I have no great reason to have not updated you guys sooner, but here I am sitting in the hot tub writing an update. We have moved around FL trying to find something to work, but didn’t succeed. I really wanted to be able to go back to the hotel we like to stay at bc of the staff, but I got so many GI symptoms there that I just couldn’t do it. We tried Lakeland, which worked for 2 nights, but Wesley struggled to focus there. That doesn’t work being he’s the one who needs to be able to focus and be well so he can continue to serve people with his IT skills. We visited 6 hotels that have been good in the past, and didn’t do well at any of them so we’ve sadly left FL again.
The day we left Lakeland, we drove to Alexander Springs and I got to see one of my favorite people: Jeni. Her family was with her so it was fun to see Grace, Asher, Alex, and Terry too. There was a super knowledgeable lifeguard there that I learned lots from. One of the great things about being in FL is so many people come from IA to visit. Hint, if you don’t want 100-115 heat index, don’t come to FL in the summer.
We’ve been in Mississippi for 8 days now, and it’s going well. When it storms the outdoor toxin we avoid flares up, but not as bad as in FL where I was puking because of it on a sunny day. I have found if I just rotate from hot tub, side of the hot tub, and pool for most waking hours, it makes a bad air day much more tolerable. This didn’t work in FL with an outdoor pool and hot tub, but this indoor one is going well. We’ll have to leave Mississippi by cotton harvest bc I’m pretty sure that will destroy me. We first tried going back to a hotel we’ve stayed at before in Mississippi as a stopping point when traveling west, but it had too much ag so we had to leave the delta to get into the area of the state that has more trees. The city we’re in doesn’t have much cotton growing directly around it, and I think that’s part of why we’re doing ok here. I don’t like feeling trapped inside, but the ag toxins are hard on me. The biome makes nasty toxins when exposed to glyphosate, so ag areas have digressed for me as the crop dusters have started flying more and the sprayers are out in the fields. Wesley didn’t think he was being affected by the ag toxins, but indeed, it’s taking its toll on him as well and he feels better when we get out of rows cropped areas.
We got in the hot tub one night and I thought I was going to have to toss out a dead lizard to realize this little guy was still alive. I fished him out with with the skimmer net and tossed him outside. Hopefully he lived and didn’t get eaten by a bird. A Google search showed it to look like a Mediterranean house gecko. Why it’s in Mississippi, who knows.
Today I decided to listen to an audiobook I bought awhile ago again. Andy Andrew’s wrote this book in January 2012, but it’s so applicable to today, maybe even more so than then. What’s like about it, is he doesn’t pick a party, but emplores us to elect officials that don’t lie. It’s named, How to Kill 11 Million People. I HIGHLY recommend it, but don’t expect “you’re guy/gal” to be supported bc he wrote it to get people to think.
Wesley has been really busy this week. One of the great things about freelance work is he is able to have the flexibility needed to move when needed, but the weeks the transitions happen are super busy. This week was an email migration. Well that’s what’s new with us right now. I hope you are all well!