Places We Have Called Home In 2020

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

February 14, 2020

Temperature 71 Degrees

Barbara Has Named Our New Coach

Crunch Time – Moving Out on Sunday

First Change – Exchange Couch for Recliners

I can no longer call our new LV IT, it has a name all its own.  And its name is Elvira.  Barbara’s choice this time.  I don’t know why, neither does she.  She just likes it and that’s alright with me.

Its definitely crunch time.  We were supposed to be on the road today.  However,


we’re still picking up, packing and


moving all our stuff from Graybeard to Elvira.  

All the outside lockers are empty.  The bedroom is 90% done.  The kitchen is 90% done.  It’s down now to all kinds of odds and ends.  Trust me we have a lot of odds and ends.  Unfortunately, to make matters worse neither of us is still feeling completely up to stuff.  Barbara is much worse than me.  She just can’t seem to shake whatever it is that has hold of her.

We made the first change in Elvira today.


Our recliners have been moved over and put in the place where the couch originally was.  It is a bit tight but we believe we can make it work.  Ideally, one would be best.  But whose recliner is going to go?  Ah, now you see our predicament.


The couch from Elvira is now in Graybeard.  This was probably the most difficult thing we did today.  It’s amazing how heavy that couch is as well as the base units of our recliners.  But with a whole lot of pushing,shoving and dragging the swap was made.  We both sure don’t want to do that again.


Meet Pat.  Not a really good picture of him.  Suffice to say bad picture or not he was a real whiz when it came to setting up our satellite system in Elvira.   As luck would have it the antenna we have on the roof will work with our system.  Seems you need an antenna produced in 2013 or later.  Ours was produced in August of 2013.


Putting the finishing touches on the front system.  As in the past we have both Wallys working.  We have OTA if we want.  We have a DVD player.  We can record shows for later.  We have surround sound as well.  Just like it was in Graybeard.


The back TV is also working and has a good picture.  One more item to cross off the list of  things to be done.

One more day, a precious 24 hours to get it all wrapped up.  In addition we have to get Graybeard ready to make the trip to its new home in Ohio.  We’ll get it done.  Then you can bet your bottom dollar the first week back in Yuma we’re just going to crash.

So that is what has been happening on The Road of Retirement.  We’re struggling a bit right now but this too shall pass.  It always does.  It time I’m sure we’ll look back and laugh about this whole experience.  But not now.  Time to get some shut eye.  Tomorrow is going to be a really busy day.

Thanks for coming along with us on this odd ball journey.  We appreciate your company, your concern and your comments.  Stay tuned much more to come.

These are the voyages of  Elvira 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. Moving from one unit to another is work and the fact the you both aren’t feeling 100% only makes it worse. Barbara, were you thinking of the Oak Ridge Boys song Elvira. “Giddy up oom poppa omm poppa mow mow. Heigh- ho silver, away” 😊 Now if the spell check doesn’t change it, it will make sense. Anyway, ENJOY and I hope you both feel better soon so you can sit back and relax.


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