Today was a busy day for us, as we had to get going early with the girls, and get them over to their day care at the Child Development Center (CDC). Jason had a formation at 07:30 this morning so we had to have the girls over to the CDC earlier. On top of that Jason had some extra forms to fill out at the CDC, so he needed a little extra time. Well, we got the girls there plenty early, and then because it took a little longer than anticipated to drop them off he couldn't get to the paper work. We went over to Building 26 for the formation and happened to see the First Sergeant, as Jason was getting ready to exit the van. The First Sergeant came over and told Jason that the formation was cancelled due to the rain (more like a heavy drizzle), as he didn't want to have the guys get sick as a result of standing out in the weather. He and Jason talked for a few minutes and then we headed off, and in the firs few hundred meters of travel we must of told a half dozen other Marines that the formation was cancelled. They all seemed very happy to hear the update. We then went back to the CDC and finished the paperwork.

Jason and I did some shopping at Target, and then headed back to the house so he could get out of the chair and back down on the bed. I then made a trip over to the AT&T Store to see why my phone stopped receiving emails, and the answer was actually something I should have guessed. As it turned out, apparently someone had gotten hold of my phone and shut off the data feeds to the phone. It is very easy to do, if you know how to do it, or it can be done accidentally if you're randomly pushing buttons, as some 2-year old's have been known to do. Bottom line was that it was my own fault for letting Jackie play with the phone, and not looking to see what she did. I had not locked the phone so actually, I feel fortunate that she didn't accidentally call somebody in Russia or some other place that would have cost me. I think I learned my lesson on that one. From now on I think I'll keep my phone to myself.

The girls had a good time at the CDC, and about the first thing out of Stacy's mouth, when we got home was, "Can we go to the park?" I told them they needed to get daddy out of bed, and if he was okay to go to the park, then we could go. Stacy is a great sales person, she convinced Jason to get up and head over to the park, and we were there by about 17:10 (5:10pm). There were some other kids there, all of them a year or two older than Stacy. She wasn't intimidated at all, and they were all very friendly towards the girls. They were particularly interested in what I was doing, since I spent most of the time chasing Jackie around and taking pictures whenever I had the chance. One of them finally asked if I was their grandpa, and I said I was, and then pointed over at Jason (he was about 10 feet away) and said, "I'm his daddy." They all had this look of total disbelief, then a couple of them simply said, "Wow!"

After the park, we came back to the house where a soon started dinner and we had a nice bolognese sauce over angle hair pasta. I guess the girls were hungry as they both ate more than I thought they would. The funny thing is, we had just given them snacks before going over to the park area, and Jackie especially ate a good portion at snack time. The girls cleaned up and brushed their teeth, and I then read them a story. Both of them were pretty tired, and very quickly were asleep. I guess the activities at the CDC and then over at the park burned off a bit of their energy.

Now that I have the camera working again, I will do my best to get some of the pictures posted in the next day or two. Of course I have a bunch of other things I need to get done too, so I don't know if I'll have the time for a day or two. Trying to finalize the trip to Livermore is moving along, but it requires attention to make sure things do happen. Thank you, or all your continued support and prayers - it is definitely helping to get us to where we need to be. Take care and stay positive.


  1. I'm sorry but had to laugh about your phone issues. Besides a call to Russia, she could have bought apps! Or who knows what else. My grandson was one click away from buying something when I grabbed my phone back. I always turn it off but had just laid it down one time because I was running to get him something. Little stinker probably didn't even need what he sent me for!
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