I woke up this morning feeling a little out of sorts. This is my new home, and waking up this morning and thinking about the other times I woke up in the same place made me put it together that this time.... I am not a visitor. I took Allen to work so I could have the Montero for the day and it was quite pleasant out. By about 11:00 am it was approaching 104 degrees, and things were getting hazy out. Then I started smelling smoke.. like someone was burning brush in their back yard.
By this afternoon, it was pretty incredible how much smoke there was everywhere, and by the evening, visibility was very limited.
Now, we are not really close to any of the wildfires that are going on, but since this area is considered the foothills of the mountains, the smoke collects up against the mountains and just sits there.
Allen found a photo on the inter-web that gives you an idea of what is happening
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