Places We Have Called Home In 2019
Home Is Where We Park It: UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix
Nov 5, 2109
Temperature 85 Degrees
The UMOM Campus
Projects – What Else, Painting!
We woke up, which day I can’t remember now, either yesterday or today and Barbara said What in the world is that weird noise? Listen, it sounds like something clicking, moving, it’s just something I’ve never heard before.
Outside I went to investigate. The recycling center behind us? Nope, they were not working yet. The transfer switch? Nothing funny in that compartment. I came back in, stood in the bedroom and listened, and then began to laugh like crazy. We both had forgotten that we had put Gertrude on the roof over our bedroom. She was going through her motions looking for a signal!
I want to share the UMOM Campus with you tonight. This campus is huge, larger than TMM in Phoenix. There are facilities here in this location as well as in other areas in Phoenix. Walk with me and let me show you what is here where we are working.
This is the Camus map. Looking at it all the rigs are parked in the top left portion of the picture. There are eight FHU sites.
This is the Chapel where we gather for devotions each morning.
The front intake desk
A place of rest in the inner courtyard.
A garden in the inner courtyard.
The new basketball court.
A picnic area.
One of the playgrounds for the children here.
An inspiring sign in the lobby.
One of the day care rooms in the Center.
The children’s playground within the Center.
This is the cafeteria, meals are served here three times a day. It is also where we go for break.
This is the maintenance and wood working shop.
This is the Wishy Washy area, where I’m sitting and typing this tonight. We have free laundry.
Now for our projects. Painting office space and apartments is top of the list. Thankfully, the paint this time is top of the line and so we only have to put one coat on. It speeds things up and allows us to get more apartments painted.
This is our paint storage room. That’s Keith front and center.
Left to right, Anton, Steve, and Barbara hiding in the shadows. They were tasked with sorting through all the paint, consolidating it and labeling it.
This former office space is being refurbished and well be use in the future for Sunday School. Sandra on the roller, Denise cutting in the baseboard.
Keith doing some cutting in.
Kris wielding the brush on some trim.
Me? I got to remove all the old caulking around the one tub and then later I re-caulked it.
Now for most people this is an elevator. But for us it’s the magic portal door to a floor full of rooms to be painted!
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. Once again we’re knee deep in paint and just rolling along. At the end of December I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are going to need some R and R. Till then we’ll push on and along with the rest of the team finish what we came here to do. Now and always we continue to believe life is good and we give thanks each day to the good Lord for the days we’re given to live.
Thanks for joining us today. We’re glad to have your along and we always appreciate 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!
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Looks like you are well equipped with tools and good paint. Rest those bodies when needed, don’t wait until January. Looks like Barbara lost weight. Thanks for what y’all are doing. (That’s how they talk down here.)😊