Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chalk Dust Season

Does anyone else go through this?

Approximately twice a year—as the seasons change—I find myself having a difficult time breathing.

It's not that I'm not getting enough oxygen, it just feels and smells like the air around me is full of chalk dust.

It's happening to me right now. It's as if someone grabbed two chalk board erasers and banged them together and created a cloud of chalk dust around me. That's the only way I know to describe it.This happens on and off for a few weeks, and then it's back to breathing as normal.

Apparently Winter is Closing in.


  1. I don't go through that specifically, but I am sensitive to humidity, especially indoors.

    If you're mostly experiencing this at home, it could be that your furnace/AC gets a rest for a few days as fall and spring temperatures are so wonderfully beautiful (and so wonderfully year-round in Seattle, I might add) then when it kicks on for summer/winter you get a burst of extra dust.

    No clue what would cause it in the workplace though, where ventilation equipment typically runs constantly.

  2. I get it at home, and at work. Rarely outside—though it's not unheard of.

    I think some of it stems from when I had a broken nose. My nose is almost always stuffed up to some degree, I'm so used to it, I barely notice—but I really hate it when things get Chalk-dusty.

  3. The things I learn about you from your blog. = )
    I don't get that, sorry I can't relate.