Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Saturday, October 10, 2015

October 10, 2015

A quick catch up for yesterday, is that the installers, building the rest of the fence around the property, and installing the gate have made some progress. The entry gate is going to look really cool, and as friendly as a gate can be, I guess. The rest of the fence is pretty much the same as the other fence that Jason had installed, just not as tall, only six feet, around the property. One other thing about the gate is the sign that Jason wanted set on one of the pillars. Jason received the sign from our friend, and fellow Marine, Tim Kirk. I need to take a picture of it, so I can show you how it looks.

He did have a couple of visitors last night, from the group that helps with the training of the service dogs. They brought dinner by and stayed to visit with Jason for a while. It was a nice change of pace for him, and the best part was that the husband was a former EOD tech, and is still a Marine, so he and Jason had more to talk about. I think it was as good for Byron (the husband) as it was for Jason. Otherwise we worked around the house and Linda was able to get some shopping done.

Today was a little different, as Linda took off early this morning to go to a Blue Star Mothers meeting, and was gone until about 14:30 (2:30pm). This meant that it was Jason and I, all to ourselves, which means not too much was done around the house, until Linda got back home. As it was I had a number of tasks to get done, and focused on those and Jason was also able to focus on taking care of a couple of things, and also play a video game or two.

One of the other things we did yesterday was watch Lethal Weapon 2, since we watched the original movie, Lethal Weapon, Thursday night. Tonight we watched Lethal Weapon 3, and it was as crazy as the other two were, and very typical of the exploding cars and car chases, and don't forget the shoot outs as well as explosions. The real fun though, has been to watch the development of technology,as the theme gets a little older. The first one, was made in the early 1980's and it even had a "cell-phone", that they carried around, sometimes. It was huge! This last one, Lethal Weapon 3, the cell phones were of the 1990's versions. A bit smaller, but still kind of bulky in comparison to today's cell phones. I guess I'm still a geek at heart and I just enjoy looking at that kind of stuff.

Jason and I watched some programs together, while Linda was gone, and it was good to be able to just relax and talk about the different stuff that was being shown. It ranged from geological tectonics to astronomical ideas about how the planets are moving at very high speeds away from each other, or towards each other, depending on the scenario. It is almost falling back into that comfortable feeling of just being together, and forgetting about the injuries for a little while.

Dinner tonight was a bit of a catchall, leftovers kind of night. Jason ended up having some burritos, from the turkey and beans we had cooked up and then I had the rest of Jason's soup. I also had one burrito, and Linda had two burritos, and we were able to eliminate most of the leftovers. All-in-all it has been a nice evening. Thank you, for your continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

3 comments:

  1. Pouring out my heart to the Lord on your behalf!
    Psalms 62:5-8 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

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  2. These verses made me think of the expression, "All I can do is pray." What this passage says is "early will I seek thee." The first and main thing I can do for you is pray! And I'm here praying!
    Psalms 63:1-2 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary.

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  3. In the middle of the night when you're all alone, the Lord is with you holding you up by His right hand! Continuing to pray!
    Psalms 63:5-8 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.

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