Official time out: 7:30am PST, only 30 minutes later than planned. Good thing we woke up two hours early. About a 13-hour drive.
It almost fit. We're leaving (besides what's already in storage) four small boxes and two folding tables. If we weren't taking an extra bass guitar and a microwave for friends we're staying with in Phoenix, it would have fit. If I had it to do over again, I'd do it over again. Friends mean more than stuff.
The two bits that hurt are leaving my early 70s Ludwig snare drum, and all the DVDs. I'll survive until December, when they'll fit.
Amazing thing is, we called it, spot on. If we hadn't chosen to deliver some stuff for beloved friends, we would have exactly perfectly fit everything we wanted to bring along into the van.
For totally winging it, not even having a dry run to pack, stuffing it all in for the first time on the morning we leave our old life for the new, well, it's simply amazing.
Nomads wing it. That's us; winged nomads.