Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Oct 23, 2019

Temperature 89 degrees

Fourth Project – Apartment 8101, Day Two

Prayers Needed Please

So the beat goes on.  Second day, same as the first.  Sort of.

Today was a rough day for both of us for reasons I can’t really go into.  Suffice to say we learned another valuable lesson today.  A lesson we both will not soon forget and one that has us questioning our continued commitment to NOMADS in the coming year.  For a fact some of the joy once associated with this project has now evaporated.

In addition my mom is definitely not doing well.  She is currently living with my sister who God bless her is doing the best she can to care for her.  To think Mom was doing so well this past summer.  Now, its so hard to believe she has gone down hill so far and so fast.

The net of it, another tough day for my sister and my mom.  A tough day in other ways for the two of us.

We made great progress in the Apartment today.  I was able to finish the front bedroom as well as the kitchen.  Others were able to repair the broken patio door, the ripped off bathroom door jam, patch numerous holes and also paint the back bedroom.  At the rate we are going we should be able to finish by  Monday or Tuesday of next week.  Pictures of the finished Apartment will be posted then.

We’ll be leaving a week from today – a day earlier than first planned.  We’re definitely going to need the extra day to decompress and lick our wounds.  Amazingly, we are both holding up far better physically then we had thought we would.  Yet, we are weary and sore in more places than we can imagine.  Not to mention the fact that we also need a mental break.

We continue to travel along, hand in hand, singing our song on The Road of Retirement.  We hope to do some sightseeing this weekend but time will tell.  The one place we want to visit is 85% outside and involves a lot, a whole lot, of walking.  Maybe.

Thanks for checking in with us.  We appreciate your company and ask this evening for your prayers – for my mom, my sister and her husband, and the two of us.  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. So sorry to hear your mother’s not doing well. Praying for her and your entire family and whatever your issues are. We all need to remember, we aren’t 20 anymore. That is a difficult realization but when it hits us on the side of our head, we must accept. Praying you make the decision that is best for you and Barbara.


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