It has been like living in a mushroom cloud around here. As we all tried to adjust to the dark choking gloom I appreciated our firefighters on a whole new level. Thankfully most, if not all, of the fires are now contained or under control. The blue sky has not returned, but at least the air is more tolerable, there is a breeze and clearer skys are on the way. A week like this puts just plain breathing into perspective. Thank you Fire Fighters!!!