Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

July 14, 2012

Another great Saturday for all of us down here in San Diego. Jason and the girls are having a good time spending time together and, if nothing else, learning how good a reader and story teller Daddy is. I got up early this morning, at about 04:00. Anthony Netto needed a ride to the airport, so I was happy to help. Once I got back from the airport I went and laid back down and, of course, woke Linda up so we talked for a short while. I then decided to go for a bike ride. I wanted to go a little farther than I have in the past, and also wanted to challenge some hills, so I went exploring. I ended up with a ride that was less than 30 miles, though the hills were very much the challenge I was looking to find. As it turned out I ended up a little past where Anthony lives, and that both surprised and pleased me. I ended up riding back and headed out to Ocean Beach, and by the time I was up that hill I decided that I should have brought more water. The next ride will be accompanied with more water or gator aid.

Linda and I are looking forward to having the girls at home, up in Livermore, and we need to start packing things up. It is amazing how much "stuff" a person can collect in 17moths, because that is what we have to pack. On top of that we have to bring the girls home, and originally I was counting on that space to carry some of our "stuff." Actually, Anthony is coming to the rescue there, as he is planning on heading up to the Bay Area very close to the time that we are going, and he has some extra space. We still need to pack it up, but now we don't have to worry about how we're going to get it all in the truck, or if we're getting a trailer.

Anyway, the day ended on a high note with the girls having a great time, and Grandpa (me) making soup for dinner. We have a bunch of different things we need to either eat or donate to other groups, so that means we have a bunch of stuff that makes great soup - you just have to be creative. Jackie loved the soup and couldn't get enough, just like her daddy. Stacy, on the other hand didn't particularly care for the soup so Grandma had to fix something else for her to eat. Tomorrow should be another easy day, with the main focus being on doing more packing.

Thank you, all for all your continued support and prayers.

2 comments:

  1. Am here praying!
    Psalms 27:1, 4-5 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?...One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
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  2. Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
    Psalms 27:7-9 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
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