Chaos to Calmish

Chaos to Calmish

“Shit Show” Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP8rAku6yK8

 “Take the time to waste a moment”… Wise words by the band Kings of Leon.   We hope to “waste” many many MANY moments this upcoming year.
 We were so caught up in the fun farewells and send-off parties that the departure details subtly slid down the priority list. (Despite all the early
mornings and late nights). As you can see from the pictures and video, we didn’t leave in the most composed or dignified fashion. That is just
not our style!
With time running out… I directed the troops to just “throw everything in the motorhome” with the typical we’ll just “figure it our later”, approach.
We were already running super late, it was now or never. How does it come down to minutes after three years of planning!! Frustrating! My safety
officer of a husband may have a few more gray hairs due to his concerns regarding all the weight we had added to the coach (definition of coach –
is how REAL RVers refer to their rig). Apparently, weight is a big deal. For me on the other hand, I wanted to test the true strength of the chassis!
Let’s see what she’s made of! We left the weight station at 22,380lbs. UNDER weight! It is recommended that we don’t exceed 23,000lbs. Hell to
the yeah! As the Tetris Queen of Utah, I found pleasure in developing creative ways to keep everything that I packed (except a full-size cupcake
pan that didn’t fit in the oven… who knew??).
Our feelings have run the gamut from excitement to shock and fear to sadness. I have now had a second to breathe and feel. Gratitude is what I
feel most. Brian and I are humbled by the amazing friends and support system we are surrounded by (even those who think we are c-r-a-z-y. We
especially LOVE hearing your thoughts). I want to give a shout out to some key players: Thank you to Brian’s employer, Ron Jensen, and my
former employer Jill Perelson who created an environment at which we were/are able to be successful. Thank you to Melissa Moser for the
storage space. Melanie Hess for being the technical expert behind this blog (she’s a freakin’ genius)! The muscle behind moving the heaviest of
our outdated furniture – Donald and Kelsie McNeill,Scott Moser, Patrick Hazlett. Tom Hawkins for last minute home repairs. Mike Redington, who
answered a last-minute cry for help and totally bailed us out. Natalie Manolakis for helping to lockdown the final details and creating our departure
video. Last, but definitely not least, our amazing family. We couldn’t have done this without your emotional support and your ability to entertain our
children so we could get rid of all their crap without them knowing!
Lastly, we are REALLY trying to grow the exposure of our blog. We hope to inspire and encourage others to take a chance and create the reality
that truly makes a heart sing! The happiest version of reality will be different for everybody. Please share the blog site or posts if you can. If you
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Details of our first stop in the Reno/Tahoe area coming soon!
XO
Tina
Boondocks and Bliss

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