Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

This morning started out with me jumping on my bike and going out for a nice ride of 17+miles. I really wasn't sure where I was going, so I began in one direction and then turned around, about 5 miles into it and came most of the way back, and made a right hand turn. This took me out to Mission Bay, and out another 5 or so miles. I would have liked to have been able to stay out longer and go farther, but I had to get back to the house because of a phone call I was expecting (it was from Jason's case manager and there were a couple of things we needed to talk about). The phone call went well and I got some new information, as well as requested more compression shorts, specially designed for Jason. Right now, she seems to be the only source where we can get them.

The rest of the morning and into the afternoon went well, and at about 14:00 (2pm) we headed out to the Ability Center, where they are working on Jason's truck. They had been working on both the truck and the van, but apparently there had been an accident at the shop and the van was damaged. Enough so that they are going to be getting another one and starting over. I did see the damage and I have to agree that it is better to start with another new van. To say the least, the General Manager of the company was embarrassed as well as probably other emotional feelings, yet he held it together pretty well. We do know that the guy driving the van, at the time, was released from the hospital with only minor injuries. Anyway, the truck is in great shape, and today they made all the needed adjustments so that the power chair Jason rides is now set and latches in place so he can drive. We were told that the truck will be ready by Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest, depending on how fast some of the paper work gets accomplished. If the paperwork was finished Jason could be in it tomorrow.

The rest of the evening was relatively quiet, though sometimes when Jason plays his video games he can get a little noisy. Tomorrow we're going to a golfing event called, Holes For Heroes. Not really sure how it is going to play out, but we do want to be there, as it is a great fund raiser to help many of the wounded veterans. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

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