I conditioned the air because it was clammy inside and we couldn’t open the windows. The ducks were still at the lake and in the morning everything looked ghostly with that mixture of fog and smoke. I slapped my chest and winked at the lake, gave my daily wish then walked back home thinking about work. I topped off my coffee and got online, put my headphones on and wrote. The alarm went off for the kids and I unplugged it. I closed the windows as I wasn’t sure if it was fog or smoke out there. We all joined our daily sync at 8:30 and said good morning. We got Charlotte tested for ADHD and started her on Ritalin and she hummed as she did the dishes. The dog lapped the water and it got dark faster than you think it would. On Wednesdays I shampooed and there was an odd feeling to that. My hair stylist said all the women in Paris only shampoo once a week and that’s why their hair looks so good, and ever since I do the same. I circled the yard with dog poop bags in my socks and slippers. Tried to get out between meetings for some light though the air quality was bad. We had salmon for dinner and gave the dog the skin and the girls pitched in for the dishes. This is the time of year we’d be going to the fair but of course now we wouldn’t, though Dawn said you could still go there for takeout and we got into a fight over why anyone would.