Places We Have Called Home in 20019

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

Dec 8, 2019

Temperature 61 Degrees, Rain off and on throughout the day

Recharge Wesley

Let’s Add Another La-Z-Boy

Thanksgiving Dinner.

Christmas Cards and Gifts to Send

Not much reason to get up this morning.  It was chilly, rainy, and overall a great morning for just staying under the covers.  So stay under the covers we did.

However, there came a time when we knew we had to get up.  Breakfast was Bagels, juice and coffee.  Simple but good.

First item on my list today


was recharging Wesley our water softener.  That’s it, the blue thing peaking out from behind the slide.  It’s easy to do, drain it, add two containers of salt, then run a slow stream of water through it for 30 minutes.

Next on the list


I finished the electrical cover box and installed it against the wall.  This will give you an idea, also, of how the new recliner fits in the space where the couch once was.  There is plenty of room for it.  It’s amazing how much nicer it is to be able to swivel toward the TV in order to watch it.   It is also as comfortable as can be to sit in.  In fact, my lady gave me permission to sit in it and watch football today.  I spent the day the La-Z-Boy and then


later I moved back to my own twelve year old recliner.  It was then that I realized how bad this recliner really was which meant only one thing – time to give myself the Christmas gift of a La-Z-Boy recliner!  Now we’ll have a matching pair.  When we move to our new rig we’ll just take them with us.

Today we had our traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.  Sorry, forgot to take a picture.  We had roast turkey, stuffing, cranberries, vegetables and lots of gravy.  The table was sagging under the weight of all the good things to eat.  No need for supper later in the evening.  I’ll be full until breakfast tomorrow morning.

While I was watching football today


Barbara was busy in the back watching HallMark Movies, and  writing out Christmas cards and getting presents ready to ship.  I probably shouldn’t say this, but the bedroom TV has been working without an issue ever since I moved Gertrude to the back wall. I hope it continues this way for a few more weeks.

We finished the day with a quick team meeting.  Our work schedule has been changed this second week.  We’ll work Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday we’ll be off, and then we’ll finish the week by working Thursday and Friday.  We need to work Friday because according to sources in the know pallets of toys will be delivered on that day and will need to be sorted.  So be it.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  What kind of day was it?  Just another day to love and laugh, to enjoy our time together, and to treasure each precious moment the good Lord gave us.

Thanks 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. Some days it is nice to linger instead of hopping out of bed. That’s part of retirement. I’m glad Barbara ALLOWED you to sit on her recliner. She is a good wife, but now ‘get your own’. 😊


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