Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Oct 20, 2019

Temperature 86 degrees

Second Project – Day Four, Apartment 3201

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, I’m a NOMAD Volunteer so it’s off to work I go!

This is our second week and I’m finally getting used to our new schedule.  I find myself in bed by 9 pm and up at 5 am.  We usually have time for breakfast, then it is off to devotions, and then on to our project.

We’re just about done with our Second Project and getting ready to move on to our Third Project.

The kitchen is finished


same for the living room


also the bathroom


as well as the three bedrooms.


Tomorrow we’ll go back and touch up and clean up.

In this apartment we’ve repainted all the rooms, hallways, doorways – two coats of paint all around; replaced the blinds; brought in a new bed for the one bedroom; replaced the molding around the front door; and, scrubbed the bathroom.

Barbara and Cheryl continue to work in the office.  They’ve had their hands full as well.  They have been reorganizing storage shelves; packing family assist bags; and, getting past files ready for shredding.

We have one more apartment to paint and the rumor is it is a complete mess.  Tomorrow afternoon I guess I’m going to find out.

One thing I believe we’ve both learned so far, we should not have planned back to back assignments.  Each three week project is super intense and down time is recommended before starting another.  Oh well, we could back out but we’re not going to.  We’ll tough it out to the end of December.  After that we have a month off before our fourth and final NOMAD assignment for several months.  It’s definitely worth the time and effort.

That’s where we are now on The Road of Retirement.  Tired, sore, with aches in joints we never knew existed before.  We’re also very happy and quite satisfied with our decision to become NOMADS.  Yes, there’s a lot of work involved but knowing that lives will be changed, people will be helped by what we do brings a deep sense of satisfaction and its own reward.

Thanks for checking in with us again.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  We’ll catch you tomorrow and let you know what we’re up against with our next project.

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. Good job guys! You and Barbara are contributing to someone’s happiness. That must be a beautiful sense of satisfaction. Keep up the good work. Will check in tomorrow to see the “mess”.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s