The wind is down this morning, and with it the fire danger is much less. However the smoke is still spreading from the nearby large blaze, and our air is cycling between Very Unhealthy and Hazardous levels – our AQI is around 350 now.
I had been feeling increasingly anxious the last couple of days, feeling as if I was entombed, and couldn’t figure out why. Meditating regularly and getting enough rest. No immanent fire danger. Then it hit me – check the air filters for the house. We are basically sealed in, so if our filters are clogged, the air is getting bad.
Sure enough, the filters were the color of brown cardboard, normally bright white. I put new ones in and now about an hour later, I feel normal again! …and just a little sheepish… 🙂 Nothing like learning from experience… Anyway I have ordered a bunch more, and back into the global fray. 🙂
Keeping a constant lookout for fire is tough enough, but the bad air made it intolerable. I am thankful there was an easy solution!