February 12, 2014

You know, when you think about it... The guy who came up with the idea of spelling February, with that first "r" must have also been the same guy who decided knife should be spelled with a "k"...

I spoke with Jason a couple of times today, and he sounded good. The first time was kind of early and he was just getting out of bed. The Marines were coming over to pick him up and take him to his appointments. He sounded pretty good, though I think he would have really rather just stayed in bed. The second time he was up in his kitchen, and fixing something to eat; perhaps it was a late afternoon snack or maybe dinner. Either way, I didn't ask him what he was doing, I was satisfied that he was just doing something that he wanted to do. The one thing he did say, that bothered me, was that the VA wasn't cooperating with him getting a truck.

A number of folks know that Jason likes Ford, and wants a Ford pickup (F250) as his personal ride. Some folks would step back and say, "Why does he need such a big truck?" My response is simply, "I don't care, he wants that truck, so he should be able to get it." The challenge, it seems is that the VA has some input into which vehicle he gets, as they are the ones who approves the adaptive mechanism that is placed on the vehicle. For this truck it is the hand controls and the lift, that allows him to sit behind the wheel and drive. It seems today, the VA let Jason know that they only work with GMC, Chevy and Dodge trucks. I find this to be a little strange so I will be following up on that once we (Linda and I) get back down to San Diego.

A particularly positive bit of news, also learned today from Jason, the girls will be back with him on Friday, instead of on Monday, as originally scheduled. They will be with us through Tuesday, and that is great considering that Jason will be going in to the hospital on Wednesday. It seems like we haven't seen them in such a long time, and we will have all kinds of things to do with them, especially now that Grandma (Linda) will be there with us. Tomorrow we wrap up all our activities here, in Livermore and then Friday morning we take off for San Diego. Thank you, all for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Continuing to lift up prayers!
    Hebrews 13:5b-6 He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.


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