Well, we made it to the inauguration and we stayed for the entire event (about 75 minutes), before Jason was feeling too uncomfortable to do much more. We sat in the area set up for those mostly in wheelchairs, and their helpers (in this case me). For most of them there was on one helper, and for Jason they allowed both Linda and I to be with him. Actually it was kind of funny in that where we were initially placed the view was hampered by the extra stands set up for media coverage. Just prior to the swearing in to begin they allowed us all to move more to the right and get a better point to see from. It was kind of cool being able to see the President and not have to do it via the large picture-tron screens.
Jason was able to stay for the entire event, and we had an invitation to go to the Congressman's office afterward (Eric Swalwell), but it wasn't to be what happened. Jason wanted to get back to his room so he could lay down, and when I did the dressing changes I saw why. The areas were looking pretty "angry" and I told him that I thought it would probably be better if he just took the rest of the day off. He had been invited to one of the inaugural balls, and even had gone out to buy a jacket for the event, but it remained on the hanger. At least he is now ready for the next opportunity that comes along - it is a very nice tuxedo jacket.
Linda will be headed back home tomorrow, and I will be remaining to support Jason. My guess is that we, Jason and I, will be headed back to California (San Diego) by the end of next month. It could be sooner, but my guess is that it is going to take 3 to 4 weeks to get everything together. Linda and I have had a few discussions about the situation and we think we have a plan going forward, but it will take some effort on both our parts - more about that later, in a few days. Linda is going to need some extra support, since I'll be gone again, so please keep her in your prayers, along with Jason and all the other troops who put themselves in harms way for our safety.