Man oh man, have I been struggling! The wildfires on the west coast have truly brought about some toxic air. My heart breaks for anyone or anything that can't find respite from the smoke indoors. On the first day of 'the smoke', my extremely thoughtful cousin, Rachel, went to Home Depot super duper early in the morning to bring me some box fans with filters to run in my room. Yesterday my brand new air purifier was dropped off but it is really just for my bedroom space. So my good friends, Dustin and Jessica (coworkers that I miss dearly!), had the thought to give me one on loan to use in other areas of the house so my momma and kids can be breathing decent air as well. Times like these, when my warriors rally around to make sure I am taken care of really bring such a sense of humility and gratefulness that I just can't describe.
I managed to throw the breaker in my bedroom a few times before figuring out a good set up. Running two oxygen concentrators in my room is truly like blasting two heavy duty heaters 24/7. I usually keep things comfortable by opening my bedroom door to the deck but of course we want the smoke to stay outside so no open door for me! And boy, did it get sweltering in my bedroom! So mom had the great idea to bring the portable AC unit we use for our AirBnB Rental since it is officially closed for now. Aaaaand.... boom. Lost all power to my room. Ooopsie daisy! So now I have a couple of extension cords running into my bedroom to power all of these beasts and I will be waiting on pins and needles for my next utility bill! Oh well. Things could be much worse, I really can't complain.
Still just biding my time, waiting for the call to come. I've managed to partially pack the bag to take to UW and I'm at a loss for starting the packing of the large suitcase that will go to the Transplant House because it is all still stuff that I currently use day to day. I think we finally decided mom really knows me and what I will need, plus she will need something to keep her busy while I am recovering in the ICU. So she will be packing everything for the Transplant House. EEeeee.... just talking about it gives me goosebumps! I'm so close! Below I am leaving a tip that my thoughtful sister, Rochelle left up on FB for dealing with some of the smoke indoors. Give it a try if you are struggling, seems to do the trick!