Second Hand Smoke
Yuck! I hate second hand smoke. Well maybe this isn't second hand. It's cold, still and foggy this morning. One or more of my neighbors have their fire place(s) or wood stove(s) going. There's no breeze to blow it away and of course the fog pushes it toward the ground. My eyes are burning and my head feels like it's going to split open.
When I was little we burned wood exclusively for heat and cooking. The chimney was very effecient at carrying the smoke out and I don't remember EVER having a problem with allergies from the smoke. I wonder if it's just something I've developed over time, or if the climate and circumstances make a difference. It's unpleasant is the only thing I know for sure.