Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September 2, 2015

You know, I feel like now that we have rolled into September, the year is just about over... and it is. We only have four more months to go, and one of those months, September, is getting shorter. I look forward to the holidays, here at the new Ross homestead. Because we have the extra room, we can have more people over and more importantly, we can have more family over.

It was a productive day, in that the folks who were involved with the building of the house, had some workers come over today, to work on Jason's shower. Because of the way it was designed, he has some difficulties in transferring from his chair to the shower. The solution is a simple one, and one that we should have caught earlier. It is a matter of notching out a section, near the bottom, so that the wheels of his chair have a place to go and thus the transfer will be easier. The opportunity to do it right the first time was there and none of us saw it, not even Jason, who was very involved in the design of the shower. Fortunately, like I said, the fix is rather simple - just that it will take a couple of days to complete.

I guess I should provide a little more update on Jason's wounds, now that we've had a couple days to digest the information, and I've done a dressing change on my own. I have been instructed on how to pack his wounds, and they gave us some new materials to work with, with the primary one being Silvercel. Their biggest concern is that the healing might start to tunnel, and so they have shown me how to work on it, and hopefully prevent it. He will be going back in on a weekly basis, again, until such time as the healing is well on its way to completion. The one big issue, that Jason doesn't like, is that he has to spend more time in bed, than he has had to, over the past few months.

Linda and I have been trying to figure out how we can get things put away more quickly, and it seems that our best solution is to simply take one step at a time. I know that may sound kind of silly, but if you don't go with the simple solution the level of work can become overwhelming and frustration can get the better of you. We did take some time out to go to Costco, and see what the local (well, not really local, but it is the closest Costco) store looks like. It is laid out differently from the stores we're familiar with,  but it is still pretty familiar anyway.

I am hoping that tomorrow I will be able to get my other computer back on the network, so that I can share some pictures. Right now, they are all on the system that doesn't seem to want to "talk" to the network, and thus the pictures remained locked. We do have some nice ones, and I will get them posted, just as soon as I can. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

2 comments:

  1. Why the rush to unpack? Just pace yourself! It will all fall into place!
    We have eyewitness testimony of our Savior! Praying that it gives you comfort!
    1 John 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

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  2. Are you going to the Costco in San Marcos? It is the best in north county. The Costco in Vista is less busy. You can get in and out very quickly. From a USAF mom from Pleasanton (now a SD resident).

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