Places We Have Called Home In 2019

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

Dec 9, 2019

Temperature 65 Degrees

All Present and Accounted For

Picked Clean

Week Two, Day One, Something Old, Something New, Something Still Going On

That’s right, today is Monday.  Yikes, that means rise and shine because its time to go to work again.  That doesn’t mean we have to go with a great deal of enthusiasm.  In fact, team meeting this morning it was obvious that though we all had a great weekend, we all were dragging.  But come what may, we’ll get it done.

The gang is now all here.


Bob and Leone finally made it here from CA last night.  They had been waiting for warranty work on their trailer.  Bob stated the problem was with the self-leveling jacks.  They would drop to road level whenever they felt like it, whether you were stationary or moving.  Not good for sure, especially if you were moving.  They were fixed three times before they finally were really fixed.

It was, we knew, sure to happen.


One of two Christmas trees in the courtyard that we had previously decorated.  Today, it was just about picked clean.  The other one hasn’t fared much better.

So, week two and we had a mixture of old and new projects.


We’re still pulling staples from documents.  Barbara, Debbie and Jean at the table.

Here’s a new one.


The refreshment counter in the dining room needed to be removed.  Robin sizing up the project.


If I remove a few screws here and


and Anton removes a few more from that side


and that’s that.  Of course, it was a bit more involved than that but you get the idea.


One unit getting the heave, ho.  Robin, Bob, Keith and Anton doing the heavy lifting.


Out the door it goes.  Robin leading, Anton following.


Carrie sweeping up left over nails and screws.


Then taking out the odds and ends that needed the heave.


Bob preparing to spackle the left over holes in the wall.

Here’s an old and continuing project.


The toy room.  Much more came in over the weekend and needed to be sorted.


Carrie, Jean, Leone, and Debbie – where in the world do we start!


Barbara – now where shall I put this?


Really Leone it isn’t that bad!  Not sure why the face but one can only wonder.


Along with toys there are still more clothes.  Sandy, Kris, and Carrie in the background sorting through what came in over the weekend.

Another new project.


All of the stuff in this corner needed to be moved to the back lot dumpster.  Many hands made light work and within an hour we were done.

One more new project which was started today.  This one will take a week or more to finish.


All of this lumber needed to be taken up to the third floor.


Into this room where it will be transformed into shelves along the two walls.


Only one way to get it there.  Anton showing the approved method which was over the shoulder, to the elevator, and up and away.

End of Day One.  We managed to get quite a bit done.  Oh, our schedule changed again.  We are now working a regular week, Monday through Thursday.  The pallets of toys will not be here until late Friday night, early Saturday morning.  Guess what we get to do first thing Monday morning?  If you said sort toys you get the grand prize.

That was our Monday on The Road of Retirement.  Let me tell you it was an exhausting day.  I’m not used to moving lumber like I did today.  If I made one trip, I must have made what seemed like a million.  Then again, a lot of us did.  I’m sure we’ll all sleep good tonight.  On the home front, we ordered the second La-Z-Boy recliner.  It will be delivered the end of the week, on Saturday.  Oh happy, happy, joy, joy!

Thanks again for joining us on our journey.  We always appreciate traveling with you and reading 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!






  1. Oh happy, happy, joy, joy! It is a disappointment that the trees are being stripped of the ornaments. I just wished kids would respect other people’s property, but that must come from home. Looks like there are mucho toys and more to come. That’s great! Will you get to see the children when they get these toys? That would be a special time. Thanks for sharing.


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