How do you deal with the smoke?

by compound complex 44 Replies latest jw friends

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thank you, JRK, for posting and the good vibes.

    Trying to stay safe and sane while under siege.

  • Closer to Fine
    Closer to Fine

    I feel so bad for people in Cali these days. So many fires in the past couple of years. I have family and friends scattered throughout the state and so far none have been evacuated, however, some are dealing with the smoke issues as you are. We have fires every year where I live as well. I've been evacuated only once, thankfully. The smoke does make it difficult to breathe at times and irritates the eyes. I'm sure you already know about the masks you can purchase to filter some of it out. If you're able, stay inside with the AC running as much as you can. AC will filter out quite a bit of the smell too. Changing the filter on your AC more often than usual is recommended. Take care and stay safe.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Closer to Fine:

    Those are good suggestions. Somehow, the obvious remedies didn't occur to me at first. Up until the fires, we opened up windows and doors and let Nature cool off the house at night.

    No more.

    Thanks for posting. Stay safe, too, you and yours.

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    CC, I live in the valley north of Sac. Its like a bowl of smoke. I'm leaving town for a week. Its so muggy and hard to breathe. Gotta go.

  • stillin

    Wow. I really can't imagine fires like that. I keep the brush around my house cleaned up, but not enough to stop a fire that huge!

    The dog is saying, "can we get the hell outa here?!"

  • Still Totally ADD
    Still Totally ADD

    In 2007 in North central FL we went through wild fires for about a month. I believe it engulf close to 100,000 acres and million acres just north of us in GA. There was evacuation of our area and we was told by the fire fighters we were going to lose our house. Lucky for us the two massive fires that was coming from two diffrent directions ran in to each other and blew themselves out. In other words there was little to no fuel for the fires to burn. The fire stop about 1/4 mile from our place. Sparks from the fires keep starting up other little fires all around our property. One which burned right up to our property. Smoke, ash in the air summer heat of FL and no sun but orange skies for days was everywhere. To me it truly look like what the time of the end would look.

    My advice CC is stay in air conditions house as much as possible and wear a face mask to protect yourself from smoke outside. Good luck to you and stay safe. Dont forget to thank the fire fighters if you get a chance for putting their life on the line to protect your area. Take care. Still Totally ADD

  • humbled

    I hear about this and it makes me anxious. Years past a fire from a rural trash burn came across our pasture. Relatively small as it was and young and strong as l was the smoke robbed me of breath. I was shocked at how leaden my feet became and how weak my arms were as l flailed at the flames with a wet gunny sack.

    I have a fear of what wind and a spark can do. People have posted good advice already, it seems.

    Stay as well as you can and far away from the smoke, Coco.

  • eyeuse2badub

    Yea CC it's a bitch living in this area right now. I'm in the Fresno area and smoke is filling the valley pretty heavy. I went to LA over the weekend and even though they have a fire down there also, not too much smoke. Came home around noon on Tuesday over the Grapevine, I-5, and couldn't believe how dark it was in the valley.

    It must be a sign of how close we are to the end of the world! Jehober is going to burn up all the natural beauty and then restore it in the new world. What a wonder god he is! Right!

    just saying!

  • Beth Sarim
    Beth Sarim

    ''It must be a sign of how close we are to the end of the world! Jehober is going to burn up all the natural beauty and then restore it in the new world. What a wonder god he is! Right!

    just saying!''

    No doubt yes. Hearing this all your life when natural disasters or any disaster takes places. I remember the BP oil disaster in 2010 vividly and how ''last days, last days blah, blah'', must be the end any day.

    How stressful this must be to the folks in California. Good luck guys, hope you can all pull through this unscathed and your properties unharmed.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, Dear Friends, for your kind words. Your thoughts are appreciated -- end times, indeed!

    Off to clean a five-level house, with AC.

    Best wishes, while all of you stay safe also.

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