This blog is a story and stories usually make more sense if you start at the beginning. I’ve created this page so that my new readers can access all the posts chronologically and get caught up more easily. I hope you enjoy!
Day 7 | A Backcountry Adventure
Day 8 | Another Really Hard Day
Day 9 | This is Not Sustainable
Day 10 | A Day of Rest (Sort of)
Day 11 | So Long, Death Valley!
Day 13 | The Lonliest Road in America
Day 14 | Discouragement & Hope
Day 20 | Mold Avoidance Really Works!
Day 21 | The Adventure Continues
Day 22 | A Miserable Day in Moab
Day 23 | I’m Not Helpless Anymore
Day 25 | I Can Lighten the Load!
Day 26 | A Conversation with the Sheriff
Day 28 | A Day in Civilization
Day 29 | It’s Time to Move On…
Day 33 | The Blankets are Bad Again!
Day 35 | It’s A Hard Knock Life
Days 39 & 40 | A Bump in the Road
Day 41 | A Succesful Experiment
Day 42 | Driven Away by a Plume!
Day 44 | Our New Favorite Place
Day 47 & 48 | Seven Spots in Seven Nights
Day 51 | Sleeping at a Truck Stop
Day 52 | Why Humans Build Houses
Day 54 | The Only Way Through It, Is Through It
Day 55 | Throwing All Our Stuff Away
Day 56 | On Our Way to Wyoming!
Day 59 | “Come Feed the Prairie Dogs!”
Day 60 | From Bed Bound to Bed Building
Day 61 | Off-Gassing Our New Van
Day 63 | “Look Mother, I Can Run!”
Day 64 | Dealing With Mold Exposure
Day 66 | Building the Headboard
Day 68 | Setting up the Shower
Day 70 | A Campsite with Water and Power!
Day 72 | So, is it Lyme Disease or Mold?
Day 76 | Coming Out of Survival Mode
Day 79 | Working in the Parking Lot
Day 80 | Longing for Stability
Day 81 | The Trouble with Campgrounds
Day 82 | Searching for a Place to Call Home
Day 83 | Relearning How to Drive
Day 85 | A Love Letter to My Husband Caregiver
Day 88 | Barometric Pressure Changes and Mold
Day 89 | I Can Actually Contribute
Day 90 | Anticipating A Tail-Wagging Reunion
Day 91 | Preparing for My Family’s Visit
Day 95 | Time to Give up on Campgrounds?
Day 96 | Things Fall Apart (& Magically Resolve)
Day 98 | A Joyous Reunion & A New Problem
Day 101 | We’re Good At Survival Mode
Day 102 | This Couldn’t Be Going Anymore Poorly
Day 103 | It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask
Day 104 | Ask and You Will Recieve
Day 105 | Decontaminating the Van
Day 106 | Family Visit, Take Two!
Day 108 | Bringing Ramona “Home”
Day 110 | Disaster Strikes Again
Days 111 & 112 | Worn Out & Weary
Days 113 & 114 | Why I’m Thankful for Mold Avoidance
Day 115 | A Magnificent Sunset
Day 116 | Grocery Shopping Day!
Day 117 | Suffering and the Problem with Christian Songs
Day 119 | Thinking About the Future
Day 120 | Time for a New Mattress
Day 121 | My First Day Without Any Meds
Day 125 | Adjusting to Life Without Medication
Day 126 | Our Headboard is Leaking!
Day 127 | An Unwelcome Adventure
Day 129 | The All-Day Video Shoot
Day 130 | Headed Back to Wyoming
Day 131 | Ramona’s First Time Swimming
Days 134 & 135 | The Magic Salt Pills
Day 136 | What if I’m too Sick to Camp?
Days 137 & 138 | A New Chore Schedule
Day 139 | Social Anxiety & Chronic Illness
Day 140 | A Rather Blustery Day
Day 141 | An Encounter with Moldy Blueberries
Day 142 | The Power of Decontamination
Day 143 | Out of the Darkness of Mental Illness
Day 144 | Can I Ask for Your Input?
Day 145 | I Don’t Sleep Till 2pm Anymore
Day 146 | An Opportunity to Help “Our” Ranchers
Day 147 | The Inevitability of Winter
Days 149 & 150 | Time for A New Chapter
Things Get Exciting Again (Unfortunately)
Does Your Illness Make You A Burden?
Sleeping Next to a Cell Phone Tower
I Didn’t Know I Could Heal From Chronic Illness
Reentering Normal Life After Chronic Illness
Why Grieve When You Can Just Move On?
Why I’m Not Trying to Lose Weight
Is Getting Fat Really the Worst Thing That Can Happen to You?
Explaining Chronic Illness to Healthy People
When Recovery Gets Overwhelming
Going to Church & Having a Panic Attack
Hope for People with Mental Illness
When God Withholds His Presence
Back in the Van (For Fun This Time)
I Don’t Know Exactly How You Feel
Baby Steps Toward Dancing Again
Setbacks, Orange Medicine & Hope
When You Don’t Have Much To Offer
The Lightbulb Experiment: How We (Finally) Started Going To Bed Earlier
All Things Work Together for Good?
Celebrating My New Life on Resurrection Day
The Health Benefits of Old-Fashioned Fresh Air
6 Keys That Helped Me Succeed at Mold Avoidance
I’m Not as Sick as You Might Think
Why I Regret My Lyme Disease Treatment
Saying Goodbye to Our Miracle House
Meeting One of My Heroes: A Mold Tour with Erik Johnson
Does Mold Avoidance Fuel Fear?
Is My Story Scary and Depressing?
Hard Lessons and Expensive Mistakes
My Husband’s Perspective on Mold Avoidance
Reflections on 3 Years of Mold Avoidance