Dear Family and Friends:
This is not a complete post but rather a health concern. Shortly after arrival, I developed itchy welts. They were especially bad in the morning so I first eliminated spiders and bedbugs. I cleaned as only I know how, lots of bleach, cleaning soap, and multiple times. Things have only gotten worse. I have been to the on-campus doctor 3 times, am taking anti-allergy meds, all to no avail. I keep my apartment windows shut all the time because of the wind and dust.
I have since discovered that others have had trouble in this apartment too, with different consequences, but their complaints about the situation have gone unheeded. Later today I will have more lab tests and none too soon, it seems. I awoke this morning at 3:30 in such discomfort I got up thinking, "What if it's laundry soap or new softener?" I have used Persil and this softener before but...well, who knows? And that's a serious question. If anyone has an idea, I'd love to hear it. In addition to the discomfort, I see my eyes swelling shut this morning, a sure sign that whatever it is, is not going away on it's own.
I have just completed the newest post on teaching, Part VI, below.
Hugs to all!