I thought about turning house lights on at 3

@sallypup (28483)
Moses Lake, Washington
August 4, 2017 8:37pm CST
Its not fall. Its summer but the smoke from the fires up north of us is so thick that its dark in the house. Gloomy. I got an itchy throat when I drove to town to get hubby from work this afternoon. Most drivers had their lights on like it was foggy out. I sure had mine on. A few bozos who did not have their lights on, well, they were hard to see. Now there is a new fire a bit north of the town that we go to when we want to shop in a larger town- maybe two hours north of my house. The wind has picked up so I've heard that the smoke may be worse tomorrow. The local water park for the kids was closed up today but from reports, some folks went out boating and having picnics, anyway. This is August. Not typical for us to have rain until maybe September. Sure hope rain comes anyway. Just for kicks, itching for a spat of rain.
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
5 Aug 17
We SO need rain!!! socked in by smoke. UGH.
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Aug 17
@CoralLevang Same here. I am worried cause we now have a breeze. Its brighter this morning but it worries me.
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• United States
5 Aug 17
@sallypup as long as there are fires, having any Breeze worries me.
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Aug 17
@CoralLevang We have typical dryness here but yeah, its a worry.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
5 Aug 17
How awful! I hope you get lots of rain and soon!!!
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Aug 17
@DianneN I wish. Its the height of zero rain season over here.
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
5 Aug 17
@sallypup Fingers crossed that it rains soon or the fires can be stopped once and for all. It must be just awful!!!
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Aug 17
@DianneN Its better this morning but there is a breeze that is worrisome.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
5 Aug 17
I hope they get rain on those fires. We have had some pretty smokey days also. Today and yesterday, it has rained here. So many people in BC had to be evacuated. Terrible.
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug 17
@paigea I feel terrible for those directly affected.
@paigea (22484)
• Canada
6 Aug 17
@sallypup I know. We couldn't have a fire when we went camping in Southern Alberta; that is how little we are affected. We are fortunate.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
5 Aug 17
I hope you get a lot of rain.
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@sallypup (28483)
• Moses Lake, Washington
5 Aug 17
Me, too, @andriaperry but that's not normal for us for this time of year. Crazy and I mean crazy: I just saw an account of the nearest town to the north of us, 20 minutes away, a cat started a fire over there. The fire is out but still. A cat. The cat went up on a power pole and sparked a fire. I guess a squirrel did the same thing not long ago. Makes me very aware of where I am right now.
@dollaboy (6153)
5 Aug 17
I Wish you get some rain and soon
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• Philippines
5 Aug 17
I usually turn the lights off when I wake up in the morning, regardless of what time.
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@RubyHawk (29161)
• Atlanta, Georgia
9 Aug 17
We've been lucky this summer. No fires that I've heard of. Hope you have rain soon.
@Hannihar (41838)
9 Aug 17
Smoke and fires are not a good combination. Do you have lung problems, if so, maybe to avoid the smoke you can wear a mask. I have at home when we had some problems and it was hard for me to breath. Actually I was told not to go out if do not have to, but, there are times I had to. Do you have lots of fires there? We have fires here in the summer.