Sunday, March 12, 2006

Breathing Texas wildfire smoke

Yep, that's what we're doing this late night in CENTRAL OKLAHOMA -- breathing Texas wildfire smoke. Hmph. We noticed it a couple of hours ago, after a crawl warning on the TV letting us know not to worry -- that the fires are in TEXAS. Yikes, that's amazing.

We have most of the windows most of the way closed, but it was in the 80s again today so we haven't wanted to close up the house entirely. I think we're going to do it, though: now my eyes and nose are bothering me, and I'm pretty sure it's from the TEXAS WILDFIRES. Smell those cedar trees and that dry grass burn, burn, burn.

Might as well close up the house before bed regardless. A cold front is coming and temps tomorrow morning are gonna drop as it passes through, maybe around 6 am. Nothing like going to sleep in late spring and waking up in early spring. Tomorrow night's low is supposed to be near freezing. And then we'll have the more moderate bounce-back for the rest of the week, a/k/a 'spring break' around here. Ah, spring. Did I ever post the photos from our several days of dealing with frozen sleet a/k/a ice-covered streets? From about two weeks ago? Hehe, spring, the trickster.

Anyway, my heart goes out to those dealing with the wildfires in TEXAS and those in Oklahoma (that smoke is going elsewhere); people are losing homes and, either way, having a scary night tonight. Prayers arising.


Emily said...

Oklahoma--never a dull weather moment.

Barbara said...

oh yeah :) Actually, four people died due to last night's fires in Texas. A sobering thought.

Requiscat in pax eternam / May they rest in eternal peace