We’re still in the Orlando area, but made a move to our third hotel here. The first one was a Holiday Inn, and was nice. The downfall was I was constantly questioning the air and we really liked free breakfast, which they didn’t have. Changing our sheets daily there seemed like a tough request so we decided to go to a different hotel after 2 nights there. We were at that hotel 3 nights before having a really tough day where we were sure we’d have to move the next day. We slept great that night and the next day came and was better so we decided to stay another night.
I checked another hotel a few miles away that seemed to have the optimal combination for Wesley’s work needs: a recent remodel, a decent lobby/seating area, and outside plug-ins that have power. Wesley was struggling with the lobby air and was killing the battery on the surface pro without a good plug-in option. They also had hot breakfast daily instead of hot breakfast 3 mornings/week and continental breakfast the other 4 mornings. We decided to go over to the potential new hotel and sat on an outdoor patio while we did our Community Group zoom meeting. After that we booked a room at the new location and went back to the hotel too hot tub. We met an interesting guy who thinks the COVID thing was a total hoax. I wasn’t in agreement with that, though we did both agree that COVID was used to create panic, divide people, and take away liberties. We were both leery of the lack of research on an expedited vaccine and discussed how the VAERS was months behind so we don’t really know about the true number of reactions happening in the US. Somehow the things we agreed on made me “woke.” ? I’m pretty certain I’m not, but I guess I don’t even understand what that means. I mentioned that we had done our Community Group meeting through church and he asked if my church was woke. I didn’t really know how to answer his question bc I was unclear of the definition of woke, but the fact that it was in Iowa seemed to answer his question enough being he lives in Miami. That last night I had a bunch of dreams about bad air and woke up in the night so my body gave a clear indication it was time to move on.
We moved to the new location yesterday late morning and not surprisingly, they didn’t have a room clean that early so they gave Wesley WiFi access so he could work and I cleaned our truck. I got so sweaty that sweat was running down my legs and into my flip flops for a special sensory experience and I soaked most of my shorts and tank top all the way through. I sat in the shade after wiping the sweat off and cooled down a bit; I decided to go to Walmart next. I had my first horrible reaction to a vehicle walking to the truck. My walk was only about 30 yards, but I was so dizzy and disoriented, I questioned if I’d collapse so I abandoned that agenda and went into the hotel, to decon by rinsing my face, arms, and hands and drying off with a paper towel. As I was walking out the front door, a commercial laundry repair guy was also walking out and got into the van I has identified as my problem. I ran my errands, came back, and the “bad spot” in the parking lot was gone like I expected. We cooked burgers on the grill, another huge perk of this hotel, and had burgers and salad for dinner. Wesley had more work to do so I scouted a location for a friend with similar health issues. It probably wasn’t the most helpful feedback because the area felt good to me, which means nothing to her because what feels bad to me would feel bad to her, but often what feels good or at least tolerable to me still feels bad to her because we’re in different places in our healing journey. I started reading more of my book while Wesley worked. I was changing into my new swimsuit and realized that they didn’t take the anti-theft device off the bottoms so I had to run back to the store to get it removed and then we enjoyed some time in the hot tub before bed. We both slept great last night and I swam 1 hour 38 min this morning, which felt great after no exercise yesterday.