June 6, 2014 - Anniversary of D-Day

Jason and I had to get going a little early this morning, for a formation with the Wounded Warrior Battalion, at Balboa Hospital. The only thing different was that today one of the guys was retiring and there was going to be a ceremony... at least that was what we were told. Jason was told to come to building 14, and to be there before 07:30, when these things typically take place. Well, we managed to get there before 07:30, but there was no formation; so we headed over to building 26, in the turn-around. There was no formation there either. Jason started to contact Jinks (that's the name of his section leader) and before he was able to connect one of the other staff sergeants came by and we asked him. He said the formation was going to be down at the main flag poll, by building 1. We still made it before 07:30, but just barely. However, now we were told the formation was beginning at 08:00, so again we were there with plenty of time, it just would have been nice to have been told this before we did all the running around. I guess those sorts of things are going to happen from time to time, and Jason took it in stride. It was a nice ceremony, and quite short. I don't think the Marine who was retiring wanted much of a ceremony.

We then took off for Jason's appointment, which only took a few minutes, and ended up with another appointment for Tuesday, only this time it would be up at Camp Pendleton, so we're going to finally see the new hospital that was recently built there. There were no other appointments after that, so we headed back to the house. This was a good thing as Stacy was having a special Father's Day event and we wanted to be there. Again, we arrived with time to spare, and this was a good thing as it provided us a little time to see Stacy in her class, as they were still getting ready for the show. The theme was Baseball, and Stacy was dressed up in her Giants shirt and skirt - she looked very cute. The class sang "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" for all the dads that were there (and Grandpas too) and we stayed for the entire program. I actually had to leave a few minutes early, as Linda and I were going to be heading up to the Del Mar Fair Grounds, to meet up with Anthony, and Mike from the Liberty Bell Foundation. We volunteered to help with some of the activities during the fair, and it looks like it is going to be fun.

Soon we were headed back to the house where we had lunch and then just relaxed a bit. Jason was relaxing and soon fell asleep, as all the morning activities wore him down a bit. Soon Linda took a nap as well, and I just relaxed for a little while. As the day progressed, Jason woke up and he wanted to go see the new X-men movie. Linda was still feeling a little tired and wanted to remain at the house, so it was just Jason and I. The movie was entertaining, and the story line was a bit on the complex side so you had to pay attention to keep up with everything going on. The title of "Future Past" suggests that there is going to be something done about the past, and ultimately the future, and it does. I am not going to spoil anything more than that, though I have to admit there were a few things that just didn't work for the time periods being worked with, and I pointed a few of them out to Jason. He only commented that I should just watch the movie and not nit pick the details... Sounds like Linda.

That was pretty much the end of the day, and when we got home Linda was asleep. I'm hoping that she is feeling better tomorrow. I would like to get a bike ride in, but you never know what is going to be going on. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Sorry that Linda's not feeling better.
    Know that I'm lifting up prayer!
    Psalms 91:1-2, 4 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. (4) He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.


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