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I spent some time praying out loud last night while Brett was falling asleep on my lap. It was really nice to just be honest with the Lord about how overwhelmed we feel. It helped me to let go of my worries and just trust that we’re going to survive the next few days even if they end up being rough. Nothing lasts forever after all.
Since then, we had the idea of returning to the Albuquerque area and finding a place to camp in the public wilderness around there. I did pretty well in that area although I hadn’t unmasked at that point. I suppose it could be more problematic now that my sensitivity has increased but I think it’s worth a shot. Albuquerque is a city with decent air quality and there’s a Whole Foods there too. Who knows, I might even find it to be more tolerable than Vegas.
In any case, we’re thinking we will look around a little bit more in the area we are now before we decide to make the trip to New Mexico. There may be some other good spots on the public land surrounding Pahrump. We know of at least one potential road we haven’t explored yet. It would be awesome if we didn’t have to go very far.
If we are going to need to travel, there’s a ton of work that needs to be done in preparation. Unfortunately, it’s been so windy here that we haven’t been able to do any laundry these last two days. We’re out of clothes already! There’s no way we can travel through towns and cities without clean clothing for decontamination.
We also would like to clean the car out and at least try to denature some of the toxins that appear to have contaminated it. It’s not super dangerous but I just don’t feel very good in the car anymore. We’re thinking of letting it sit for a few hours with the heat on high to speed up the off-gassing process.
We also need to pack everything up, find some things that got lost in the wind, and refill my thyroid prescription. It’s going to be a busy day tomorrow. I hate that we have to do so much work on Sunday but it just so happens to be the only day the winds are supposed to be calm. Hopefully we can take a day of rest later in the week. We definitely need it.
We’re still really hoping to get a cargo van soon and convert it into a little camper like Sara Mattson and her husband did. There are just a couple things that need to fall into place before we can start looking, but we’re definitely getting impatient. We’re so tired of being cold and uncomfortable at night. A real bed sounds so luxurious! Plus, it would be amazing not to have to worry about the weather so much!
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