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littleman

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2018, 08:06:21 PM »
It isn't really the smoky skies that bother me, its more the dangerous air quality and having my kids complain about sore throats and stinging eyes. 

This morning I've hacked our central heating to run as a fan with a top grade air filter -- hopefully that does some to clean up the indoor air.

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2018, 08:22:53 PM »
Really cool video, littleman

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2018, 01:40:10 AM »
its more the dangerous air quality

Definitely. If it were just the visual aspect, like fog, I wouldn't mind so much. When I say "smokey skies," I am thinking mostly of the PM2.5 reading, the itchy eyes, the persistent headache, the scratchy throat, the inability to go for a run without doing as much damage as smoking a pack of cigarettes... the whole wonderful mess.

We bought two high-end Austin Air Healthmate filters. They are incredible and will make *indoor* air quality excellent. But it feels like you're in a fortress against nature, afraid do anything outdoors that causes you to breathe deeply and suck that PM2.5 deep into the lungs.

I'm not saying I like it. I'm just saying that we probably have to get used to it or leave. And as I've mentioned here before, for the last 3-5 years, every year during fire season we start having conversations about leaving California.

Ironically, for me, the fear of burning down (source of considerable stress most years), is probably gone for at least five years. The fire chief says probably 10. So suddenly, I'm more comfortable than I've been in a while.
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Re: California burning again
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2018, 12:23:13 PM »
Very cool video LM
Shows NC getting smoke from the Left Coast  >:(
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Re: California burning again
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2020, 01:56:28 AM »
Everybody hates prescribed burns.  Even poor AU is having a hard time coming to grips with the need to do what the aborigines did and set the brush on fire.

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Re: California burning again
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2020, 02:53:56 AM »
Actually, most people around here like them. I mean, we hate the smoke and it's stressful - the Big Meadow Fire was caused by a prescribed burn that got out of control - but most of my neighbors are disappointed that a major prescribed burn on our border keeps getting scrubbed.