Places We Have Called Home In 2020

Oct 25, 2020

Temperature 87 Degrees, Humidity 56%

Morning Worship

When Things Go Wrong

Good Morning World!  What a beautiful day we awoke to.


Beautiful blue skies and wonderful white clouds.  It had all the makings of another great day.  It doesn’t take a lot to get used to days like this.


Our Sunday began as it does every Sunday morning, with worship at our home church in Colts Neck, New Jersey.


The Celebration Ringers, just one of several bell choirs at the church, provided us with special music.


Pastor Scott presented the morning message.  The theme of his message was:  Now is the time to press forward.

He emphasized that now is not the time to lament the past, or to try to recreate it; but, now is the time to press forward and find new ways to present the love of Christ to a world that so desperately needs it.  He emphasized that we must stay positive, stay focused on the future, we must press forward with hope.

It was a great message to begin the week with.

After church it was time to do some simpe chores.  I’ve set a goal for myself to tackle at least one or two chores per day.  That is until I run out of things to do.  At that time I’ll probably get creative!



First item on my list was changing our external water filter.  Easy enough and within ten minutes it was done.


Next item on the list was to get the OTA antenna to work.  It was stuck – thankfully – in the stowed position.  I wanted to be able to raise and lower it and then use it to bring in local channels.

First, up on the roof to lubricate it so I could raise and lower it.  That took all of ten minutes and now it goes up and down.

From here on it all went downhill real fast.  I first tired to get it set up to receive local channels on the front TV.  I remembered – or so I thought – the necessary steps but nothing worked.  OK, I figured before I messed things up I would setp back and think about this abit.

OK, time to try again.  I started pushing several buttons and all of a sudden I heard from the bedroom what did you do I lost all channels on the back tv.  I figured no problem I’ll just reset everything back to what it was.

Well, when things go wrong, they really go wrong when I’m involved.  I reset everythig back to what it was but absolutely no picture on the back TV.  I checked connections, I went back over what I had done, I reset the Walley for the back TV, I tried to reset the back TV.  I worked at this for it must have been a good two hours. Over and over I kept getting the same message which was no connection. I even told that nasty back TV I was going to hold my breath until it started working the way I wanted it to.  Like it really cared.

Finally, totally out of options and just fed up I walked to the AV cabinet and turned the Wally for the back TV off.  Then with a smirk on my face I walked to the bedroom and turned the TV on – not really expecting a thing.  But I figured I had nothing to lose.

It worked!  I don’t know what I did and I don’t really care at this point in time.  All I know is that the back TV is once again working like it should.  Go figure.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  A bit frustating for a time but all is well that ends well.  Another day in our extended stay is in the books.  Yup, I’m already counting down until we’re on the road again!

Thanks for checking in with us from time to time.  We always appreciate your company as well as your comments and suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, enjoy the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her 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. My uncle used to say to do one chore a day, and you would never get behind. Glad you got the tv’s back! Glad you pressed forward! The weather there looks so nice. Enjoy it, and stay safe!


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