. The days still feel like summer, but the nights are starting to get just a bit autumnal.
The Zogg fire in Shasta County is up to 50,000 acres, and zero containment. I think it will be with us for some time. The Glass fire in Napa and Sonoma counties is up to 46,000 acres and only 2% contained. So far the towns of St. Helena and Calistoga are still standing, but in the surrounding areas a major winery has been destroyed and another has lost a storage building with 10,000 cases of wine. Two rustic resorts have been destroyed, as well as a few dozen rural houses. But encroachment of the fire into Santa Rosa has been stopped, for now.
So, for California in the summer, same old same old. Apparently the state is to be gradually devoured. I'm sure I won't be around for the denouement, as the early stage of the process seems determined to suffocate me. I almost took a nap again Tuesday, I was so exhausted from inhaling the smoke that managed to get into the apartment, but I just didn't get around to it. Now I'm very tired, and no wonder, since it's after four o'clock in the morning. My brain feels oxygen deprived. I'm even more muddled than usual. I'm sure there was something I was supposed to do, but I've completely forgotten it. Ah, well, I'll probably remember it just a I'm dropping off to sleep, and then have the fun of forgetting it again.
Quitting before I get any farther behind.