2020 is just… not great, man.
It’s scary – I saw someone say that we shouldn’t think of this year as the worst wildfires in a decade… but instead, think of them as the best wildfires for the next decade. Every year, they get a little bit worse… hopefully we can reverse it, but realistically…
Well, let’s just simplify it and say that I’ll be buying a heavier-duty respirator, instead of the small one that I’ve got now. Maybe one of those ones with a self-contained tank, or hip-filter or something? We’ll see. I’ll look on the fire-fighters supply store and see what I can source this coming Winter.
For now though, the fires burn, and I stay indoors.
From the 10th to the 17th, roughly, Wilsonville stood on the world stage as having some of the worst air quality in the world – top 10 for almost every day, and literal worst for a few hours on the 10th. My worksite was closed that whole time, though thankfully I already have a working from home setup, so it didn’t affect my ability to get things done too harshly.
Physically, it was rough – headaches, light nausea, that sort of thing… but again, thanks to already having a full fridge and a good set of facemasks, I was pretty well protected from the ash and smoke. I just stayed home, and did my best to not refresh the air quality page and the evacuation orders page too often.
There’s not much else to say, really… I took a few pictures to give some visuals to it… so sit back and enjoy this quick glimpse into what living on Mars will probably look like.
I guess, since we’re having so much trouble getting a manned mission to Mars set up … we’ve decided to bring Mars here?
Sorry, that was the only viable joke I could think of for this whole thing, so I had to fit it into the blog post somewhere.