June 18, 2015

A nice relaxed kind of day, or at least that was how it started....

I got up this morning and before I could get my teeth brushed Linda called me. Darn, I wanted to call her. She and her parents are doing well and plan on making it to Nevada later in the afternoon, and as you might expect, they do. They are headed there to visit some friends and spend a little time resting and enjoying themselves. I miss having Linda around here to keep me on point, but for now I am doing my best to write lots of notes to myself.

I went to the gym, once I got off the phone from Linda, and it was still kind of early, about 07:45. The fortunate thing about where we are living is that not too many of the residents seem to want to use the gym in the earlier hours of the day. I figured I'd get some time in on the treadmill, since I didn't think I had time to go for a bike ride. I can jog and walk for an hour, and I need more than that if I want a good bike ride in. I ended up going about 5 miles and I felt pretty good afterward. It said my average speed was 4.6 mph, so I equate that to a really fast walk.

After that I came right back to the house and within a few minutes Joselyn and her husband Robert showed up. Robert is taking Jason's truck to get some work done on it, since Jason is still in the hospital. We really appreciate all that Robert is doing and continues to do for Jason, and also for Joselyn, for all that she has done. They have definitely made life easier for us all, and the girls love it when Joselyn is around.

Within a half an hour of Robert picking up the truck I was on my way to see Jason and to see how he was doing. He was feeling a little better, though they have found that he has another infection and I am concerned that, that might require him to stay in the hospital another day or two. I'll know more tomorrow. I hung around for a little over an hour and we talked about different things, and mostly the house, cause that was where I was going next.

I went up to Fallbrook to deliver some mirrors that needed to be installed. Linda had requested that she be allowed to order most of the mirrors for the house, and they agreed. I had some of those mirrors in the garage. I managed to get them up to the house by 12:30, and once I got there I walked the house with the builder. They are getting so much done and it all looks great. I stayed at the house for probably another hour, and then went on in to Bonsell (the little city just outside of Fallbrook). I finally got myself something to eat. I had not eaten anything to that point, and I was starting to get hungry.

I also met up with the Chamber of Commerce manager, while I was there and we had a great little conversation. Apparently they are very familiar with Jason and are looking forward to us moving in, though I know that they are really mostly interested in having Jason living near by. The entire neighborhood and even in to Bonsell, are so friendly. It really does remind me of when we first moved into Livermore.

While I was up at the house I received a phone call, from the technicians at Quantum Power Chairs, and they wanted to come work on Jason's chair (the new one that isn't quite right yet). I had to call Joselyn to let her know what was going on, and asked her to allow them to work on the chair, in the garage. I guess they got done what they wanted because when I got back home there was a note from them, telling me what they did, and what they wanted us to do next. My guess is that it will be end of next week before Jason is up to playing with a new chair.

I gave  another call to Jason and asked him if he would like to see the dogs, and of course he said he would. It was now about 15:30 (3:30pm) so I loaded up the dogs into the van and we got over to the base. Because of the time there was no issue about parking - many open slots. We got up to the room and Kojak immediately went under the bed. Gracie was greeting and making sure that Jason was okay, and then she settled down. I asked Jason if they had done a dressing change, and they had not. One of the "new" nurses came in and said that Wound Care was supposed to come up, but never made it. I offered to do the dressing change and the nurse seemed very relieved. The nurse is an Air Force reserve Captain, and he and another corpsman, a sergeant in the Air Force reserve and there putting in their time. The nurse watched carefully, while I did the change and thanked me for showing him how it was done. He said he would make sure I didn't have to do it tomorrow.

I had dinner with Jason, as the Marine Family Support came by with dinner, and I was also offered something. This was good for me, as I wasn't sure what I was going to be doing for dinner tonight anyway. We had dinner, and talked about the house and some of the stuff going on, and then he told me about the infection. This was disappointing,  though I would rather know about it now, rather than to find out tomorrow. I stayed for a few hours and then had to get back home with the dogs. They need to be able to get outside, and right now they were kind of stuck in the room with us.

Tomorrow is going to be another day of figuring out what is going on, one step at a time, and then we'll just have to deal with what happens as it happens. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive... One last note, since I don't have my editor here to help me (Linda), I apologize for any of the oopses you might run across.


  1. Close your eyes and picture the Lord standing visibly by you, taking hold of your hand, telling you He's going to help you! Praying!
    Isaiah 41:10, 13 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. (13) For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

  2. Praying right now!
    Isaiah 49:13-16a Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands...


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