TOUR AMERICA, 2019: PHOENIX, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Dec 18, 2019

Temperature 63 Degrees

Target Came and Painted – Painted Like A Bunch of Pro Painters

Target Came and Took Over the Toy Room – It Is Better Organized Than Ever

When is the best time to take in your patio awning?  The answer is:  when you first think about it.  Was this ever so true last night.  Just before supper something told me to take it in and leave it in until we leave.  I am ever so glad I did.  Last night about 4 am in the morning the winds picked up with such force.  We rocked and rolled.  The slide topper on the bedroom slide above our heads slapped like crazy.  The roof vent covers danced like impatient reindeer on the roof.  But at least I didn’t have to rush outside and bring in the patio awning – if it ever would have survived the onslaught.   Dodged a bullet.

This morning breakfast with as real winner.  Barbara made me a heaping plate of cheese potatoes and a side of bacon.  I added a glass of orange juice and a couple cups of coffee and oh was I full when I finished.

Time to go.  Devotions in the chapel and then we had to get ready for our target painters.

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We brought over all that we believed we were going to need.  We had paint brushes, rollers, ladders, stir sticks, drop clothes, buckets of paint and all of our team that was still standing.

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We pushed tables back out of the way and laid the drop clothes.  We stirred the paint and prepared to fill trays and buckets.  Then we waited.

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Slowly they began to file in, by twos and threes, and all with smiles spread across their faces.

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Their smiles were contagious.

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They came prepared and eager to paint.

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They brought their own supplies.

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The gentleman were right behind.

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  Have you ever seen such a beautiful smile as this?  Their smiles, their enthusiasm, their we can do this attitude was so refreshing and contagious.

IMG_1776 We filled their paint trays, gave them brushes, paint trays and rollers and turned them loose.  Take a look . . .

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This young lady was everywhere.  She came to paint and proved it.  She moved from wall to wall never stopping for even a minute.

Two hours later they were done.  How did they do?  You would have thought that they did this for a living.

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The serving line wall before.

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The serving line wall after.

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The beverage line wall before.

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The beverage line wall after.

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The brick wall all finished and looking the best it ever has.

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The office wall and the back wall.  In a phrase they knocked it out of the park!

But they weren’t finished yet.

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A group of them moved into the toy room and began to sort and organize.  Barbara stated that the toy room is the best it has ever looked.

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I’ll remember a lot about their volunteering today.  The great job they did painting and in organizing the toy room.  One thing I will never forget, though, is the beautiful smiles always spread across their faces.  Wherever they went they lit up the room that they were in.

Thank you Target Volunteers for your contagious smiles, your enthusiasm and the great work you did today.  You have reminded all of us that the heart of the season is all about giving.  Give of yourself you did with willing hands and hearts of love.

Week Three, Day Three is in the books.  What an awesome day it was.  We’re so glad that we were a part of this fantastic day.

Our day on The Road of Retirement is coming to a close.  Oh my what a day it has been.  We will cherish the memories of this day forever, and ever.  Thank you Lord for letting us be a part of such a beautiful day.

We hope you enjoyed your day with us today.  We hope those Target smiles lifted you as they did us.  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!

 

One thought on “TOUR AMERICA, 2019: PHOENIX, ARIZONA – THE GRAND CANYON STATE

  1. I read this through tear filled eyes. There are so many great young people out there and they need to be recognized and praised. Loved this blog the most. Thanks for starting my day off with a bang.

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