So, it's a blistering 4% humidity (91 degree temperature), and southern California is burning once again. As has happened several times, everything looks golden through the smoke filling the sky, and ash is accumulating on every outdoor surface. People working outside here are told to wear masks to cut down on the amount of smoke inhaled.
Currently several hundred homes have burned down and a few thousand have been evacuated. The fire isn't expected to get here (it's 10 miles away), but we're doing some preliminary packing in case things go badly and we have to evacuate. It's also possible that damage to the power lines at a distance might cause us to lose power here (in a bad case scenario), even if we don't have to evacuate.