The past two nights when I’ve gone to make our bed, I’ve completely crashed and burned energy wise. Today we tore everything out of the tent to figure out what the problem was. Our air mattress and both sleeping bags were retired without attempt to clean them. Bedding was all soaked and washed. The sheets and one of the towels we use for pillows were OK after washing, but the other towel and seven throw sized fleece blankets were all retired after failing to be good enough after soaking and washing. The four twin size fleece blankets are next in line for decontamination. We’re now back on our good old cots yay! My favorite! I hate them.
Out of the 14 totes that were in our tent, only five of them survived getting cleaned today. Most of them just have bad lids, but were all adding up to not feeling well in here. Our mentor says it’s from dust, but the totes that were outside with lids caked in dirt are fine so I think there’s more to it than that. I wish I understood what was going on better instead of just playing Staying Alive, our surviving the storm song. The most interesting part of it is the totes that we cleaned and are back in the tent are ones that have primarily not been in the tent. The ones that didn’t feel good are all piled outside on our porch area. 2 of the totes inside now have never been in this tent (1 was covered in dirt outside and one was our shopping tote that lives in the truck), the one with the puppy stuff is only 3 days old, one was awful while cleaning it, but it’s tolerable now, and three are the totes that are in and out of the tent and truck. I’m really hoping the other totes are OK in time bc walking out where it’s not heated to get stuff isn’t awesome.
I was so horrifically slammed most of the day I couldn’t discern what was bad and Wesley had to help. I also didn’t think I should be doing laundry bc I’d been cleaning all day. I went to get water so Wesley could finish laundry and felt like my brain was moving in slow motion. I’m fairly confident it wouldn’t be safe to drive apart from the farm roads it was so bad. I hosed my face and hands off while I was getting water, which helped. My shower tonight was really great though. We were supposed to take the truck to Albuquerque to have the topper installed today, but they didn’t have a truck for us to rent again so we had to reschedule again. We’ve decided to put off the warranty work for now and just get the topper installed on Wednesday. We’re puppy sitting there 24th through midday Christmas. I was thankful to not have to deal with the puppy being his crazy self today with all the cleaning we were doing.
Last time I cut Wesley‘s hair, I left it a little bit longer so that it would help keep him warmer. I don’t know if it actually accomplished that goal, but he had wild child hair pretty permanently so when I cut it yesterday I cut it shorter. He looks good with his shorter haircut and his trimmed up beard. He looked kind of like a wild spiky haired mountain man.