We have entered the crazy traveling stage of mold avoidance. When Wesley looked into mold avoidance, he was struck by two things. One is that people move a lot running away from toxins. Second was that the people who stayed in one place for a long time seemed to make a lot of progress. Early on my hope was to find a stable place, and while it allowed us to get some major detox done, we made the fatal error of giving contaminated stuff to people we interact with and really ruined that opportunity- we’ll find out how permanently this damaged opportunity is in time. So now we’re on the road searching for good air. We hit 3 states in the past 3 days and are in route to OK now. This search for good air in the midst of a storm is a semi-futile effort, but the air changed from not great to not good over night. Hot tubbing and swimming is helping so hopefully we can find a hotel in okay air in Oklahoma City. It would be nice to stay a few days, but we’ll see how that goes.
I’ve had the verse about Winslow, AZ from Take it Easy by the Eagles stuck in my head from spending some time in AZ after falling completely apart. We used the hot tub and pool almost 2 hrs on Friday night when we got to the hotel in Flagstaff. I felt better and more resilient to exposures. Sat AM, we did the same. While we were in the pool, they cleaned our room and I’ll probably never understand exactly what happened that made the room go that terribly bad, but I almost collapsed on the floor I was so dizzy. We switched to a different room, showered, and changed clothes. That was record timing for killing an outfit! I could walk straight, but was a mess neurologically. We tried going to a park, but I kept reacting to toxins so we eventually headed east and thus our trip to Winslow, AZ. After heading back to Flagstaff, we were worse and the new room was causing that dizzy sensation so we left. We found a room in Gallup, NM, but wrecked the bathroom showering. Lesson learned. Minimize, or better yet eliminate, showering in the room bc it aerosolizes toxins and ruins the space fast if your detoxing.
While we were in Winslow, the guy at Ford found the metal piece stuck in our tire. He aired the tire up and it slowly lost pressure from 40 to 28 so we knew we’d have to change it and drive on the spare the next day. Wes called AAA Sunday morning and they got that changed for us, and in the process Wesley discovered where the jack kit was located. We quickly got on the road and drove to Amarillo, TX. We stopped to decontaminate alot of times along the way, oftentimes using the water bottle with a little water around the frozen core. Burrza!!
We settled on the west side of Amarillo for a hotel room. The lady at the hotel we stayed at was the very greatest hotel employee ever bc we checked 7 rooms before settling on one. We went down and spent ~1.5 hours in the hot tub/pool. I noticed the door was open to the outside for ventilation I’m assuming. This morning we came back down to hot tub and swim. I could tell the air had changed. We were unable to handle the hot tub as much. We were in the pool area about an hour and a half, but more swimming and frequent changes bt the hot tub and pool. Wesley went out to get me a few things from the truck and came back slammed so he took a shower and changed clothes. We started our search for a Ford dealership in tolerable air. We just found bad air, gave up and decided to head to Oklahoma City. Why not add a fourth state to our journey? We’ll add Wichita, KS to the list tomorrow if needed.
Our mentor just launched his coaching business today. We’re hoping to get accepted into his new program and continue getting coaching. In my opinion it’s an essential expense.
Another cool thing is the last hotel had a scale. I’m down about 13 pounds since we left Iowa and Wesley’s down another 5, but has developed alot of muscle. This loss is 100% not bc we’re eating better. We eat way less veg, lots of dairy, and I have to admit, quite a bit of sugar. I surely didn’t get into this journey for weight loss, but it’s a nice benefit.