White flakes of ash litter the ground. A fine film of black dust/dirt covers surfaces near all cracked windows. The moon appeared orange last night, like a pumpkin.
The air is very dry. Shirts and bed-sheets have that fresh-out-of-the-dryer crispness. The shower is bone-dry 10 minutes after stepping out.
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He says he was just down in Atlanta last week, visiting his sister there, where they have a drought so severe they might have to begin trucking-in bottled water soon.
People are reporting their neighbors for mis-using water. "I saw the Johnsons watering their lawn at midnight." .. leading to arguments and fights. My buddy Jeffrey said:
The drought is a MAJOR issue here. Durham has water for 60 days, Raleigh 75. People are diming out their neighbors left-n-right over misuse. I'm lucky to live out in the country, where I have a spring-fed well (300 ft deep). I won't run out any time soon. But I don't water anything or waste. My yard looks as brown as my shoes.