Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   Tucson Metropolitan Ministries Family Services

Oct 17, 2019

Temperature 92 degrees

Second Project – Day Three, Apartment 3201

Team Night Out

Devotions today, our turn.  Barbara was great.  She picked a very meaningful passage for both of us, Jeremiah 29:11.  Her comments regarding the passage were spot on.  I’m so proud of her.

Well, the white water, otherwise known as white paint, is going on room after room.  Two coats is a definite.  It will be really nice when done.  This is my room that I’m working on.  I’ve got all the cutting in done.


Today I started putting the first coat on the ceiling, walls, closet, and doors.



The kitchen has the first coat on.


The living room received the first coat on the walls and the second coat on the ceiling.


We’re getting there.  No idea when we will be done.  They want us to paint one more apartment after this but given the slow going due to the inferior paint we’re using it will probably not happen.  But you know the old saying never say never.

One thing I do know, we’re both glad its Thursday.  Tomorrow the team is leaving at 7 am for some sightseeing.  We begged off.  We need a morning to sleep in.  We’ll probably go out later in the day but  we’ll leave at a more realistic time.

Oh, we found out today that I am in no way the oldest NOMAD.  The oldest member just retired this year after many, many years of service.  He is 93 years young!

Work done for the day and the week we decided to go out as a team for supper.  The choice for the night was


Do you think maybe Barbara is having a hard time deciding


what to pick from the overhead menu.


Me?  Easy.  Ribs, Wilbur Beans, and Mac & Cheese with Jalapeno Peppers.  Barbara finally decided on a pulled pork sandwich.  Yup, we both qualified again for the clean plate club

Here’s our entire team just before the food was served.  Top left, red shirt – Scott.  Across the table from him, Ken our team leader and next to him his wife and our other team leader, Hedi.  The guy with the sun glasses on his head is Carl and next to him his wife Cheryl.  Across the table next to Barbara is Teresa, Scott’s wife.  Of course we all know Barbara.


It’s been a great week and tonight was a great night.  We have a fantastic team.

That was our day and our first week with the NOMADS on The Road of Retirement.  We are confident after this first week that we made the right decision to join this organization.  Time now to get some sleep.

Thanks again for joining us today.  We always enjoy your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before

See you on down the road!



  1. That first coat of paint does look very thin, definitely needs a 2nd coat. A good BBQ is a love of ours also. YUM! Enjoy your new friends and bless you all for what you are doing.


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