TOUR AMERICA, 2019: PHOENIX, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:   UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix 

Nov 19, 2109

Temperature 79 Degrees

Multi Projects Racing to Finish Before The Rain

What’s this?  A cloudy sky?  Actually, completely overcast with ugly black clouds rolling overhead.  I never thought I would see a sky in Arizona like this.  The weather report is for rain, thunder, and lightening.

Breakfast first.  Chocolate chip pancakes, fried spam, a glass of juice and a couple of cups of coffee. Yummy and tummy filling.  But no time to linger it’s time for morning devotions and then we have several projects to finish.

We’re going to divide and conquer today.  The Ramada’s needed to be caulked and painted.  Crew number one was assigned to that job.

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So that’s a caulking gun!

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Ladies front and center.

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Denise always has a smile.

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Jean decided to sit down on the job.  That’s Keith around the corner on the roller.

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They managed to finish the inside and outside of one before the heavens opened up.

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The Second Project on the list was painting the paint room floor.  First step was to clear everything off the floor.  Tim and yours truly were assigned to this.  Steve gave us a hand taking things out before he moved on to his own project.

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Then we scraped, vacuumed and mopped the floor to get it as clean as we could.  We got one coat of paint on it today, a second coat tomorrow.  I’ll have a picture then.

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The third project was assembling new picnic tables.  Steve spearheaded this project.

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They were just getting into the swing of things went the heavens opened up and put an end to their work for today.

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Yes, it rained today.  Really rained.  I was beginning to wonder if it ever did rain in Arizona!  It’s still raining as I type this tonight.  The temperature is also dropping just as fast as the rain is coming down.  We’ll be in the 40’s tonight and probably for the foreseeable future at night.

Another day on The Road of Retirement has come to a close.  A different type of day for sure with rain and wind, thunder and lightening.  We’ll just take it as it comes and make the most of it.  Hey, it could be a lot worse – it could have been snow and freezing temperatures!

Thanks for tagging along with us.  We always enjoy your company and your comments.  Catch you again 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2019: PHOENIX, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. I love the color of the ramada. It definitely looks like it belongs in the southwest. You’re right, you could be here in the 20s at night, but it has been in the low 50s during the past few days. Feels wonderful. Fresh and clear. Good Night and enjoy the rain.

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