Cough, cough. Cough cough cough cough cough. Cough.
Yep, the smoke that's been plaguing the whole of San Diego County except for the eastern mountain communities has arrived to give us headaches, make our eyes burn, and make us cough. Cough, cough.
The fires area mainly under control. It was safe enough for President Bush to visit North County today, and only a couple areas are being evacuated while the vast majority of evacuees are returning home. Some people are so anxious to get home that they actually ran past a Highway Patrol blockade to try to get home to Ramona. The CHP rounded up the eighty or so cars that tried to get past the checkpoint.
Anyway, the fires are slowly edging in our direction with the change in the winds, but the fire line is still about ten to twelve miles away from our little valley. But the gift of smoke is definitely here. And I certainly wish it were not, especially since T is asthmatic. But we've had so little to suffer compared to so many thousands of others who have been evacuated or who have lost their homes, so I guess we can't complain too much....
Cough. Cough, cough.