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Cross Contamination

    Day 120 | Time for a New Mattress

    July 7, 2017

    This morning we went to America’s Mailbox to pick up a new organic latex mattress that we ordered on Amazon. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been two months since we’ve had our bed and it’s already time to replace our mattress. But I can’t deny that the old mattress feels contaminated. I haven’t been sleeping as well and have been waking up in pain again.

    The most plausible theory for why, is that my own body slowly contaminated it as I continued to detoxify. We’re not the only mold avoiders who have to replace their mattresses frequently.

    My friend and fellow mold avoider, Sara Mattson, told us, “Think of it as a medical expense, because if you think of it as a furniture expense it will be too painful.” No joke!

    It’s hard to believe that we’re living in a cargo van, wear plastic sandals and clothes from Walmart and yet our expenses are still so high. What in the world?! We have no utilities and barely have any stuff!

    It’s things like having to replace the mattress that really add up….and organic food. There’s no question that high quality food is a huge expense, especially here in the Midwest. Unfortunately, I feel pretty strongly that avoiding unnecessary toxicity is important for my continued healing.

    So we’re doing our best. Brett is working long hours to generate more income by getting set up to start selling a few more online products. My big job right now is continuing to heal and to make that healing possible by dealing with the extra work that mold avoidance creates.

    I’m just so thankful that Brett is able to work from anywhere and that I now have the strength to help by hand-washing all our laundry and cooking. It’s a difficult way of living but we’re doing it.


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  • Day 92 | Not My Favorite Day

    June 9, 2017

    This morning I woke up feeling tired and sore. Plus,…

    This morning I woke up feeling tired and sore. Plus, our new neighbors were having a birthday party at 7:00am! I tried to keep sleeping…

  • Day 90 | Anticipating A Tail-Wagging Reunion

    June 7, 2017

    This morning I cleaned the van and did laundry as…

    This morning I cleaned the van and did laundry as usual. Then in the afternoon we went into town to get groceries and pick up…

  • Day 86 | My Family is Coming!

    June 3, 2017

    Guess what y'all? My family is coming to visit us…

    Guess what y’all? My family is coming to visit us in 11 days! And they’re bringing our dog Ramona to us. Yippee! I can’t wait…

  • Day 69 | A Snow Storm

    May 17, 2017

    This morning we found out that a big snow storm…

    This morning we found out that a big snow storm is on the way! Even with our lovely new van we are not really equipped…

  • Day 65 | A Mini-Disaster

    May 13, 2017

    Today was just a normal day of mold avoidance... which,…

    Today was just a normal day of mold avoidance… which, as you know by now, is not exactly a normal day. We went shopping to…

  • Day 50 | It’s Alright to Cry

    April 28, 2017

    Today was a really hard day. Objectively, it might not…

    Today was a really hard day. Objectively, it might not have been much harder than any of the other days. But for some reason, everything…