Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Dec 4, 2019

Temperature 71 Degrees

Tis The Season to Continue to Decorate UMOM

Time To Go To The Dentist

We Have A Winner in the Great Recliner Install

Time to Rise and Shine!  A much warmer morning than normal but we were warned not to get used to it.  Temperatures will be going back down soon enough.

A quick breakfast, egg and sausage on an English muffin, a glass of orange juice, a couple cups of coffee and we were ready for the day.

Like yesterday and the day before we continue to decorate the campus.  When we get done with this location we have I believe two or three more satellite facilities to do as well.  I know, I know it’s beginning to look like pictures of apartments being painted.  One Christmas tree is beginning to look like another!  Well, we have a whole lot of Christmas trees to set up and decorate as well as putting out many other decorations.


This is the Christmas decoration room.  When it was opened on Monday it was full from front to back, and all the way up to the ceiling.  Even the aisle was packed with boxes of decorations.


More boxes coming out.  Robin is leading the charge with the big FedEx box.


Barbara is encouraging Anton as he wrestles yet another tree out of the room.



This is the Christmas tree and sled outside the activity center.


More decorations inside the Activity Center.


Debbie is definitely in the holiday spirit!  Wait until she turns around and see’s all the boxes she has to unpack, and all the decorations that have to be put up in the lobby.


Debbie discovered those boxes and got right with it.  She is trying to sort out the strings of lights in just one box.


Barbara, Debbie, Carrie, and Kris working on the first lobby Christmas tree.


Kris putting the final decorations on the first tree.


Another Christmas tree in the lobby.  Following, are some more pictures of the decorations that we put up today in the lobby.




And finally for today


How many NOMADS does it take to put garland on the office railing?  I guess it takes two, Robin and Anton hard at work.

That was it for day three, Period Sixteen.  At least for us.

I had a dentist appointment at lunch time we needed to get to.  I broke a tooth and there was another in about the same shape.  Well, today I had two teeth pulled.  With no insurance the cost for today’s work was bad enough.  The estimate for the rest of the work if done here in the states would definitely break the bank.  Time for plan B.  We have a couple here who have been going for years to a dentist in Mexico just south of Yuma and they have never had any issues.  Inasmuch as we will be in Yuma next month guess where we are going?  Yup, south of the border.

We have a recliner.  Well, one on order that will be delivered on Saturday.

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This is a stock photo of it.  It is a La-Z-Boy swivel recliner.  We were able to get it for half-price with free delivery.  I think we really scored on this one.  I’ll have an actual picture of ours after it is delivered and in its new home.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  One more work day finished.  Emergency dental work completed.  A recliner picked out, on order, and a delivery date chosen.  We continue to travel along, hand in hand, singing our song.

Thanks again for coming along with us today.  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. 🎶It’s beginning to look like Christmas 🎶. Beautiful trees. You all have accomplished an amazing project. Your recliner looks very comfy. Barbara will enjoy it. 😊 Good Luck with your dental situation. I’ll be visiting my dentist tomorrow. Ugh!!!


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