We did chores and headed to town to the market to hopefully escape the smokey haze of the morning.
Town became chokingly filled with smoke as the afternoon rolled around. This is a picture a friend of mine took from atop Jump Off Mt , usually you can see the entire city of Hendersonville from this spot but not today !!
My eyes were burning and my nose started pouring as I loaded the Honda. I headed for the nearest drug store to buy a face mask to help. This is the preferred attire for this afternoon !!!
I made one other stop at Aldi on the way home for cook-out supplies for tomorrow and baking supplies for next week. It is the week before Thanksgiving and I usually have orders for all the market days prior to the holiday but so far only have orders for next Saturday and the following Tuesday.
Hubbie who was blowing leaves away from the house when I got here helped me unload and then I took these pics of the dense smoke.
We had supper then settled in for a restful evening.
The news is definitely not good from the fire fighting front tonight as the fire gained another 1000 acres in the last 24 hours bringing it to 2883 acres and is still only 15% contained. They have made a dozer line above the businesses along highway 64 in Chimney Rock to hopefully stop the fire from getting to them. It looks too close for comfort and we just pray that it doesn't jump that dozer line on the side of the mountain.
God Bless and Good Night.