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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post


    Fifteen bucks would have been a great price for that book, sorry you missed it.
    It would have been much less painful a loss had it gone for forty or sixty bucks, a fair price for a signed/limited PS anthology with the expected drop in value. But $15...? Not only is it a tough loss and you're kicking yourself for forgetting about it, but you know there's slim chance that a copy of that book at the price will ever show up again.

    I really wish eBay's Watch List could sent Push Notifications or text alerts when Watched items are close to ending. Maybe it can, I don't know...but if so, I've never figured out a way to activate that option.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 09-15-2020, 06:18 PM.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Two complaints for the day:

    1). Up to 269 AQI today. So much for last night's rain helping the air quality.

    2). I hate it when I forget about eBay auctions on my Watch List. Just lost a S/L/slpcsd HC of TEN-WORD TRAGEDIES that went for fifteen bucks this morning. I really wanted that one, damnit.
    You are gaining on me. We are down to 363 from over 400 this morning.

    Fifteen bucks would have been a great price for that book, sorry you missed it.

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  • RonClinton
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    Two complaints for the day:

    1). Up to 269 AQI today. So much for last night's rain helping the air quality.

    2). I hate it when I forget about eBay auctions on my Watch List. Just lost a S/L/slpcsd HC of TEN-WORD TRAGEDIES that went for fifteen bucks this morning. I really wanted that one, damnit.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post

    The air quality index here is not as bad as what Martin describes although it is very bad. I wear a mask every time I leave my room now. I've read enough to know I don't want the bad fire/smoke related particles getting into my lungs.

    Cap
    It does not take me long if I go out to start coughing. Keeping to AC off is helping in the house. Stay safe!

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    And we are back over 500. Hazardous air goes up to 499. We are in the Beyond Index range.
    The air quality index here is not as bad as what Martin describes although it is very bad. I wear a mask every time I leave my room now. I've read enough to know I don't want the bad fire/smoke related particles getting into my lungs.

    Cap

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    The air quality index at my house has dropped to under 500 for the first time in over 24 hours, yea!
    And we are back over 500. Hazardous air goes up to 499. We are in the Beyond Index range.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Yikes, still? I feel bad complaining when ours is just half that.
    I am looking at from the standpoint that I am not in harms way, just some bad air. I am keeping interior doors closed which keeps the smoke smell in the main living area and it has cooled down enough that I can keep the AC off. That helps as well as not going outside unless it is necessary.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The estimates for improved air here has now been pushed back to Thursday. It was announced here to day that garbage pickup is being suspended until it is no longer considered hazardous to be outside. AQI hear is running in the low to mid 400's currently.
    Yikes, still? I feel bad complaining when ours is just half that.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    After hitting a low AQI last light of 194, mine's back up to 234...not the beginnings of the slow, days-long (but progressive) dissipation they'd forecasted for today. Maybe tomorrow...
    The estimates for improved air here has now been pushed back to Thursday. It was announced here to day that garbage pickup is being suspended until it is no longer considered hazardous to be outside. AQI hear is running in the low to mid 400's currently. Good news is that evacuations in Clackamas county (south of here) are being reduced. The fire to my north east continues to expand but has slowed.

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  • RonClinton
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    After hitting a low AQI last light of 194, mine's back up to 234...not the beginnings of the slow, days-long (but progressive) dissipation they'd forecasted for today. Maybe tomorrow...

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    The air quality index at my house has dropped to under 500 for the first time in over 24 hours, yea!
    Hopefully it keeps dropping and the fires are done soon.

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  • Martin
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    The air quality index at my house has dropped to under 500 for the first time in over 24 hours, yea!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post

    A friend from a previous life lives in that area, and she posted a screenshot from her phone about the "weather" and air quality. I feel it's easier to breathe underwater than trying to breathe where the AQI is at 755.
    I hope your friend does not live Northwest of there. That fire is moving towards populated areas with level 1 evacuation (be alert) for the town of Yacolt and level 2 evacuation (be ready) for the town of Cougar. I believe the increase in smoke here is from that fire as we continue to get worse. My outside lights came on at about four and my air quality i snow 419. I am very thankful that I am only dealing with the smoke. Oregon and Washington already have multiple towns burned with more in the current paths of these fires.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Mine was 220 earlier today; it’s now at 196. Our area looks like yours, but 340 is wild, let alone 420...can’t imagine. Hang in there!
    I am now at 398 and the sun is no longer visible through the smoke. Inside is again smelling like a campfire and I am starting to cough while inside. I am so ready for this to end. Considering trying Costco and Best Buy tomorrow to see if they have any home air purifiers in stock.

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  • RonClinton
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    Mine was 220 earlier today; it’s now at 196. Our area looks like yours, but 340 is wild, let alone 420...can’t imagine. Hang in there!

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