Today we went to Alamogordo to get supplies and to get the oil changed on the truck. It’s pretty amazing that we’ve already driven more than 6500 miles in the past 7.5 weeks. We’re really grateful for it. We have a topper coming for the truck, but I kind of wish we didn’t right now. I’m sure I will in the next season when we’re not at the ranch anymore.
When we got to Alamogordo, Wesley dropped me off at Walmart and I waited in line while he went to the Ford dealership to get the oil changed. I only had to stand in line for about 35 minutes to get into Walmart, which is pretty good in New Mexico because they only allow for 75 people in at a time. The one thing I love about Alamogordo is they don’t really enforce the mask mandate so I mostly walked around Walmart with my mask hanging off my ear able breathe without inhaling the toxins my body’s getting rid of via my breath. It also helps bc I sniff everything I put in the cart so we don’t buy anything contaminated. Wesley went and got the truck washed, water jugs filled up, and then picked me up on the way to Home Depot. I exchanged a box of TSP because it was rockhard instead of powder like it ought to be. I have been to that Home Depot and gotten TSP before so I’m not sure why I got slammed so hard, but I felt awful. Wesley went to Home Depot last week and said that he thought it was questionable if he got exposed to mold there so I’m wondering if maybe it’s not bad enough that if you run in and out, it doesn’t slam you. It could’ve been that somebody who lives in the moldy home and had a bunch of toxins on them may have been what slammed me. I’m really hoping that whatever it is washes out of my sweatshirt after it’s soaks in TSP tomorrow. Because all of Home Depot‘s 4 1/2 pound boxes of TSP were rockhard bricks, we had to stop at Lowe’s to get another box because we have a lot of cleaning and laundry to do tomorrow to move into the big tent. We also stopped by Harbor Freight. I’m really coming to love that place!
Wesley asked me to double check on the tracking for the heater today. The cool part is when I did that we found out that the heater was to arrive today instead of tomorrow. These army surplus heaters come coated in cosmoline so Wesley started cleaning that off with WD-40. While he was doing that, I was working on cleaning our cooler because the bag that had the ground beef in it leaked and there was a collection of blood, water, and ice in the bottom of it. It’s been that way for a while, but I didn’t want to add new ice without cleaning it up and starting over.
Tomorrow is going to be an incredibly busy day as we get everything moved into the big tent, which will involve cleaning everything on the way over. We’re washing all the bedding, all the clothes from today, and our sleep clothes so there will be a ton of laundry to be done tomorrow. We’d also like to get the heater installed and we have to get the rain fly on the big tent before the wind makes it impossible or it rains Thursday- they keep changing the forecast. There will be no sleeping in tomorrow! There’s too much to do.
it has seemed really cold the past two nights so I filled a hot water bottle for my feet tonight. It’s consistently getting cooler than they predict by almost 10 degrees. My whole body feels warmer thankfully. I apologize if my proofing missed any typos. I’m falling asleep. Goodnight!