All things California

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by virgo, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    112°F (but Sacramento utilities are on their own grid; fuck PG&E).
     
  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    P moved a bunch of important functions from his server in Hayward just in time because our apartment lost power last night. With classes starting tomorrow, it's going to be a nightmare if people don't have charged phones as backup.
     
  3. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    So...shitty lining to all the smoke is that our heat wave is way less intense. I have to wear an N95 mask outside, but hey gotta get what we can in 2020.
     
  4. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    We’re supposedly getting another heat wave this weekend. They claim it won’t be as bad but I don’t believe anything weather related anymore. I hope it’s not intense and I think for the bay cities, it won’t be but who fucking knows. We don’t have PG&E but AMP was put on alert for rolling blackouts too. Luckily we didn’t get hit with one (part of the island did and we were next in line). At least it’s been cooler for the last week so I didn’t need to have windows open. The smoke was really bad for a few days last week. :sick:
     
  5. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    The smoke is still pretty bad down in the valley. We’re looking at 102°F Saturday, and 110°F Sunday and Monday, so I hope the winds change or something.
     
  6. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Yuck, Honey! I saw that the SCU and LNU fires are over 75% contained so hopefully the smoke will get better soon.
     
  7. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    The AQI was in the 60s when I checked it this afternoon, so that already feels like a relief.
     
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  8. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’m over living in the bay area and have been really wanting to move. We decided on 1-2 years (but probably 2 and those are school years not calendar years) and we’re going to move to the Encinitas area. I’m itching to go right now but we can’t for many reasons. The logistics are going to be crazy because I have to get a job before Ryan puts in for a transfer. He can transfer anytime but I can’t move once school starts because I’d be under contract (actually under contract July 1). Getting the cat down there is going to be hell. I hope giving him CBD works then maybe we can give a higher dose for the car ride. I just really need a change of scenery. I’ve always been drawn to SoCal coastal cities and I don’t know why. I just want to goooooo.
     
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  9. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Our long-term plan is to get back to LA's South Bay. Beach cities in Southern California are kinda perfect weather-wise, so I totally get the draw.
     
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  10. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

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  11. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Laughs in dystopian.

    Always assume a tricksy genie when asking for things. This should be life rule #2 at least.
     
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  12. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    For reals. I don’t handle heat well because I get anxiety about Ben getting heat stroke. This shit can leave now please and thank you.
     
  13. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

  14. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    :angry: I saw that on the news this morning. I hope those people get in a shit ton of trouble.
     
  15. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Ok I’m done. The world is fucking ending, I just know it. Thick layer of smoke making everything orange. It was so dark this morning that I had to turn on all the lights just so my students could see me on Zoom. It’s still hella dark. It’s the creepiest thing I’ve experienced in a looooong time. I feel like we’re in the evacuation zone (I know we’re not) because it looks like all the videos the news shows from those areas.
     
  16. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    The sun just "set" behind an impenetrable layer of yuck :sick:.
     
  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    This is all West Coast but whatever.

     
  18. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I found zoom.earth and it’s really cool. It has real time satellite and you can see how the smoke has spread across the US. I can’t believe how widespread the unhealthy air is. We’re finally down to about 170ish AQI and I’m thankful we don’t live in the 500+ areas. My friend up near Portland said the AQI is over 500. It’s insane.