August 22, 2013

Today was a very eventful day for Jason and family.... not the type of event like we had yesterday, with a retirement ceremony (even Jackie was a part of that one - more later); this day was filled with Jason and I visiting Northrup Grumman, with a bunch of other Marines. We got there and were given a tour of the facility, and taken into their lab and then production facilities. One of the thing
s that was particularly interesting was the talk that was initiated in the lab and Jason was very actively engaged in that discussion. They are building a unit that can be used by Marines, to help protect them, and because of Jason's experiences he was able to talk with them about some of the possible uses and applications of the unit (Sorry, I can't say more about it - I was just happy to see Jason being engaged in a lively technical discussion.

We all finished the tour and had a great talk with a couple of their employees, who happened to also be Marines, and they gave some great guidance to the Marines who were visiting. Afterward, we all went to lunch and this gave Jason another opportunity to socialize with some of his piers, and I think just being with them was good for him. We headed home after that and then it was more of a typical afternoon, where Jason took his shower and I helped him with his dressing change. The wounds are slowly looking better in most of the areas, so I am continuing to be cautiously optimistic about the healing. Tomorrow we have to be over to the hospital early so that they can do a procedure on Jason, that should help to determine what needs to be done, if anything, about his blood circulation. It is supposed to take a few hours, so I will have some time to spend on reading. Linda is not feeling as well as we would like, so she is going to be staying home to get some rest.

After we were at home for a short while I received another phone call from George Bowen, a good friend of ours, and found out that he got a final step accomplished, and a benefit concert is going to be put on, in the Livermore area, at Wente Vinyards. Kenny Loggins will be the headliner for the show and Jason and I will also be there, along with the rest of the family. From what I understand we should be looking at about 1800 guests, with tickets going on sale real soon. I'll provide more information on this, as it becomes available.

The girls are here tonight, and will be with us until next Wednesday. Jackie's birthday in this Saturday, so they will be spending some time with their mother, though not the entire day. Both girls were recently sick, but seem to be doing much better now. Neither of them have a fever and both are full of energy, now I just have to get Linda back feeling 100% again. Thank you, all for all your continued support and prayers - Take care and stay positive.

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  1. Sounds like a really exciting day! And what plans! A concert! That should be so much fun!
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  2. I enjoy reading your updates, thank you for them. I hope Linda feels better soon and am happy to read that Jason's wounds are looking better. When I look at the pictures on the side of your blog I am just amazed/overwhelmed at the life that Jason has had to adjust to. I hope that he continues to improve medically and non-medically. I think of your family often - all three generations!

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  3. Whatever happens keep your eyes on the Lord! Praying right now!
    Psalms 62:1-2 Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
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