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Old 09-03-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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The smoke from the PNW and Midwest fires has finally made its way to New Mexico. My city has issued an air quality alert. It's not too bad but I have an evaporative cooler and it is low 90's today so I have to use it some and it pulls the air into the house. The smoke is horrible up in Central Oregon (e.g., very unhealthy) and the temps are in the high 90's - fortunately my friends up there have refrigerated air conditioning but I'm sure they are still suffering.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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That smoke from those fires have been here in my part of Colorado for several days now. Visibility that used to be 60 miles is now about 10, there's a brown haze and it's just, with this heat here, icky.
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Old 09-03-2017, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have a Facebook friend who lives in OR. He said the fires are all around him and the smoke is wicked. I don't understand why they haven't evacuated.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Hazy skies this morning from the fires
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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104 degrees this afternoon ON SEPTEMBER 4th!
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I have a Facebook friend who lives in OR. He said the fires are all around him and the smoke is wicked. I don't understand why they haven't evacuated.
The entire state can't evacuate. Where would they go? Washington, Idaho, Montana, and California are also on fire.

The firefighters keep a pretty close eye on what direction fires are headed and how fast they move, and it's they who call for evacuations.

Having said that, in 2007 when the neighborhood just east of us was evacuated followed by the neighborhood just north of us, I told DH we were next and I didn't want to deal with the traffic jam. Since we had a friend's place to evacuate to, we went right then.

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Old 09-04-2017, 11:35 PM
 
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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In eastern Iowa, we had hazy orange-yellow skies from Canada fires yesterday.


PS ... just as I finished writing the above, my daughter who lives in Portland OR sent me a picture of a layer of ashes (from overnight) on her car windshield, blocking her view.

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Old 09-05-2017, 01:54 PM
 
Location: WA
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The Neptune we called when DH was told Stage 4 cancer and mine was purchased as well, so my sons know whom to contact. Also have a POLST signed by my doc on the kitchen counter in case of a physical emergency. (POLST-Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). Needed this when just prior to my husbands' diagnosis as the EMTs rushed him to the emergency room.

Thank you for sharing about Walt Disney, looked to watching the program.
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:45 PM
 
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So, Hubby and I had an interesting experience, something we probably had not done in 35+ years. We had a big pile of dirty laundry, due to a broken machine, so we went to the laundromat!! I'm passing this on because it has changed so much and it may be an option for someone else!

We went to a big, clean and spacious place owned by a Dexter Corporation, who make their own machines. First mistake we made was not bringing cash. Not wanting to use an ATM where you pay $3.00 to get money out of your own bank account, I decided to leave Hubby there and drove a mile up the street to our local bank and got the cash. Now understand -- you do not need the cash to put in the machines!!! You need the cash to buy the electronic card for 50 cents. Then you put the cash in the machine and it credits the card with the cash amount. And then you put the card into the washers and dryers.

But, I have to tell you about these washers and dryers! They were HUGE! A few of them could hold 80 lbs of laundry!!! It was simple to do all that laundry, then put it in the cart with wheels, and wheel it over to an equally huge dryer! And of course, they had the smaller machines, too. And nice clean, wide counters to fold the clean laundry.

Overall, I would recommend you try this option sometime if you need to save some time. These places are nothing like they used to be. Super clean, and huge efficient machines. We were impressed!
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