Iwo Gima

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

April 11, 2015

A very nice day, for us, though there were enough challenges to keep us on our toes. We got up at about 07:30 and each of us had a goal we wanted to get done. Jason wanted to get Gracie over to a training session; Linda wanted to go to a Blue Star Mothers meeting; and, I wanted to go for a longer bike ride. I was the first one out, and that was almost 09:00 when I left. I had no idea where I was going to go, but I knew I wanted to get some miles in, and attempt to ride where there was less traffic to deal with. I got up to the Pacific Coast Highway and turned to head toward Mission Bay. I knew there was a good 14 miles where the traffic was relatively lite. However, as I was making my way in that direction a car passed me. It was an older, restored car, in very good shape. Then there was another one and then another, and this caused me to take a look behind me. There was now a line of these different cars all heading somewhat in the same direction as I was. That would have been cool, except that about 50 meters up they were all turning right, into a driveway ahead of me. On top of this, there were motorcycle cops directing them and stopping traffic - which meant I had to stop. I waited for about 30 of them to enter, then they had to stop so I called over to the office and asked if I could go, and he said, "Yeah, sure. Come on through." It was great seeing all these great cars, but I would have rather just kept riding on. Anyway, the ride continued on for about 27 1/2 miles and then I got home.

Linda left just a little while after I did, for her meeting up near Fallbrook. She was very happy about getting a chance to get together with these women, and to discuss all the stuff they were doing. She misses all the things she had gotten involved with in the SF Bay Area, so this has been a relief of sorts, and also a chance to socialize. She did say that she still misses the folks from the Bay Area, and will probably stay in touch with them, just because of what they mean to her. She came back home about an hour (maybe a little more) after I had gotten home, and immediately got involved with taking care of some other things around the house.

As for Jason ... he never got out to the training. He has run into a bit of a problem that is going to have to be dealt with at Balboa. We had a little discussion when I came home and we'll be getting with Dr. Sheu early next week. Bottom line is that there is probably surgery on the horizon for Jason, and it is not something we are looking forward to. It is something we have discussed in the past, and knew would eventually come up, I guess we were just hoping that it would be a little longer before we would have to revisit. As Dr. Sheu once said, it is a relatively simple surgery, but then when working with Jason, nothing is as simple as with other people. Jason spent most of the rest of the day in bed, and he still remained in good spirits, despite the set back. I grilled some stakes and we had a nice dinner.

Linda and I relaxed by watching Sea Biscuit. We hadn't seen that movie in a long time and found it to be very entertaining and relaxing. Tomorrow we will be going to church and then maybe doing some work with the storage areas. We need to start packing stuff up and getting ready for the move - even if it is five months away. We also need to identify what we are taking and what is being sold or donated. The idea of the new house is pretty exciting, and also daunting. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

2 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear there's going to be another surgery! The Lord is your strength! Praying so hard that all goes well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2 Samuel 22:29-33 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God? God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

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  2. May your roots go down deep into the Lord and His Word. Praying right now!
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

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