Today has been an interesting day, and a busy one. Jason decided that he wanted to get his retirement photo ID done today, so we went over to building 26 to get it done. When we arrived there was a line of folks already there, as well as a few others who had made appointments. My guess is that Jason didn't think it was going to take too long, and so we waited. What happened, as a result, was that his PT appointment was missed, and he really doesn't like to miss appointments. He did end up finally getting his ID created, and this time he had all the correct forms, and they were correctly filled out. Last time he went there his copy of his DD214 was incorrect and we had to get back to Pendleton to get it fixed (that was in a blog a few days ago). After receiving his new ID we headed over to the PT area, so he could apologize to Dawn, and reassure the other appointments would be kept. It was also a good time to stop, because we got to meet up with a few people we hadn't seen in a few weeks, and it nice to catch up.
We left Balboa and decided to head over to the Ability Center, where they are doing both Jason's truck and his van. Both of them are moving along nicely, and the van should be ready by the end of next week, which would put it on the day before his last day as an active duty Marine. He official retirement date is August 30, and that is one week from tomorrow, Saturday. The truck would probably be ready the following week. He still has to do his DMV driving test, and that takes place next week, and then he will be able to get his truck and van. The Van is a gift from The Gary Sinise Foundation and The Wounded Warrior Family Support organization, and the Truck is a gift from The Nice Guys and The Semper Fi Foundation. Also, both of them were helped with money from the VA, and all of the groups working together made it possible for the vehicles to become reality.
The rest of the day was doing a few things to get ready for Jackie's fourth birthday party. She actually turns four (4) on Sunday, but it seemed to work better to have her party on Saturday. I be sure to post some photos this time, and see how well I do with the camera. We're not expecting too many people, with just a few family members coming, and that should actually be a good thing for her party. She enjoys playing with her cousins, and we hope they all have a great time. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.