Jason and I went down to the housing office and he signed all the necessary documents to allow him to move in to the new property. I apologize, but I did not ask him about publishing his address on the blog, so you'll all have to wait for at least another day, before I provide it - assuming that Jason will agree to have it out there. The house began the day completely empty, and now it has a full set of furniture through out. The only thing that is missing is his bed, and that is supposed to come tomorrow just a short while before he moves in. The folks who did the furniture did a great job of making the place look like a model home, and Jason was impressed.
The day started out with me going over to see Jason, and then there was a visit from a Major General and a Sergeant Major, both responsible for the Wounded Warrior Battalion that Jason is now a part of. The great part of this is that both of these gentlemen came to Bethesda while we were there, and stopped in to see Jason a couple of times. When they walked in to the room this morning the first thing the Sergeant Major said was, "Hey, you look familiar." I said that we had met at Bethesda and then it all clicked. It was a great visit, and we got another photo, and then I had to take off.
Jason was going to be heading off to OT with Lynn, and I was heading over to his new house to allow the furniture to be put in. The furniture was all donated via this group, and is some really good stuff (I'll get the name for tomorrow's post). The challenge was that I was originally told that they were arriving at about 09:00 then at 09:30; then at 10:30 and finally at 11:30. With the last one being correct. In the mean time I was driving back and forth between the hospital and the house, and receiving several phone calls. There was also another group, Gold Star Moms, who donated a house full of food, including a stocking of the refrigerator and some of the paper supplies - including diapers and pull-ups. The food was brought in at about the same time as the furniture, and they managed to stay out of each others way. Again, Jason was totally impressed with everything that is being done for him.
Jason was able to meet a couple of his neighbors and that was good. It seems like a very nice neighborhood. The house itself is only a few years old, and there are plenty of things for the family to do, all close by. I think Jason would have liked to stay longer but needed to get back to his bed, and get out of the chair. One of the pieces of furniture is a recliner, that I'm pretty sure Jason will be able to use. I'll work with him tomorrow on transfers to and from, just to see how it works. Tomorrow is a check out procedure that Jason and I will have to go through, at the hospital. Once that is done, then he will be discharged and no longer living in a hospital. I'll probably have to cook our first meal tomorrow night... I'm excited about this... to say the least.
Thank you, all for all your continued prayers and support.