Thursday was the last day I remember the sky and the air having any sense of normalcy. It was a beautiful day with blue skies and sun. There was a warning about the smoke being exacerbated by the marine layer, but everyone was hoping that the reports had been exaggerated. If anything, they were understated and now we anxiously await the upgrading of the situation to unhealthy. I live near one of the largest urban forrests in the nation and the world and we are waiting for the air to not be hazardous, which is extremely sad and ridiculous at the same time. Added to the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic, it is a bit much to deal with while navigating what feels like every aspect of life online. A bit ironic that I’m talking about this on a blog, no?