Background: Since the corona virus dwindled and then returned, our regular minyan davens in a yard nearby. I put on my tallis and tefilin at home and walk to the yard, daven then return home and take off my tallis and tefilin. I do not take my tallis bag with me as the yard is very dusty and with few surfaces to put it down.
Question: On Rosh Chodesh, I did the same thing as above but when it came time to remove my tefilin before musaf, I had a dilemma. I didn't want to put the tefilin down on a dusty/dirty stone wall (risk scratching the tefillin as well) so either
- I could leave the tefilin on and say musaf
- I could leave early and take off my tefilin at home and then daven mussaf but I'd be missing a few kaddishes, kedushah and mussaf bitzibur. Finding another minayan afterwards wasn't a feasible option due to needing to get the kids to school etc.
Which is preferable to do? Or is there another option that is better?