There were occasional whiffs of smoke Sunday evening, probably thanks to some variable winds that have arisen, as they are wont to do this confusing time of year when we are between seasons. But the good news is that most of the major fires in the region are at or near complete containment, and no new ones got started over the weekend. Hot spots are likely to continue burning for weeks, unless we get unexpectedly heavy rain, but even without rain it looks like this very distressing fire season is winding down. By Wednesday it is supposed to cool down quite a bit, and after that the forecast is mostly cool to mild for the next couple of weeks. The chances of rain are slight, but do exist.
I do believe I have a mosquito bite on my right ear. It has been itching like crazy for the last half hour. I hope it doesn't keep me awake. I've had enough sleep disruption already in recent days. Weeks. Months. Years.