As you now know, Scott and I are living in Oklahoma. He was able to transfer with his job so he lost no vacation or sick time and his pay stayed pretty much the same even though he received a small bit of a pay raise (Texas doesn’t have income tax where Oklahoma does – blah). I am not taking on a park hosting position for a while so we can focus on getting situated and working on the RV. One thing for sure, the website and videos will be reworked and rethought. We are finding our way around to what we want more for us and you all.
One of the things we are trying to think about is how we want the website to help us achieve our goals of helping benefit you while still telling about our adventures. This means we have to figure out how we are benefiting you as a viewer, guest, friend. Needless to say, we are at a bit of a crossroads. We aren’t sure what we are doing is providing anything for you except keeping everyone updated. It has taken us a while to admit this, but there it is.
This is an ugly realization for us and it was difficult to admit. Who wants to do something that is not useful? That is why we are taking a bit of a break. Our life just exploded over the past month and we came face to face with some major issues: debt, death, disappointment, and so much more. We both decided what we were doing was not working and life felt out of control. This was not a bad thing because we can see the good coming out of it all. That is why we aren’t giving up the website or videos. Just re-evaluating everything to figure out what we want to do and see if we want to pull you all along through the mess.
This next three to six weeks will be the time we make some major decisions. At the moment we are staying with family, not in the Beast because there are no hookups and this is Oklahoma. Oklahoma is pretty unforgiving in August concerning heat and no air conditioning. This, however, is very temporary because the plan is to move out of the Beast completely for about six months while we strip her completely down and fix her up; this is the outside, inside and engine. We will be staying in Scott’s brother’s fifth wheel during that time, but they are in the process of buying a house so it is all in a state of chaos at the moment. But isn’t that the way with chaos, it is temporary.
So, we wait. While we wait, we focus on the things we can work on now. For Scott, it is getting adjusted to the new job while I take the time to work on the website and video channel.