I'm a bit sore today after my weekend 'vacation'. I had to clean up my 0.6 mile driveway, sweep the leaves off, trim back the bushes and trees, etc. Country living.
I'm getting the hang of Seattle weather. Riding the bicycle to work and back in 40 degree temps with a minor amount of drizzle (they call it rain here) is not so bad. A good breathable but waterproof jacket keeps me warm.
These southern California fires are disturbing. Though they are common for the area, the increasing encroachment of housing development places people and homes in harms way. Cutting the forests seems the wrong way to go.