Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

February 10, 2020

Temperature 64 Degrees, Wet and Windy

Preliminary Report Shows “It” Is In Good Condition

Nose Art

We are on the home stretch now, the third and last week of our NOMADS project here at New Hope UMC.  There were just a few things on the punch list today:  finish installing the door sill in the classroom, pick up the last of the piles of thorn bushes and install two LED lights in the Rummage Room.  It was an easy day and we ended up calling it a day by three o’clock in the afternoon.

Barbara says “thanks” to all who took the time to wish her a speedy recovery.  Same to those who also offered her ways to beat this nasty bug using natural, easy to find ingredients.  She is a bit better today but definitely not completely there yet.

The preliminary report on IT is good.  There are no issues with either the front suspension nor the air bag system.  The fuel filters were dumped and they were clean.  The cooling system has been flushed and refilled.  The heater and radiator hoses checked out good.  All engine belts have been replaced.  Engine oil and filter have been changed.  The air filter has been replaced.  A few small items did turn up:  a busted clamp on the muffler and front marker lights that were out.  They are still going through the leveling system and jacks.  On the way down I noticed that if I hit a bump,  sometimes the jacks down alarm would go off.  The gentleman who we bought the rig from told me that this often happened to him.  So what could it be?  Maybe a bad sensor?  Or weak return springs?  We’ll know tomorrow and we’ll have whatever it is repaired.

Time now to go back to


As to that special exhibit, remember I gave you a clue?  The clue being nose.













Our visit to Pima Air and Space Museum and the 390th Memorial Museum has now come to an end.  I could have easily spent another day, maybe two just roaming the grounds.  There is so very much to see.  Each plane with a unique story to tell.  If you’ve never been there before it is a fascinating place that deserves to be on your bucket list of places to visit.  You will never regret a minute that you spend there.

Our Monday journey down The Road of Retirement is at an end.  Time now to hunker down inasmuch as we have some nasty weather rolling in.  In all the time we’ve spent here in Arizona so far, this is really something different for us.  We’re supposed to have high winds from the Southwest, thunderstorms and driving rain.  The rain has already begun, gentle right now but sure to pick up.  The skies all around us are pitch black.  Graybeard will see us through.

Thanks again for coming along with us.  We always appreciate 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!


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