|East Peak Fire|
Really, it does seem that Colorado has two seasons: Winter and Fire. The fact that we've had two destructive fires near us in a year's time is not indicative of a necessarily bad row. Colorado burns every summer, it's just a little "better" when it happens in the boonies.
That said, the smoke is not so bad this morning. We're advised to "limit time outdoors, close the windows, and use the air conditioner". Well... our open windows ARE our air conditioner.
Nighttime temperatures usually get into the 50's. We open up all the windows, run the swamp cooler, and the house is pretty comfy. Then in the morning, near sunrise, we scramble around closing and boarding up the windows to keep out the evil passive solar. It's quite a fun challenge to time the closing of windows and blinds for optimum temperature control. Each window is different. I imagine it's something like successfully baking a souffle'. Only trickier.
And all of this forced house arrest has meant that I've gotten pretty caught up on the housewifery. The house is "clean" enough for an insurance video, but tidiness is a fleeting thing around here. Some areas are just NOT going to make the video...
In other silver liningness, I've already mentioned that I've got both bicycles back home. And they are running like well-oiled, prettily tired machines.
Wolfgang went to see Man of Steel. He and his friends - all comic book movie aficionados - totally panned it, so I know not to waste my time. Not that I had much desire to see it anyways, but now I have a good excuse if someone tries to get me to go.