Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

A most interesting day, to be sure. I got up this morning and as I do now, I got ready to go to work, and with that, I fixed breakfast for Jason and I. Today was already getting busy, and I just barely had gotten out of bed. The rest of the household goods were coming from Durham Ridge, and we only knew they were to be here in the morning. To me, that meant they would be here before noon - and they were. They showed up at about 08:30, and Linda was ready for them. She had gone down to pick up some donuts, and because there is no Starbucks near by (I know that must be a bit of a shock to all you folks in California - there seems to be a Starbucks on every other corner) Linda was not able to provide coffee (at first).

While I was working, Linda was coordinating the influx of materials and when it was all said and done, the garage was almost completely full, and there were several boxes in the house. The crew was an excellent crew, and they were very efficient. They finished at just a little after noon, and that meant I was able to have a nice little lunch with Linda. Of course we had to review a few pieces of official paperwork, and sign several documents, but then it was over and we could get busy with the work of putting some things away, in the house.

Shortly after the truck was gone, one of Jason's Marine buddies, from 29 Palms, came over for a visit - Austin Gagner. He and Jason went through the O.J.T. for E.O.D. training together, and then on to the E.O.D. school together. They had a great deal of catching up to do and it was a refreshing change for Jason, to visit with somebody he knew from the earliest days of his E.O.D. history. Actually, there were other visitors, that stopped by, like Anthony Netto, and a couple of other Marines, and they were here visiting for a little while. However, Austin didn't leave until evening, and though we did invite him to stay for dinner, he felt he had stayed too long already and wanted to get back to his wife and family. He will be coming back in September, and promised to stay more in touch, especially now that we've moved closer to where he and his family live.

Serving Spoons, the group that provides meals for some of the military families, and has been doing so for us, for a few years now. They come, on average, once a month, and always have great meals put together, for the families. Today, though, was kind of different. We have moved out of their regular boundary and today was their last visit - at least on a regular basis. When they came they also wanted to visit a little and see the new house. It was a very nice and relaxed visit, and we enjoyed the conversation as much as the food. We will miss seeing them on a regular basis.

Another positive is that the girls are back to stay with us for about 19 days. Apparently their mother is finishing up her move and needs the extra time to get things together and finalized. The girls were very happy to be with us and Jackie, especially, made a bee-line for her room. Stacy was slowed down a bit, because it seems she twisted her ankle, and it was still bothering her some. They will be going to school in the morning, when Grandma takes them, and our hope is that it will provide them with a more regular routine, at least for when they are with us.

Jason and I will be headed to Balboa, tomorrow afternoon, to find out what the doctor has to say about what is going on with his wounds. We wanted to get in today, but there wasn't any openings and the soonest they could see Jason was tomorrow afternoon. Otherwise, I really don't have much of an update, and I know I said I would try to have something today. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers, especially for Jason's recovery. Take care and stay positive.

1 comment:

  1. The Lord hears. The Lord is near! Praying!
    Psalms 34:15, 17-19 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry...The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

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