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Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-13

Yeah. Not sure I’ve ever seen UV index of Zero. I think it is One now. AQI down to 422. I’ve learned more about AQI with this than I ever knew! How blessed I’ve been to have never had to think about it before. Clean air is not to be taken for granted. How the heck did we smoke??? Why??? WTH. 
Oh, the song was “Sound of Silence”. 
Whoppi is wheezing. I may have to call the vet....

  • Edited September 13, 2020 6:41 pm  by  Loreficent
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-13

I guessing was Riverside Fire in Sandy. I can’t keep them straight. There are a lot and some merged and some may and some won’t. I live here and can’t figure it out. So...I just read an article about this one family that evacuated and then has evacuated two times since from the evacuation sites. Can’t imagine. 
Right now I’m visualizing the animals and pets coming out of the haze at the end. Waiting for call at vet to take Whoopi in. You have to wait in the car till they call your phone. She is very wheezy. I think little dogs do that more to begin with? Not sure. She is the only little one I had. Max came in car too and Daughter walking him by Emergency Vet place. Good for them. Not in the house for a little bit. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-13

I hope little whoopi is ok! It's always scary when a pet isn't doing well. But they will get her fixed up, good as new. We have to wait in our cars for.the vet, too. Then they come out and get your dog, bring him in and see him. They call you from inside and talk about what they see and then bring him back out. It's a little weird but best for all parties involved. I can't believe your smoky stoplight picture! That's unreal! We've had our fair share of fires but I've never seen anything like that. Right now we can't really see the mountains around us, just faint outlines. We do have some fires going here, but I imagine some of it is coming from the west. When the west burns we generally know. People say it's about the jet stream but I'm not meteorologist, so don't quote me on that. Just looks very overcast and hazy. So I'm in a way better air quality situation than you are. Please don't worry yourself sick. I can hear the fear in your posts and I feel like I need to reassure you that it's going to be ok. You have your family and animals, you have friends, you have so much to help get through this crisis. You're a helper, remember ? We always look for the helpers. Those are the thinkers and doers that help us be safe. You're going to be ok, and because of you, other people are going to be ok. Put that in your heart, and remember that the end of this is coming. I've been typing and deleting the end of this message for about 25 minutes now, and I admit all my usual perk sounds like total crap in the face of what's going on. Know that I do not understand what you are going through, but I do have deep sorrow for what's happening in your area. So much loss. It makes my heart heavy and I think thats the best I've got. No magic upbeat words from me. I'm sorry. I'm just sorry.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-13

Oh, Tiny. Thank you so much. It is nice to hear the empathy for the people here. Lots of good folks. I do know I’ll be ok. Yes, I want to be a helper and will in any way I can for sure. As long as I am able and I think and hope that will be a good long while. I’ve been searching different sites to see where or if there is a place to sign up for something for the next couple of days. I was wondering if it was smoky there. I just read an article that compounding the smoke is the fact that a lot of it blew out to the Coast and they had these satellite pictures of the smoke stream that blew out over the Ocean,  JT then the West wind came and blew a lot of it back in! So the smoke is made worse from fires to the Eastand what is blowing back in. It was creepy driving in like that this morning. My weather app on my phone gives these details and right before I left I checked and visibility was down to a hundred yards. Once I got out there driving I knew what that meant! They also talked about the rain can make the smoke much worse, kind of like when you dump water on a campfire. Oh boy.  I’m sure there is gonna be opportunity a plenty for some time to come to help around here. Oregon has been this kind of not known place and not talked about much. This year has left us all feeling...exposed. We have to look at other positive things too like Covid. We didn’t have effects of that anywhere near what other places did. So there is a lot positive. 
That is exactly how the Emergency Vet did it here too! They came and got her and I waited in the car. I don’t like that but understand. She will be ok. She has some reactive airway stuff, kind of like asthma they said, from the smoke. They gave her a steroid shot and I have some pills to give her the next few days. Max seems ok, thank goodness. They did say more common in small dogs. My kitties all seem ok. Even Calvin my 18+ sweet little old man kitty! So far we are all healthy and good. I told Peggy we are saving some food scraps for my friend that has the pig in her backyard. We will run those over tomorrow. I might even bake that pig some muffins! I’m sure he would like something fresh too and not just scraps. 
Did you binge on Netflix? I’m about to! Yay! How’s that for perky? Love that word. 

In reply toRe: msg 525
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-14

Ok. I am not sure but feel this might make me want to vomit. You know those little creatures I put a picture of that were on the rocks? The prehistoric looking barnacle type creatures that have to little tongue like thing that you se come out when the water washes over? People eat them. I was searching around the web trying to find what they are called. Here is a link that explains. Delicacy apparently. Poor things. 
 

https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/gooseneck-barnacles

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-14

Good morning X

Cant remember the other thread you and Tiny and I were writing in so writing from here. How are things going? Are you rested up from your vacation? We’re there any fall colors yet? Too soon maybe. I’m thinking about that cake you made. Let us know how it’s going! 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-14

OK Tiny. Daughter is on plane to your neck of the woods. She is going to Billings to help someone pack and move here to PDX. She said she’d wave if she saw you! Lol! Are you near Billings? I forget. 
This is her first time flying by herself. I think I did good job not showing her I was more anxious than she was about it. I hope I did. So...tell Montana to be good to my kiddo. They are driving back on the 24th but are gonna take 2 days. Man. It is hard to let go! How the heck did she get to be 17 already? One of her coaches is very upset with me for letting her do this and I finally had to remind her that I was the mom and let her kindly know that she is making me anxious nagging me about it. I get it. Not a good time to travel. She has been so cooped up here for months now. Her flight seat map looked very staggered. I know she is well. She knows she will need to isolate when she gets back. Now I gotta walk Max, which is fine. Whoopi can’t go though. She has to stay in except for potty breaks in the yard. 
Anyway... a very special light is coming to Montana today and she is a rainbow for sure all in her own way. 

Eve1973

From: Eve1973

Sep-14

Wow my mind is definitely somewhere else. I’m reading Tiny’s message #524 as I think a little whoopi is ok. I’m like what! So I had to read 3 times before realized what was going on! 

CC to TinyBadger
  • Edited September 14, 2020 8:02 pm  by  Eve1973
Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Sep-14

I know exactly where you’re mind is Eve!!! Lol! 
Yes Whoopi is fine! She was very wheezy from the smoke. Vet said no walks, not even around the block. She is better today after her shot. She likes walks though and I usually walk her half hour or so before I go out. Both of us missing it now. Our visibility is up to 800 and some yards right now which is better than it’s been. Air is better too. Will put picture so Peggy can see UV index. Still Zero. Yay! No sunscreen required! 
oops. Think I forgot to include Peggy!

  • Edited September 14, 2020 9:34 pm  by  Loreficent
TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Sep-14

Well , welcome to her! I'm about 3 hours away from billings. She'll have to give you a report on the skies. Billings is a big city for us, so don't let her get lost. Jk. I've only been there a couple of times so I don't have any reviews for you. I've heard there is a really neat and huge candy store, though. When I have a hankerin for travel I usually go to Bozeman or missoula. They are bigger but super artsy and more culturally diverse. I like that. Bozeman has the museum of the Rockies with a planetarium. When I was in high school my sister took me to laser Zeppelin there and there was nothing better than leaning back in my seat and enjoying all the rock has to offer. So neat. So she won't be in billings long? 

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