Today has turned out to be a very good day all around. The only part that wasn't totally up was the fact that we had to drop the kids off at day care and they are not with us tonight. We've had them for just about a full week, so there are no complaints there. The only thing is that Linda (Grandma) is coming in tomorrow and the girls were looking forward to seeing her, especially Stacy. They'll still get a chance while Linda is here, we just have to be flexible with our schedule, and I think we are.

Jason had one appointment today, and that was with Van the wheelchair guy. It has been authorized for Jason to get a new chair because the current one really doesn't "fit" him correctly. Before having all the HO removed he was actually four inches wider, so as you can imagine, he kind of "swims" in the current chair. It is probably going to take about a month to get the new chairs (he'll get another manual, too), with one of them being painted San Francisco Giants Orange. I thought that was pretty cool.

The rest of the day was catching up with some folks, and it all worked out really well. Jason was in at Physical Therapy (PT) and he didn't have to sit in his chair. He was able to effectively lay down on one of the tables, and he could spend time on his back as well as his belly. The surprise was that Dawn was back, and we hadn't seen her in several weeks. It was a combination of Jason heading up to Livermore and then when we got back Dawn went on vacation for a couple of weeks. Anyway, he wasn't scheduled for an appointment with PT, but Dawn was free so she did some catching up with Jason, and also worked his shoulders and arms. While all this was going on, a few other folks dropped by and it was just generally a very relaxed morning, visiting. Van came in after lunch and really only took about 30 minutes so we were headed back to the house by 13:15 (1:15pm).

Not much for the rest of the day. Larry came by for a few hours to support Jason, so I took advantage of that time to go for a short bike ride. Actually this was one of the friendliest rides I've been on. There were multiple riders out and three of them actually talked to me. I usually say, "Hi" or wave and don't receive much response, but today three other people actually spoke to me, and in complete sentences. You know, real conversation. It was just another thing to make the day nice. Right now I need to get a few things done and then head off to bed, as Linda comes in early, 07:40 so I need to get up early enough to get Jason up and we can go pick her up. I just hope she isn't too tired, because she has to be up even earlier... a lot earlier. If she is feeling up to it I might just take her to breakfast, since Jason's first appointment isn't until 10:00... :-)

That's all for now - thank you, all for all the continued support and prayers. God has a way of keeping me together, and days like today definitely help. Take care and stay positive.


  1. So glad Linda's coming! Hope the girls can spend a lot of time with you this weekend!
    Praying right now!
    Psalms 71:1-3 In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me. Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
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  2. i had the fortunate opportunity to escort jason from the hotel to the airport a few weeks ago in pleasanton,there is an organization that makes and gives wheelchairs to soldiers in jason's condition it is an IBOT chair,u can apply for the chair,its an amazing tool here is the site to apply,,the chairs are amazing and are given to the soldier's who are accepted. jerry collins Warriors watch riders

  3. jason is an amazing man and an american hero,thank you for your service jason. jerry


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