I guess there is an effort going on right now for the Marines (and probably the other branches as well) to get the troops trained up for non-combat type issues. I say this because of two things that are going on right now: 1) The war is supposed to be coming to a close in 2014; and, 2) there are a bunch of training sessions going on for the folks, at least on Balboa. Jason is going to be teaching a class, in another week or two. I know he is working on a power point presentation and he is pretty happy with it, and I think that is about all I can tell you about it, without saying something stupid on my part.
We got up early this morning and headed over to Balboa for one of these classes. Jason was a student this time, and I think he was more interested in HOW the class was presented, more than what the content of the instruction was. I do know it started on time and seemed to have ended on time, as well. Once the training was over we went over to visit with some of the folks in C5, and then a PT session. Neither of us had eaten anything, so by 11:00 we were both pretty hungry, and so Jason wanted to head over to the Broken Yoke. They have an eating challenge there, where the have this giant omelette, with potatoes and other fixings, and if you can eat it all in an hour its free. Jason is thinking that he would like to do that at some point - I told him I would not be able to even consider doing that now. I just don't eat like I used to.
We headed back over to the house and took care of a few things, then at about 14:30 (2:30pm) I took off to go to the cleaners to get some clothes cleaned, and then on to go pick up the girls. I went and picked up Stacy first and then Jackie. I got them back to the house and they Stacy wanted to watch the Incredibles. There was plenty of time until dinner so I was okay with it. I fixed baked chicken, rice and vegetables for dinner, and the chicken turned out better than I thought it would. I had planned on barbeque for the chicken but because it looked like rain I decided to play it safe.
Later tonight, after the girls were ready for bed, they ran in to say good night to Daddy, and then I read them a couple of stories. They each got to pick one story out, and it was fun sitting there with them. Tomorrow Jason has to go to another class, and that is one about driving! He is pretty excited about going, and with a successful completion he can take the next step and see about ordering his vehicle, one that he will be driving. The idea of him gaining a bit more independence is wonderful, and I hope everything comes together just like it should. I will still have the opportunity to go with him and do things with him, but it will no longer be a requirement for me to tag along. We'll continue working to get those wounds healed, though most of them are now almost closed. Stay tuned for the latest updates and progress with his healing. Thank you, for all the continued prayers and support. Take care and stay positive.