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 

Dec 7, 2019

Temperature 65 Degrees

A New Recliner

Magic Creeper

Pot Luck Barbecue 

Well, we tried to sleep in this morning.  The guys, however, in the salvage yard had other ideas.

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At 6:30 am they decided to rip into, and move and re-stack the mountain of metal immediately behind our rig.  Let me tell you it was a really loud and rude awakening to say the least!

Today was the day.  Time to get the rest of the couch out and get the area ready for the new Laz-Z- Boy recliner.

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This is what I started with.  The couch spanned the length and width of the slide where it was installed.  It also had a foot rest attached to it.

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piece by

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piece it came out until today

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the last pieces – being the seat bottom and the frame – came out.

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This left me with this mess that had to be straightened out and cleaned up.

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Originally, I was going to remove and set aside the seat belts.  That plan changed when I discovered what would be involved in removing their hold down bolts.  So, I changed directions, rolled them up, slipped a rubber band around each set and pushed them back against the wall.  Then I vacuumed the whole area.

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That left me wondering what to do with this maze of wires and the two holes in the wall.

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I solved this problem by building a small box to hide everything and prevent anyone from bumping into the electrical box on the wall.  This project, how do you say it, was another five minute job!.  By the time I found the scrape pieces of plywood, a saw to cut them to size, some glue and finishing nails – yup, a five minute job.

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Next, I stained the box to give it a little class.  Tomorrow I’ll fill the holes in the wall with some spray insulating foam and then I’ll mount the box using a couple of small L brackets.

Now, all was ready for the new recliner.

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One big truck for deliveries, one small recliner for us.

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Out of the truck.

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through the door and into Graybeard.

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In its new forever home.

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The lady of the house gives a big thumbs up to her new recliner.

I even received a new toy today.

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It’s called the Magic Creeper and it is worth its weight in gold whenever I need to get under the rig.  No more ripped pants, no more cuts from crawling on the ground.  It is absolutely fantastic.  I only wished I had had one years earlier.

The day wasn’t quite finished, not yet.

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We loaded up our jiffy cart and headed out to Steve and Jean’s

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for a pot luck barbecue.

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You bring this, we’ll bring that, someone else will add even more

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and before you knew it we had a full table, but not all of the team were present.  Those present enjoyed themselves even though we finished our barbecue in the rain.  Hey, that’s what they make patio awnings for.

That brings to an end our day on The Road of Retirement.  It began with a bang, literally.  It ended with a downpour.  But in between we had another wonderful day.  We both received some new toys for Christmas.  Yes, God is good and life is wonderful.

Thanks for hanging with us today.  We always enjoy having you along and also appreciate your comments.

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. Barbara looks quite pleased with the new chair. You really did do a good job making that box and I’m so glad you classed it up with the stain. 😊 It is obvious that you both are enjoying yourselves and that you give the glory to God for it. Happy for you and I enjoy the blog even though I fall behind sometimes.

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