I just want to say I hope everyone is staying safe. There is nothing but smoke here. My eyes are always burning and we can all taste it at time. It's not life threatening yet but its bad. If you have seen the movie "The Mist", ya that. I really feel you all on the west coast. WA state does not install A/C in the homes they build. We have all our windows closed and it's 89° F inside my house right now. I have two fans on me
Even with the windows closed, the smoke still gets in. I only run my computer when I have too or get a quick flight in. I haven't flown in about for days I think. I hope it rains really soon. I do not know what is going on. We are known for our rain and wind and for some reason it's just not happening.
Please be safe everyone. And please keep fire safety in mind. My Wife calls me the "Fire Nazi". I used to be in the Navy and fire (as any Sailor knows) is pretty high up on the list as far as Operations go.
I couple of things I have done you may try:
Wet a T-shirt and sit in front of a fan
Stand in the shower with only the top of your head under cold water (This works fast to cool you down). I learned this at S.E.R.E.
DO NOT drink soda or tea (it dehydrates you very fast)
If you have the means, buy microwave food only. The oven really heats up homes in the Pacific Northwest.
Get Visine if you don't have any (eye drops).
If you really must go out and fly, just do maybe one server round and shut off your PC. Mine has a little ash inside right now because I opened the window because I just couldn't take it anymore and forgot about it.
Stay safe everyone affected. And if you see anyone out in a field on the roads, call the police immediately. We have arsonists up here it seems. They have caught two of them already.