Today started out a bit rough, but ended nice. Jason hasn't been feeling particularly comfortable in his chair, and has been dealing with different periods of pain, associated with the HO, over the past several days (couple of weeks?). Today, with Linda being home we were hoping that he would be up for maybe going out to breakfast, since we haven't done that in several months. Well, he said he would rather just have a bowl of cereal and stay in bed, and not move around too much. I understand about how he is feeling, as I have been watching him over these past several days, and I really wasn't surprised at what he said. I got the stuff together for breakfast and then Linda actually stayed in his room, while the enjoyed breakfast. It was still early in the morning so I decided to take advantage of the fact that Linda was here with him, and I went for a short (12mile) bike ride. When I got back and cleaned up Linda and I decided that we could run a couple of errands, as long as we weren't gone too lone. I don't mind leaving Jason alone, as long as he has had his meds, and he can get to them should he need to. While we were out we got a call from Tom Lightner and they were able to get a patio set and barbeque grill to us. It was great because that means we were going to be able to grill some food for dinner, and Jason and I have been talking about how we would really enjoy that.
We got back to the house and found out the girls were going to be getting back to the house sometime this afternoon, and that just made the day that much better. By the time Tom and Fred arrived it was getting to be about mid afternoon. I helped them unload the patio furniture and grill, and then we put it all together. By the time we had just about finished the girls showed up, so the entire family was there, and they got to meet Tom and Fred. Tom let me know that the patio furniture and the grill were donated by Home Depot, as it was part of a program where they do what they can to help some of the Wounded Warriors. Jason will be sending a thank you back to the manager of the store, where the equipment came from, and possibly a picture or two.
I used the grill, and the girls played in the backyard, and the first thing I did was cook some hotdogs. Because it was getting to be closer to dinner, I didn't cook too many; and, they were some of the best grilled dogs I have eaten in a long time. For dinner I grilled some steaks, since we had a couple of them, with baked potatoes. Everything worked out great and we were all happy with the results. Jason still ate in bed, but that's okay, he has the tray to eat off of now, and it is much more comfortable for him.
Thank, you for all your continued prayers and support.