Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Nov 30, 2109

Temperature 59 Degrees

They Sure Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

Knowing that there was nothing on the agenda for today we didn’t rush to get up.  Besides, the temperature was at 39 degrees so who in their right mind would want to get out of a nice warm bed?  When we did it was Bagels for breakfast from Einstein Bagels.  We’re so glad we find them here in Phoenix.


Breakfast over we looked out the window and saw all of Steve and Jean’s living room furniture outside in the parking lot.  What in the world?  Time to walk over and find out what was going on.


Unfortunately, this is what was going on.  Though their 5th wheel is only 4 years old the living room/kitchen floor rotted out.  According to Steve the floor felt spongy from about the second year that they owned it.  The long and short of it is, apparently water has been getting in through a gap in the trim around the entrance door and pooling in this area.  Finally, the floor gave out.


Anton and Tim came to the rescue.  Tim, in particular has a lot of construction experience.  Once the rotted piece of flooring was completely removed Tim began to make plans on how to replace the section removed.


Tim decided to lay three 2 by 4 stringers down and then fasten a new plywood sub-floor to that.  I never did get back to see how it turned out but knowing Tim I’m sure they were successful.

Once again I came back to Graybeard and offered up a silent word of thanks for the quality and workmanship of our rig.  Yes, it is old and dated but is also solid and dependable.  You can’t ask for more than that.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  The cooler weather has certainty arrived.  It is 7 pm and again it is already down to 49 degrees.  Time to turn the electric heater on and change in to my nice warm PJ’s.  Perhaps I’ll even have a nice hot cup of tea.  Of course, a small bowl of rice pudding would go great with that tea.  That’s it from the chilly burbs of Phoenix.

Thanks for checking in with us again.  We always appreciate 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. Eek … how do campers handle the cold? Are you guys usually able to ward off the low temps pretty easily or do you have heat in the camper? I know most have pretty good AC but I’ve never heard about needing heat!


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