I really don't know where to start with today's blog, as we learned something new today, so I'll just start... Jason has a little over two (2) weeks left in the Marines (sort of). First though, the day began pretty much like many of the others, with the girls being full of energy and getting prepared for the day. They picked out their own clothes this morning, and they both did a pretty good job of it. Jason had one appointment when we got up this morning, but it was cancelled before he had gotten dressed, so that actually allowed us to relax a bit, and when I walked Stacy to her class, Jackie walked along with us. Jackie and I walked back to the house and then Jason and I took her to the hospital on Balboa, where she had an audiology appointment. It was actually a hearing test, and it came back that she was fine, and that the infection she had back in April didn't do anything to her hearing.
Jason had to get over to building 26, and that is where things got a little different, as referenced above. He found out just exactly how much leave time he had left, and based on the current end date of his Marine career, he was informed that June 20 would be his last day of active duty, and that he would be on terminal leave after that. That means he only has 17 days to go, or just over two weeks. When he told me I was surprised, to say the least. I had hoped that we would have at least a minimum of a month to put together a small/simple retirement ceremony, but now it looks like it is going to be simpler/smaller than we wanted. We will still plan to have a little bit of a celebration, though Jason really isn't in to that kind of celebrating. To him, it is just another day, and signifies the end of the career, and the beginning of a new one.
As the time moves on, I will be "counting down" the days, so I guess I'll be updating the blog on a daily basis, at least Monday through Friday. I don't think I'll be updating the weekend activities, unless something significant comes along. Otherwise, we had a pretty relaxed day today, and Linda made tacos and other Mexican style food for dinner. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.