Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Dec 17, 2019

Temperature 53 Degrees

Tough Times for the Team

Week Three, Day Two, Last Major Project, Dining Room

Take me back to Florida, back to where the temperatures are more to my liking.  OK, we’re here by choice.  But now that we know what the winters are like in this part of the country our choice is to go back home next winter.   That we will.

Prayers are needed, please, for our team.  Its tough times for many.  Robin and Carrie had to leave today.  They received word last night that their niece lost her only child in a tragic ATV accident.

Our team leaders are out of action due to sickness.  Steve has flue like symptoms and has a lot of pain in his back and feet.  Jean, his other half has bronchitis.  In addition she had a minor out patient surgical procedure on her neck two weeks ago and it refuses to heal.

Kieth is also sick with flu like symptoms.  He will probably be out of action for the rest of the week.

Yes, tough times for many.  The rest of us are soldiering on to the best of our ability.  Yet, we’re all tired and dragging.

Onward we go.  One last push, one last major project.


The dining room needs to be repainted.


First, though, the walls need to be cleaned.  Kris is right on it.


Mark is hard at work on another wall.



A picture to prove that I am more than the team photographer.


Debbie, sponge and bucket heading toward a wall that needs washing.


Say Hi to Bob, he ran his own construction company for over 20 years.  So guess who gets to do all the spackle jobs?


Hi Leone!  She is making up another bucket of wash mix.

OK, the walls are washed and ready to be painted.  Tomorrow?  Tomorrow we have thirty volunteers from Target coming to paint the walls.  Yes, thirty.! We don’t know what to expect.  But thirty people where only maybe four or five are needed scares all of us.  We’ve been told it is our job to supervise them.  Yeah.  I’ll let you know tomorrow night how we fared.

That ends our day on The Road of Retirement.  Time again for warm PJ’s and some slippers on my chilly toes.  We have the electric heater on and as of now are as warm as two bugs in a rug. Yup, no matter the temperature we continue to travel along, hand in hand, singing our song.

Thanks for coming along with us again.  We always enjoy 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. I’m way behind in reading the blog, but I hope you all start feeling better. I feel so sorry for the couple that lost a child and prayers for Robin and Carrie. Keep moving forward.


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