Sunday night I woke up at about 2 in the morning to the smell of fire.
I panicked, thinking the place was on fire. "WTF?!" I thought, "Wasn't Katrina enough?"
I pulled myself together and gave a search around, but nothing seemed amiss either in my place or anywhere else. Strange.
So I went back to bed, figuring I'd at least get some sleep before I burned to a crisp. Anything to get a few hours of sleep, you know.
I woke up to find out that it was a huge marsh fire (started by lightening) out in the east.
Here it is from space a few hours ago:
The whole city's been affected even the suburbs. Depending on the wind, it may be a bit worse or better, but it's hard to escape. What makes it bad is that there are supposedly dangerous toxins burning up, or so they say.
At least three of my students have already been to the emergency room.
Whatever the case, it's nasty and it stinks.
It seems to have hit its worst today. Meahwhile, even indoors, even with AC, everywhere it smells like fire.
This afternoon, the gals at Target all had their face masks on. Can't be too careful cashiering, I guess.
Meanwhile, I'm going to get the industrial strength Renuzit and nuke the hell of of this place: Renuke it, as it were.
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