Wow, what a day.
It started off with Linda heading over to the house open the daycare and finish packing before Home Depot arrived with their army of workers to modify the house. I stayed at the hotel with Jason and the girls. As usual, both of the girls were full of energy and were excited with the idea that they could go down stairs and get their breakfast. Granted, their breakfast was simply a bowl of cereal and a glass of juice, but it was still exciting to them, because they get to pick out their own cereal.
The work on the house was scheduled to be completed today, and it was amazing how much work had been accomplished when Jason, the girls and I arrived at the house for lunch compliments of Carl's Junior. A short while later Linda showed up (she was still out running other errands). It is very gratifying to be recognized, and to meet and thank all the volunteers. What was particularly nice to see was that there were a bunch of folks there that we actually knew. Friends of ours who just wanted to help us get through this bit of troubled times, and we appreciate it. The outside of house has been completely painted, along with some trim work and fascia replacement.
I then took Jason and the girls back to the hotel, so that they could get some rest, as tonight was going to be a busy night, and I didn't want them to be tired. The benefit concert was tonight and I knew it was going to be a stretch to make it all the way through. As it turned out the girls were taken back to the hotel, by a good friend of ours, Coreen, and then Jason asked to get back to the hotel prior to the end of the concert as well, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
The concert and auctions were great, we had an awesome audience to go along with fantastic players and performers. Jason was the main focus for the Wounded Warriors, though there were other guys there, and that was nice to see. It needs to be remembered that there are several Wounded Warriors, and that's just in the local area. There are some places that have more and some that have less, but the bottom line is that these men and women, who have given so much for our freedom, are everywhere. I just hope the people of this country don't forget them. I don't know how much was raised, but based on the auctions and the turn out, I'd have to say it felt like a successful evening, and it is nice to know that we helped that to happen. There are so many people I should thank, and I will attempt to over the next several days/weeks, but for right now I just want to say, "Thank you!" to everyone involved.
Jason and I had to leave the concert, when Kenny Loggins was performing, because it was starting to get too cold, and he was getting very uncomfortable and it had also been several hours for him to have been up and that was affecting him as well. We got some great pictures, and I'll post some of them either tomorrow or the next day, but right now I'm just a bit tired. Thank you, all for all your continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.