Iwo Gima

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Monday, June 1, 2015

June 1, 2015

WOW! Coming into the sixth month of the year, and it seems like it was Christmas just a short while ago.

We woke up early this morning, to the sound of my phone going off. Jason kind of uses it as an intercom when he wants to get some help with something, and early this morning, about 03:30, he needed help with Kojak. Seems Kojak had had an accident in the house, and unfortunately when he did, it prevented Jason from taking care of it himself. Actually, Kojak has only had a couple of accidents in the house, and considering that he is a puppy, and not yet quite house trained, that's pretty good. Even more impressive is the fact that Jason has been able to clean up after him, with this time being the exception. I have to admit I wasn't too happy about getting up, and even more interesting was the fact that it took me awhile to figure out it was my phone that was ringing. I just sort of stared at it for a few seconds before I realized I needed to answer it - I was very asleep when he called.  I came down and took care of it in a matter of a few minutes, and was back in bed well before 04:00, and managed to get back to sleep, just a little before we had to get up.

I got up, and did my best to not disturb Linda, she has been working really hard organizing and repacking and made my way down stairs. Fortunately both girls were already up, and it wasn't even 07:00 yet. They were in bed with their Daddy, and all were having a great time watching some sort of cartoon on the screen. I had to solicit Jason's assistance, and we managed to get the girls back to their room, where I started to help them get dressed and ready for school. I guess I was working about five or six minutes when Linda came into the room. I was totally surprised and very happy to see her. This allowed me to get back out to the kitchen and she took over in their room - I was sweating having to brush and do something with their hair - I really don't have a strong ability to braid hair, and invariably, that's what they want. Linda/Grandma, is very good at it.

Breakfast and lunches is where I excel, and the girls were soon sitting down eating their breakfast and I was finishing up their lunches. Soon we had the girls off to school and we were all walking over to St. Charles Borromeo. This is their last week there, and we're all going to be missing our morning walks to school and being able to great so many familiar faces and friends. As soon as we got back to the house, Jason and I had to eat our breakfasts and then off to the appointment at the hospital.

The appointment was a little late, mostly due to the computer systems not functioning. We did get in to see the doctors at a reasonable time, though it caused a ripple affect by delaying us for the next appointment, up at the house in Fallbrook. The hospital visit was to get the final schedule for Jason's upcoming operation, and to allow us, and the doctors, to go over anything that was still unsure or sitting as a question in our mind. As it was, the operation is set for June 16th, and I think all our questions were answered. Dr. Pothula was great, and has a wonderful way of working with his patients. He gave us his personal phone number to be sure we could get in touch with him, if anything come up. Most doctors don't do that.

Our next stop was at Wells Fargo, where Jason banks, to get some business taken care of, and that only lasted about 10 minutes, then we were off to Fallbrook. We were a later than we wanted, but at least we were now moving up that way. There was a special piece of equipment going in, and they wanted Jason to be there for the install, just in case there was a question or an adjustment had to be made. Fortunately the installers had the time to be flexible, and it all worked out. They had the install done and we were all very happy with how it came out. The other big plus is that this visit allowed Jason to go through the house and see some of the progress that Linda and I had seen, and the house is moving along very nicely.

We headed back down to San Diego, and we were both getting hungry. The drive down was easy and without incident, the way I like it. I made lunch for Jason and I, and as I was making lunch Linda came in from the errands she had been working on. Since I was involved with making the lunches she said she would go pick up Stacy, as Jackie would be picked up an hour later. The rest of the day was pretty relaxed and "normal", or whatever you would like to call it. We had sliders for dinner, and the girls were thrilled, since those are one of their favorite foods, and I was happy since they're easy to make.

Stacy worked on homemade cards (I kind of call them memory cards, as they are to be given to her friends so that they remember her and she wanted to give them her new address in Fallbrook), to hand out to the kids in the class. Linda had been running around getting all the stuff for them, today (her errands I mentioned earlier), and the two of them finished them up tonight. The girls got to go play for a little while, and then that was the end of the day. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

2 comments:

  1. Glad the work on the house is going so well.
    Praying!
    1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

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  2. Know that I'm here praying!
    1 Peter 1:18-19, 21 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot (21) Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

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