Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Smoke is Not Only in My Eyes

Today, the smoke in downtown New West was wicked. The smoke from the US forest fires is blanketing a lot of British Columbia. However, it is the Sunday night blaze at Westminster Pier Park that is affecting us more. The old timber was soaked in creosote and the resulting smoke is toxic. The fire won't be completely out until the pier's deck is completely removed.

When the wind blows directly towards us, it is barely tolerable. We can even smell the smoke in our bathroom as our washer and clothes dryer are in a closet there. The smoke can blow in from the dryer vent on the outside of our building! Also, our buildings' exhaust systems pull the smell into the hallways. 
  Mid-Autumn Festival - T&T Supermarkets  
So, we decided to go to the mall today. We're not mall rats. In fact, although the largest mall in British Columbia is only a few kilometers from us in Burnaby, we hardly ever go inside. Today though it made an excellent place to walk in a smoke free environment. We needed to get in our 5K of steps, somewhere!  

The photo was taken in the T&T, a large Asian chain here. We love the variety in these supermarkets. Jay says they usually have the best quality curry leaves. The photo shows that the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival will soon be here.


1 comment:

JoAnn Rushton said...

We were better today but my throat is sore! Stay well!

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