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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:06 PM

 

Ash is covering the ground like a dusting

of snow.

The air makes your sinuses raw and your eyes water.

It burns your throat and lungs.

The sun is a reddish orange and the air is full of smoke cutting down the visibility to a smoky haze.

I am in Santa Barbara miles from the fire but it is moving closer to the places and cities between here and Ventura.

Is this our future?

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Reply Ash is covering the ground like a dusting (Original post)
wasupaloopa Dec 2017 OP
flamingdem Dec 2017 #1
democratisphere Dec 2017 #2
lapfog_1 Dec 2017 #3
MuseRider Dec 2017 #4
wasupaloopa Dec 2017 #5
MuseRider Dec 2017 #6
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2017 #7
wasupaloopa Dec 2017 #8
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2017 #10
mcar Dec 2017 #9

Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:10 PM

1. Here in Socal have had a continuous headache since this started

I think it's even worse where you are.

This may indeed be our future. Elsewhere it's massive hurricanes.

Meanwhile Al Franken squeezed someone and we lose a critical senate seat.

Another reason for a headache.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:11 PM

2. Yes.

As long as the climate change deniers are in charge, it will be bad and get much worse.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:25 PM

3. even if climate change deniers were not in charge

it is too late to stop the West from burning to the ground. More extreme wet years followed by more extreme drought are baked into the climate now.

The deniers are only hastening the end.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:29 PM

4. I am so sorry but yes,

I think we have just this kind of thing to look forward to. I am so upset about what is happening to California. I am in Kansas. When I see this, your fire is consuming so much so quickly that if here my entire farm, barns and animals, crop and house would be gone in less than a minute. Stay safe. Tornados rarely worry me but fire terrifies me. Sending every good thought I can the way of California again. Not that that helps anything at all but it is all I have at the moment.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 02:27 PM

5. If I read right we have lost 40 large animals so far

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:21 PM

6. Ahhhh, that hurts every time.

I went back up to my barn after posting this to do some cleaning chores and there is a big fire to my NE. Thankfully there is little breeze today not coming my way and there is a highway between me and the fire that probably would contain this rather smallish fire. At least it looks pretty small but for some reason it has moved very quickly and is still putting out a lot of smoke.

As I said, be well and stay safe. I hope it all passes you by.

I wonder if The Gentle Barn has moved it's animals or if it is even possible to do that?

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:25 PM

7. try putting mentholatum in your nose...seriously.

Like in vicks vapo-rub.
Instant cure for a sinus headache, but should make nose breathing a bit better, could act as a filter for the air.
I use it for a few days when they burn the cotton fields here. Just a little dab, repeated as needed, is effective.
My kid was near the fires in Wash. state earlier this summer, says it worked for him.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:19 PM

8. Thanks I will try it and spread the advicr

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:02 PM

10. Don't need a lot..you can adjust to whatever feels best...

You know how hot and dry the indoor air feels in winter, esp. with gas heat? I use it for that.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 05:21 PM

9. I've been through several major hurricanes

But I cannot imagine what you are experiencing.

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