Today was a nice day for Jason, as it started out slow and he was able to rest most of the day. We did go out and did a little shopping (I needed a new belt), and it was a good way to let Gracie go for a walk. The one funny thing that happened was that as we walked up to one shop there was a large horse statue in front of the store (for locals, it was Baughman's in Livermore). Gracie wanted nothing to do with this strange creature that stood as tall as me, and was four times my size. It took a while to coax her up to the statue, and she finally accepted the fact that it wasn't alive. Jason showed great patience in getting her to walk up to it and smell it.

After the shopping we went to breakfast at the Rail Road Cafe'. The food there is really good and we met up with a couple of friends, Charles and his daughter Natalee. Natalee presented Jason with a little gift she put together, from the ball game, a photo collage, then the folks at the restaurant comped his breakfast. We were only out for a matter of about an hour and a half, and then we headed back to the hotel where Jason remained in bed until we were to head out for dinner. He was really looking forward to going to La Milpa, and so was I. When we got there we were greeted by Martha, the owner and Ramon, her son. They sat us down and the food was excellent, as usual. Then they surprised us by comping the meals and making the day even that much better.

Tomorrow is another big event, where Jason is going to be the guest of honor at a celebration reception, and we are expecting as many people as were at the baseball game, and maybe even more. In fact, if you're reading this blog, and you're in the area, please consider stopping by. It will be at the VFW on 5th and L Street, at 15:00 (3:00pm). We are kind of glad that this is finally happening, and yet also sad as it means that we will be leaving soon, and headed back to San Diego. For me the issue is that it means Linda and I will be apart again, and we'll once again be working to figure out how we can get time together. Yet on the positive side, it will be a solid focus on Jason's recovery and getting to those next steps of finally getting to the point of his independence.

Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers and take care and stay positive.


  1. Hope all went well today!
    Always keep your eyes on the Lord! Praying so that you and Linda will be able to be together for good soon!
    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
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