Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

February 4, 2020

Temperature 46 Degrees

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Making Progress, Taking On New Projects

That temperature is not a typo.  It’s down right cold in these parts.  As I type this it is around 8 pm and we are already in the 30’s.   No fun at all.  Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do but tough it out.

We are two days into Week Two.  Where do we stand?


Remember the little tractor that couldn’t that became the little tractor that could?  Once again it is the little tractor that can’t.


We’ll change it back to the little tractor that can just as soon as we install yet another new tire on the front.

In terms of our landscaping project.




Progress is our middle name.  Honestly, it absolutely amazes me how much is accomplished by a team of people every member of which has some physical issue.  We’re like the walking wounded each of us with back, or knee or sometimes both issues.  Some have even more physical problems.  Yet, no one complains, every person just pushes through it and does what needs to be done.


Once upon a time there was an active Boy Scout Troop that met at the church.  Several years ago the story goes they just up and left.  They also left all of their stuff behind.  Today we cleaned out the room where it was stored.  Some of what was left behind will be sold for scrap.  Some will be picked up the local district Boy Scout office.  The rest will go in the dumpster.  The good thing?  There were several cast iron skillets as well as dutch ovens that were left behind.  So, Barbara finally got the cast iron skillet she has been wanting for a long time.


The floor at the entrance way to the all purpose room was a bit weak.  Upon further investigation the floor underneath was found to be rotted.  Part of the team tackled the replacement of the underfloor and then new tile..  They’ll finish this project tomorrow.


I was part of the replace the vanity and sink team today.  The old sink used to just sort of hang on the wall.  People and kids were constantly leaning on it, causing it to sag and thus not drain properly.  The answer?  A vanity with a sink.  We got started late on this one today and will finish it up tomorrow.

That brings our day on The Road of Retirement to an end.  Once again the water is off.  Hoses are drained as are all the filters.  Another two days of this frigid weather and we hopefully will once again be above freezing.  Of course, according to some people in places of high authority there is no such thing as climate change.  Goes to show what they know, about climate change as well as a lot of other things.  They are clueless.  Ah well we still have each other and we still continue to enjoy our life together and we continue to travel along, hand in hand, singing our song.

Thanks for joining us again.  I hope wherever you are it is a whole lot warmer.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.  If, that is I decide to crawl out from under the covers!

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. Alot was accomplished by you all. Congratulation!! Maybe you need to come back here because our temp at the present (12:13 AM) is 48°. 😊 Glad Barbara got her cast iron skillet. What’s cooking Barbara?


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