One of the first things we did today was to call up our son David, Jason's brother, and wish him a happy birthday. It is getting to be hard to believe that we have three sons over 30 years old now. I can still see, in my mind, the boys running around in the backyard, playing with the dog, and that seems like it was just a short time ago. Despite some of the challenges we have faced, it has been a good life.

 Jason was finally able to take care of something he has been wanting to do, today we headed on over to Miramar, Marine Air Station, to order Jason a new dress blue Jacket. The jacket is actually a gift from his Uncle Larry and Aunt Joyce, so in a way it is even more special. It was actually kind of comical in how the tailors had to work with him. First, the measurements that Jason went through all that trouble to get were discarded. They didn't match the form that needed to be filled out, to order the jacket. Then they had to get correct measurements, and it was very apparent that they had not had the opportunity to work with someone who was wheelchair bound, especially when they needed to get his waist measure. One of the women seemed more confident than the other two (yeah, there were three of them), and she just came over and took charge. The youngest was told to get his back length measurement and she gave this look of fear that was priceless. She actually had to "touch" Jason's back, and put her arm down towards the bottom of the seat. You could see Jason was enjoying it all, and even gave an occasional chuckle. They took several more measurements than what they did over at MCRD, when Jason was first measured, so I understood why they said the first numbers were not to be used. The jacket should be ready in a couple of months. Jason has already purchased all the other items that go with it. I was particularly impressed with the number of ribbons and medals he has collected. As soon as I can get a picture of him wearing the jacket, complete, I'll post it.

The rest of the day was spent at home, relaxing and resting. Linda still wasn't feeling 100%, so it was better that she got some extra rest. She has to travel tomorrow so we're hoping that she is at least up to the 90's, and that way the plane ride won't be too bad. She was feeling good enough to prepare dinner for us, and even do a bunch of laundry. I think sometimes that doing the laundry is kind of a release for her, where she can watch something on TV while folding clothes, and it relaxes her. I was helping with it too, as I was the one putting things into and out of the machines, and I also did a little of the folding, but I let her do all she wanted.

Jason and I will be sorry to see her go tomorrow, but on the bright side we also know that she will be coming back again. In the mean time we'll just have to deal with life on our own, and miss her.. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers - and take care and stay positive.

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