Iwo Gima

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Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

Crazy day today - It was supposed to be an easy day that had been coordinated with the Marines, but for what ever reason, the ball was dropped. Today I had a couple of errands to take care of, as well as my own medical appointment, over at the VA. Because of this I made sure that Jason had contacted the Marines to let them know they were going to be needed to transport him to his appointment, and to make sure they had the times for all his activities. I told Jason that because of the way his appointments were set, and my appointment was set I should be able to come pick him up when he was all done and bring him back to the house.  Well, I got out at a reasonable time and took the girls to their respective day cares (I will be so glad on Monday because they start to go to the same day care then), and then I had time to take care of a couple of errands I needed to get done. As far as I was aware, everything was running smoothly and I even had a great appointment with my new doctor at the VA. Once my appointment was done I hurried back down to the van and immediately called Jason to let him know I would be able to get over to his location (he was at OT) in about 15 to 20 minutes. I drove over and I made it to OT, and then Jason let me know what happened. He not only missed his first appointment, but he also missed the Day Care Orientation. The driver was not able to get over to Jason's place until almost 12:30, and that still made him late for his 13:00 (1pm) appointment with OT. I asked what happened and he really wasn't able to explain it, other than to say they were significantly late, even after he made multiple contacts to them, to be sure he was at his appointments.

As it turned out, Bridgette was able to make the Day Care Orientation, so the girls places were not lost. There is still some paper work that Jason has to turn in to complete everything, but if Bridgette had not been able to be there I'm afraid the girls would be pushed back to square 1, and that would not have been a good thing. A couple of the other Marines have already spoken with Jason and said they would be looking into what happened, and apologized. There are going to be times where Jason is going to need to depend on the Marines to get him to, and from, his appointments, and this was not a good showing of their abilities.

Otherwise today was a good day. My visit with the doctor was good and he said I was in pretty good health, though he does want me to get more exercise in. I explained that I was hoping to get more bike riding in and he was happy to hear that. My cholesterol is in good shape; my blood pressure and pulse are all doing well, and my weight is getting better. Overall, I'm pleased with how things are going. Now to move forward and continue to work with Jason and get him better.

Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers - I think its working....

2 comments:

  1. Mistakes happen, just as long as Jason's boss knows that he was late because of the Marine's dropping the ball. Seems as if they have been doing that lately, especially at Camp Lejune in N.C.!! Glad to hear it all worked out with the kids and their Day Care and that your health is good. Keep your chins up and your spirits open and let nothing but goodness come your way.

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    Karen & Rob
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  2. Praying right now!
    1 Peter 1:18-19, 20 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (21) Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
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