Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

The day began with me getting up and going for a bike ride (18 miles) and then Linda coming down a short while later. Jason was kicking back as much as he can, so that the wounds get more chance to heal up (more about that later), and he was ready for breakfast. Actually, before going out on my bike I fixed Jason a bowl of Cheerios (Honey Nut), and then I had a bowl of them as well. I prefer to eat an apple and have a yogurt, but since we're out of both I also had a bowl of Cheerios.

The ride was probably one of the best I've had, considering that it was still on a workday. Maybe some of the people have already taken off for Thanksgiving break or something. The number of vehicles on the road was much less than what I'd expect and when I ended up down at the harbor I didn't have to dodge a bunch of pedestrians. I was able to maintain a nice steady pace of about 14 mph and the ride was very enjoyable. The fact that it rained last night made it a little nicer too. The air is always so clear and clean after a rain, and it just feels good.

Jason had to take care of a couple of errands, and an appointment, so he wasn't able to stay down as much as he wanted. When he gets up it always has the potential of causing a little damage to the new skin, and today there was a little damage, rather than healing, and we don't like that. I'm still hopeful that there will be continued progress with this, so we will continue to push forward.

One of the errands that Jason wanted to get done was to make a holiday purchase for the girls, and since we had the time we decided to go. There was also the appointment that he had to take care of, and then the final "errand" was to go pick up the new van. Yes! The van is finally finished and we have it home now. I went with him to pick it up and we are very happy and excited with how it looks and how it works and how it rides. Now we get to use it for our up coming trip up to Los Angeles, at North Ridge. The van is a gift from the Gary Sinise Foundation and Wounded Warrior Family Support Organization, and it is going to be so much fun to finally show them, and to tell them, "Thank you!" in person.

The rest of the evening was relaxed, and focused on making sure we didn't start any new food dishes, so that we wouldn't have a bunch of left overs. We're not going to be home much the rest of this week and we don't want the food to just go bad. Anyway, we're going to be headed out, one more time. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

1 comment:

  1. Glad the van arrived in time for the trip!
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