Yesterday, the town of Jackson was hosting a father's day celebration with music and food trucks, so we decided to try to head over and check it out. The weather had different plans, and we barely got past the Wyoming-Idaho stateline before the Teton Pass turned into a skating rink. Hail the size of marbles was coming down on us combined with snow and lightening. We didn't make it too much further before we turned around!
We had a bit of a scare last night. Who am I kidding? My heart was nearly escaping my chest as I fought back tears seeing how Olin was not feeling too well. We checked her temperature early in the day, and it showed around 99.0- which we figured was from her teething pains. She had also had a diaper rash that we'd been keeping a close eye on, so that was a bit of a worry too. Later in the night, she was totally not acting her crawl-around-go-happy self. A bit of a worrier as is, I began scrolling through the list of possibilities in my mind. We had popped over to the market earlier and bought some antifungal cream incase the rash was in fact a yeast infection. Her temp hit 103.4, and after Collin spoke with her doctor (Thank goodness they have a late night on-call), we were advised to continue monitoring her temp over the next 24 hours and watch for signs of unusual behavior (like extreme pain). After a sleepless night, we took turns checking her temp every couple of hours and with some rest and children's Ibuprofen- she is back down around 98.0 THANK GOODNESS. Around 1:00 AM, Taco was pacing all around and Collin took him out and was surprised with explosive diahrrea. He went to sleep in the van with Taco, as I stayed inside my uncle's house with Olin to keep an eye on her. Taco poo'd on our bed in the van and on the floor (praise vinyl flooring). And also, we had a foam pad and extra sheets on the bed, so it was fixable. We are very lucky right that our fam is letting us hang out with them, putting up with the van being broken down in the driveway, and in a situation where we are close to clinics and doctors where Olin can receive care if needed. So, the carb couldn't have honestly went out at a better place or time. We have actually been pretty lucky this whole trip when it comes to timing and meeting people who know stuff about older vehicles. That all being said, we are still eager to get on the road and back into #VANLIFE routine on our search for home.
The familiar waiting game.
Obsessively checking the status of the UPS shipment, our Rochester Quadrajet carburetor will arrive in Jacksonville, Florida this Thursday "by the end of the day." Olin is able to get in some quality time visiting with cousins and it is so nice to finally get to hang with our family here. We need to find a place by August- September, including jobs and housing since the summer season out this way is fairly short. If all else fails, we can drive South for the winter, but our hearts crave a place with snow thicker than Eugene Levy's eyebrows. So- let the waiting prevail and the search will soon continue.
In the Meantime...
Collin has been able to revive some creativity and make some videos while I've been able to throw some thoughtful words into my novel. And, we have gotten several jumps in on the trampoline with the fam and even roasted some BROWNIE s'mores which I strongly encourage everyone and their mother to try.
1. Bake brownies, take out a little early so the batter is still chewy & soft.
2. Make campfire and hang out around it with fam.
3. Smear brownie on one side of Graham Cracker.
4. Build S'more as usual.
5. Have your mind blown.
Olin visiting her cousins Shane & Bode and Uncle Jake!
Dogs & Diapers