Oh I desperately needed to see the chiropractor. It’s been a month since I’ve gotten adjusted, which is the longest I’ve ever made it between adjustments because one of the things that causes you to go out of alignment is toxic exposure, and I never had a break from that, so I got adjusted most weeks. My leg has decided it doesn’t like laying on the air mattress anymore so I knew my low back was out. Being we were heading back down to Alamogordo, we decided to try one of Simcha‘s recommendations he posted on the mold avoidance group and drive up to Cloudcroft. He wants us to learn to perceive when we’re being exposed to toxins so that we can know when we need to get out of some thing quickly, turn around, or show each other grace as we’re being affected by the toxins.
We decided to do this toxin tour two times for two reasons: 1) we had too much time before the chiropractor appointment and 2) we thought it would be good to experience it both as the driver and as the passenger. The second reason ended up being a really great experience because we definitely felt things differently as the driver or the passenger. As a passenger, I didn’t really notice my vision blurring out much, but I sure did as the driver. Wesley notices the vision blurring a lot, but he drives most of the time. Another reason I wanted to go up the mountain a second time was because I wanted to learn how to use downshifting to control my speed coming down the mountain. On the way up the mountain, there is a remnant of the old trestle bridge. It was at this spot on the mountain where the air was clear and we weren’t reacting to any toxins.
Cloudcroft is the cutest mountain town. Wes felt terrible up there. Because it’s up in the mountains it’s been affected by the chemicals in flame retardant associated with wildfires. This particular toxin about lays Wesley on his back. He gets wiped out tired and his mental processing slows down to the point where he can’t even speak at a normal pace anymore. This is the same toxin that often precedes large emotional moments out of context with the situation at hand. The good news is this particular toxin doesn’t seem to affect us once we get out of it. The thing I found rather hilarious about Cloudcroft is that they do not like their governor as seen by the sign below. They must not like Joe Biden either as seen by the second picture below.
After we finished that we went down to Alamogordo, grabbed some lunch, and Wesley dropped me off at the chiropractor. The chiropractor‘s office had mold so I had to leave and not get adjusted. While Wesley was in Walmart (in Purgatory, as he refers to Walmart customer service) returning some items that didn’t make us feel well, I called two other chiropractors in town. One of them was getting a new roof because they had some small leaks, and the other thought that his office was fine. I went to him and got my adjustment. After that we stopped at Harbor Freight quick on the way out of town and headed back to the campsite so I could get the laundry going. Tomorrow morning we go up to meet with the rancher and see where he wants us to camp on his land.