Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today was one of those days where things just didn't go quite like you would hope they would go. We had plans to follow the appointments and take care of a couple of other things - like go get some milk and bread, but the day had other ideas.

It started with a formation for Jason that turned into an unannounced drug screening. It struck me a little odd that they would want to test even the guys like Jason, who are on heavy narcotics, but apparently what they screen for would still be found. It would be another of the illegal substances out there that the government/military want to keep away from the guys. The problem with the screening though was that it through our schedule way off. Jason was late for his first appointment, and fortunately there was no PT/OT scheduled for today. The rest of the day was simply going to the other appointments, trying to play catch up. That's the way it was until almost 14:00 (2pm) when we finally got back to the suite. You really can't be too upset with the folks doing the testing, because if they announced the testing was going to be happening it wouldn't be anywhere near as effective.

One thing that did happen that we hadn't been aware of was that they came in and made some changes to the suite. They upgraded some of the plumbing and fixtures and at one point I came back to the suite to pick up some things and there were eight people in the kitchen and living room, that I had not seen before. They were all construction guys, and one Navy escort. It would have been nice if they had let us know prior, that the work was going to be done, but in our particular case, they were gone before Jason got back. Heck, I was only there for a few minutes anyway, and wouldn't have seen anything, if I hadn't needed the A-B-D pads for the wound changes. I like the new faucet in the kitchen, the old one was getting loose, and the rest was to improve Jason's bathroom. The biggest thing he'll benefit from is a new shower head.

I did get to head down to the store and pick up some lettuce and bread, so I can make some sandwiches and stuff. Maybe we'll have soup and sandwiches for dinner tomorrow night, or over the weekend - maybe both. Thank you, for all your continued support and all the prayers being sent our way. Take care and stay positive.

2 comments:

  1. Praying!
    Psalms 27:13-14: I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
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  2. Jason,

    I don’t know you personally, but do believe you may have met my husband MSgt. Wright in the past and wanted to let you know we are praying for you and your family on your road to recovery. God Bless.

    Holly Wright

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