Preparing to Move
100 Days of... Oops
I had this wonderful idea of doing 100 blog posts. I did fairly well. It was hard to do daily posts, but I did it! But then, I did something very typical of me, and I misplaced my camera. Yeah, you get blurry phone pictures for this post. At the same time, other events came into play and our family has decided to sell our RV, move to Utah for a few family events, and then purchase a different RV that will better meet our needs. So much for 100 days of camping! I was going to go back and edit all of those posts, but I'll leave them up as a reminder of a good idea. And to remember how awesome Thousand Trails' promotion is this summer. Look up the hashtag #100daysofcamping on facebook and you'll find a lot of awesome pictures submitted by other TT members.
So here's our update. In the picture above (I'll share again below so you can see the whole thing), you will see the old fashioned RV similar to what some of Michael's ancestors used to travel to Utah. The painting was created for a Pioneer Day celebration at our stake center.
You may also notice that some of us are kinda, well, bald. That's because we shaved our heads.
We discovered that we had an infestation of lice. This has absolutely nothing to do with living in an RV, our hygiene routine, or anything of that nature. Lice don't care if you're rich or poor, bond or free, male or female. They just care if you have hair and a warm head. Shaving was rather melodramatic, yet it was completely effective, and with everything going in our life right now, I really didn't want to spend a lot of time, well, nit-picking. (You know where that term comes from, right?). Plus, I read this post a couple of years ago, and I somehow got it in my head that shaving was a smart solution. At least for the boys.
After spending some 15 minutes picking eggs off Peter's head, he was happy to have his head shaved and have it done with. Patrick didn't want to shave at first, but after we discussed with him the reasoning, he agreed. After watching her brothers, Helen was in tears when we told her that we didn't think having a girl shave her head was the same as a boy and that we could treat the lice with a hair straightener, a lice comb, and some chemical treatments. She was very upset. And since she did have lice after all, why not? And after Michael tried to find lice on my head and completely failed to find anything, with all due respect to my husbands other amazing skills, I lacked faith in his ability to properly pick them out. Plus, he doesn't have time. I don't have time. And I don't spend that much time in public anyway, and that's what hats are for. So with my daughter having a bald head as well a my sons, I shaved my head too.
I'm not really sorry either. I hated my hair. Well, I thought I hated my hair, I really hated the lice. But even now that I've realized the difference, it doesn't change how I feel about my head. Those pesky pests are gone now, and I'm happier with my head. Plus it's so hot right now, it feels rather nice. That, and we're about ready to move in with my in-laws for a spell, and I didn't want them to have to worry about their heads.
So yeah, there's our update. We're moving to Utah and we shaved our heads. Nothing much.