I (and everyone else on the island I live on) woke up the the sky being sepia. This picture that I did not take but
stole borrowed off the weather network shows what it looked like. When I woke up I thought it was my eyes because I can’t see very well in the mornings until I get my eyedrops in. It was not my eyes. It is smoke from all the fires burning because we have had almost no rain now for weeks. Many of these fires were started with cigarettes. I will not go off on my usual kvetch that you are expecting but, fuck! Don’t use the planet as your ashtray. Anyway, the sky looked very creepy. Like a zombie apocalypse was upon us. The sky is still filled with smoke and we had to close up our house. My husband is having an asthma attack.
I just came back inside from a 45 minute break between what I wrote up there and here. We
have had those little itty bitty sugar ants. If you have been reading my blog you know I hate to kill things (with the exception of yellow jackets and wasps) and usually prefer to rehome critters. There is no possible way to rehome thousands of sugar ants so I had to bring out the big guns, bleach to wash our deck down. I don’t use any chemical cleaners except bleach to clean after sickness in the house. Anyway, I am responsible for many, many deaths. (Sorry, Buddha.) I also killed a yellow jacket while I was out there with the electric bug zapper which makes me happy. (Not sorry, Buddha) Now the deck is clean and free if ants. They come to get the drips from the hummingbird feeder.
I am taking my lieu days from having to work every stat holiday and looking forward to enjoying four whole days off in a row! Yay!