This morning, I woke up to the sound of drilling right next to my head. I was so confused! Brett was doing something with the headboard, but what?
“What’s going on?” I said groggily.
“I wondered when you would ask that,” Brett replied.
He explained that he was taking apart the headboard because it was dripping water. What in the world? How did it get water in it?
We still don’t really know what happened but the salt was wet, the wood was wet and it was dripping water on the floor. We always sleep with the back doors open, so maybe we slept through rain? Who knows! It was very odd!
In any case, we couldn’t leave wet wood sitting in our van (mold food!), so Brett took apart our beautiful headboard. It was kind of sad to see Sara’s and my hard work fall apart so quickly. Hopefully Brett and I can put it back together when it all dries.
I got up as Brett was setting the wooden boards in the sun. I had breakfast and called my sister while I started the laundry. When I hung up the phone, I noticed that I was not feeling like myself anymore. I felt like my energy was being drained out of me like water from a sink. Strange… Maybe it’s the withdrawals?
I did the dishes and made lunch anyway but everything took so much extra effort. It was like I was moving through a swimming pool. Then came the anxiety, the brain fog, and the joint and muscle pain. By the time I got back to doing the laundry I noticed I was limping.
Hmm… Maybe something’s blowing through the air? The wind is coming from the South when it normally doesn’t. This is definitely a lot worse than the withdrawal symptoms. It feels more like an exposure.
I decontaminated and sat down to rest but it didn’t seem to help at all. I finally told Brett that I thought we should try changing locations. Neither of us were happy about it but we both agreed that it was the best course of action.
So we grabbed a few things and drove away. I didn’t feel any better driving away from Rapid City so after about 10 minutes we decided to turn around and just go into town. I felt a little better there and we hung out in the van for a few hours. Then, I started to feel worse again. More pain, more fatigue. I wonder if the wind is blowing “it” into town now too? Whatever “it” is.
We decided to go back to the ranch and see if it had passed through. If not, we’d have to pack up our stuff anyway before we could find somewhere else to sleep.
When we got back, things seemed to be better. I was still fatigued and in pain but my head was clearer and I was no longer having intense anxiety. The wind was still blowing from the South and that concerned us a little but we decided to stay.
Brett has a film crew coming on Sunday to shoot a little video about his online business and our story. It’s part of a promotion for the course that taught him how to run the kind of business he has. So, right now is really not the best time to be relocating. We were both so relieved that we didn’t have to find somewhere else to sleep!
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