Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

February 5, 2020

Temperature 26 going up to a balmy 42 Degrees

Baby It’s Still Frigid Outside

Too Cold To Work

Yep, that was the temperature outside (on the bottom) when we awoke at 6 am.  Inside is the top temperature.  It’s hard in these conditions to get Graybeard warmed up.

We’re back to the way we lived when we were in NJ.  Before we actually got on the road.  All our cold weather clothes and jackets are back out.  Glad we kept a few.


We have the heavy curtain up in the front isolating the cockpit area.  We have one small heater sitting there.  The flames alone foster warm thoughts.  We have another small heater in the bedroom.


We have another curtain blocking the draft from the entrance door.  Even with the storm windows in the door it is hard to keep a draft out.  We also have the vents in the kitchen and bathroom blocked off.

We’re still good on propane so we’ll definitely run the furnace with abandon tonight.  This is supposed to be the last night of low twenty degree temperatures.  I sure hope so since this is not at all to my liking.

What did we do today?  Not a whole lot because of the cold.  We finished installing the new sink.  Put some locks on doors.  Cleaned the church kitchen.  Did a bit more landscaping.

Tonight being Wednesday it was once again


pot luck supper time.  The crowd is small but the conversation is always lively.


There was enough food to go around.  Baked ziti, rice and chicken, rice and ground beef, fruit salad and a few desserts.

Just a few things from around the church hall.


I found this so beautiful.


This one so true.


This one a reminder to me that despite the cold and uncomfortable situation I find myself in I am truly blessed beyond measure.  Truly, God is Good All the Time.

That’s it for our day on The Road of Retirement.  If you’ll excuse me I’m going to dive under a pile of covers and hibernate until the temperature goes back up to seventy degrees – or until I have to go to work tomorrow.  Whichever comes first.  As if I didn’t know.

Thanks for checking in with us today.  Could you perhaps at the least send some warm thoughts our way.  Catch you tomorrow.  When we thaw out.

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. The church signs are beautiful. Does the one say “powerful moments, seek God”? I can’t quite tell. Either way, your work and the signs are inspirational. I love the stained glass, too. I hope the forecast is right, and you will soon be warm!


  2. BRRRRR! I remember we had a night in Florida that got cold and the walls of the RV were cold even with the furnace running and a heater on. Hope it warms up soon for you. 38° at 9:45 PM expecting 47 tomorrow. No snow ☹


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