Today is much better than the past few days have been, and I'm so thankful! We have gone from temperatures of over 100° F, to 80's today. I accomplished quite a bit before noon, including pulling a ton of weeds in the garden. I'm sure there will be more to replace them, but for now, it is satisfying to see the piles of pulled weeds.
I also took my mom to get her driver's license renewed, and amazingly enough, there was no line! I don't think I've ever been there when it wasn't packed. After that, we went to the grocery store, and again, hardly anyone there, and no lines! I have no idea where everyone is, but is sure was nice to be a bit spoiled by not having to wait at all.
As good as it feels to be outside today, we have rather smoky skies. The sunlight has a red cast to it, and serves as a sad reminder that our western states are burning up. I am praying for all of the firefighters as well as the residents displaced by evacuation, and the hundreds of people experiencing the loss of their homes. Having lost a home and everything but cars and the clothing on our backs to fire, I know just how they feel, and it's devastating. I am praying for cooling temperatures and rain in the active fire areas, and for no more fires to get started.