But this is just a trivial post . . .
I managed to get a bad ear infection coinciding with the Camp Fire. I missed one swim day from the ear, though the air was so bad I may not have gone anyways, and then the pool closed from bad air quality in the Valley for a week.
This morning, the air was still pretty horrible, but rain was coming, and began falling an hour before I left to swim. An hour into the swim, it was pretty clear the rain was cleaning the air, but also covering the pool with little drops of bong water, basically. You could smell it. Ugh.
I’ve lasted into much colder weather than years past. No idea how much longer I will last, but I’m going push on as long as I can.