May 31st, 2010

I am trapped in my basement office with my HEPA air filter running full blast. Why? <a href=””>I blame Canada</a>.

Seriously, we could smell it when we woke up, but it wasn’t until we went outside and saw the haze and the brown horizon that it hit home. A few minutes after that and my eyes were swelling, my chest was filling up and i had to use a rescue inhaler for the first time in years (I happen to be pretty badly allergic to most trees- usually wood smoke doesn’t bother me, but this is the worst part of the season for me and I think it was the proverbial straw).