AHHHH My Head Hurts! Kept waking up with a sinus headache. Weather changes and melting snow I assume. I am doing all the sinus fixing things today.
Gross (public service announcement)
For the last few months we’ve noticed a ridiculous increase in dust in our home. But then I noticed it wasn’t really dust. It was a fine white film settling in areas. Not all areas. So I spent time not cleaning it and trying to figure it out. I realized it was thickest near the floor. Then I noticed it was thickest at the bottom of the louvre doors to where the furnace lives and in the lines leading from the vents to the furnaces. My husband checked the furnace filter and it was definitely covered even though it had been changed weeks earlier. Then I had an epiphany. Heavily mineraled & chemicaled water + humidifiers! Our water here is super filled with minerals and leaves residue everywhere that water lives. So I got one of the PUR water filters that fit on the sink, bleached and rinsed my humidifiers and switched. I think that was the answer but something unexpected has happened.
My humidifiers are always gross. They get constant algae and slime. Pink slime to be exact. I spend a lot of time trying to keep them clean. Well, I DID spend a lot of time, it’s gone. It has not reoccurred since we switched to using the filtered water. And the water in the humidifiers somehow looks cleaner?? This is the reason we stopped drinking Toledo water many years ago and switched to bottled water (big five gallon refillable bottles). So if you are prone to pink slime you might want to consider a PUR.
Vaccine for Covid-19
I really want the vaccine but am not eligible yet under Ohios guidelines. Sometimes on the news I hear stories about how we are pushing to get groups vaccinated. Sometimes the talk is about groups that are also not eligible but they are having special clinics set up for them and I find myself feeling a little selfish and mean. Why not me???? Then I remember how freaking lucky I am. I am in a position that allows me to avoid people and be safe. Not everyone is so lucky. Honestly I mostly just want the vaccine so I can meet a friend for dinner. Come on! How selfish am I ? I 💯 appreciate my circumstances.