Iwo Gima

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Marine Corps Marathon

Thursday, October 31, 2013

October 31, 2013

So much has changed in the past two years, and yet there are still many things that are still the same. Jason has gotten much stronger, and more independent, and the girls have grown so much. We are now looking for a piece of land where the Gary Sinise Foundation will be building him a home, and he intends to settle down here in the San Diego area. Actually, we talked about the possibility of settling back home, up in Livermore, but after the two visits he determined that the weather in San Diego is more to what he needs. He really doesn't do well in hot weather, nor in cold weather, and neither is experienced down here. He thought about other places, and parts of the country, but still San Diego seems to have won out.

Today was a nice relaxed day, and Jason only had a couple of appointments to take care of, as well as picking up of his meds. Actually, the pharmacy was kind of surprising today, as we walked in and there were probably 15 people in line to just pick up their prescriptions, and usually there are only maybe four. On top of this, there were multiple windows open, so we weren't too sure about what there was a delay. While Jason was waiting, I got a chance to speak with a couple of his doctors, and we have tentatively set up a date in late November for the next laser treatment and for the next biopsy. There is a concern that there might be an infection and they want to be sure of a course of action. The really good news is that apparently there isn't a great concern about it, as they don't mind waiting another couple of weeks.

With today being Halloween, the house was visited by a bunch of trick-or-treaters, and we nearly ran out of candy. I didn't actually count the number of kids that came by, but I think there were close to 40 kids who knocked on the door. The great thing about living in military housing is that the vast majority of the homes have kids, and most of them are small. It was fun seeing them all have a great time, and the parents stayed with them for their journeys from house to house.

About 19:00 (7pm) the kids pretty much stopped coming and Jason wanted to go see that new movie, "Enders Game." It was a 20:00 (8pm) showing, and the theater was only about 1/3 full (an unadvertised showing, that Jason only heard about). The movie was pretty good, and Jason had read the book and felt that they followed the story line really well. I would give it an 8.5 out of 10, and recommend it to others. We are home now, and I need to get to bed, so with that I'll say good night. Thank you, for all the continued prayers and support. Take care and stay positive.

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