February 14, 2012 - Happy Valentine's Day

Today started out a bit rough, for a couple of reasons; first we had to get up and ready a little earlier, since Jason's first appointment was at 08:00; and, secondly, our support nurse was supposed to be at the house by 07:30 but was stuck in traffic and wouldn't make the 07:30 mark. We waited a little while, but by 07:45 we needed to be on the road or we were going to be late. As it turned out we were still a little late, but not so much that it messed things up, other than the fact that I was there, when I was supposed to be back at the house.

I wanted to be back at the house because there were people coming to the house to work on the house and work on the van we were using. I contacted the right people and was told a Marine would be coming over to help Jason, and I was going to get a ride back to the house. While I was waiting for the ride back to the house I was able to call the mechanic and told him what was going on, and he was okay with it because he too had been stuck in traffic and wasn't quite to the house yet. Then as we were coming around the corner to the house the maintenance folks called and I said we're coming down the street right now, and it all worked out. The real cool thing is that all the maintenance was done pretty quickly, and they were out of the house; and the work on the van was just a matter of flipping a switch that apparently had been bumped and now everything was working again. That's the kind of problem I like, easy to fix. It was on the kneeling mechanism of the van, that's to make it easier for Jason to get in and out. I asked the mechanic why there wasn't a manual that I could just reference next time and he said he didn't know - it was supposed to be there.

You know, it just dawned on me that I forgot to thank a section of folks out there for a nice package that came a few days ago, with a bunch of stuff from Las Positas college. There were a couple of shirts and a nice folio and some notes from some of the veterans at the school. Thank you, all for thinking of Jason with this gifts, they are appreciated.

The rest of the day was fairly laid back. Jose did make it to the house, and he stayed late to make up some of the time. I honestly believe he was caught in traffic and that he thought he was going to be at the house on time. I was now able to go take care of some of the things I wanted to get done, and Jason and Jose could just relax at the house. The really good thing also is that the doctors are beginning to draw back on some of the meds that Jason has been taking, and we're very happy about that happening.

A nice end to the day was the fact that Jeff, Jason's cousin, was able to come by and spend a few hours with us. He is actually a pilot with the Air Force and due to the current mission he is on he was able to come visit with us. We all went out to dinner, so we could just talk and not have to worry about cooking and cleaning. The only problem with that is that we all forgot that it was Valentine's Day and the restaurants were all going to be busy. After dinner Jeff had to get going and then he said he hoped he would be able to get out this way again, but he didn't know when that might happen. It was good for him and Jason to talk, because they are just about the same age and both military so they had a common base in many ways.

After all that Jason just went to bed and I came up to work on this blog. We're both kind of tired, though it has been a rewarding day. Thank you, all for all your continued prayers and support.


  1. Would have been nice if they'd told you about the switch before! Oh well...glad you got so much done today!
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  2. YAY! Good news with the med cutback.

    Always praying for you,

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends

  3. Hi Jason and George! Glad the Marines are going to take over some of the transport for Staff Sgt Ross, I am sure they so want to do more and let them. Take care guys!

    Enjoy the day!

    Katie a Marine Mom


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