Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Home Is Where We Park It:   NOMADS Project, New Hope United Methodist Church

January 29, 2020

Temperature 61 Degrees

Correct Me If I’m Wrong, But I Am In Arizona, Right?

A Solution of Sorts to our Electrical Problem

Making Progress

Potluck Supper

Unless I’m mistaken I believe I am in Arizona.  Moreover I believe Arizona is in the Southwest part of the country.  Furthermore, this is supposed to be a winter haven for those seeking escape from colder Northern climates.  Given all that, then why in the world when I woke this morning was the temperature at 37 degrees!  This is getting ridiculous.

We have a solution to our electrical problems.  The solution is to reduce the size of the team and thus the number of rigs needing power.  There are in essence two parts to where we park.  Let’s call them A and B.  A which is outside the fence can accommodate two rigs at 30 amps.  B can accommodate 2 rigs at 50 amps.  This place was never wired for 7 rigs all drawing 50 amps.  With me so far?  Two rigs have left so far.  One from A and one from B.  We volunteered to move from B to A.  Then one more team member volunteered to leave B this Friday.  So now we have two rigs in A and we’ll be left with two rigs in B.  A temporary solution until a complete rewire can be done.

Moving on.


Remember the little tractor that couldn’t?  It is now the little tractor that can.  We put a new tire on it, replaced the bad battery, and then installed new mower blades.  We now have a real work horse.


Rob also went out and purchased a proper brush wacker for the team to use.

In terms of our landscape project.


tree pruning continues.


So does brush pickup.


This is the challenge before all of us, the thorns.   They are on all the trees we are pruning.  You learn very quickly not to grab hold of a branch without first looking for where they are.  Believe me they can do some major damage to your hand, arm, leg whatever part of you comes in contact with them.

Come evening we were invited by the Church’s Pastor



to a hymn sing and


and pot luck supper at the church.


Our team to the left and church members to the right.


The church’s pastor and his wife enjoying the supper.

Our day on The Road of Retirement is at an end.  We are now resettled outside the fence and the heater is on.  The temperature is once again dropping rather quickly.  We have already put extra blankets on the bed.  We have our warm PJ’s on and all is well with the world.  It will warm up, I hope and rather quickly.  Yet, what goes up I have found also goes down rather quickly in these parts.  Still, we both agree we would have no problem someday calling this part of the country our permanent home. Not, however, for a rather long time.

Thanks for joining us today.  We always enjoy having you travel with us.  We also like hearing from you – your comments, questions and suggestions.  Till 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. Glad you now have heat and good equipment to proceed with your jobs. Those thorns look like they could do major harm. OUCH!!! Be careful.


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