January 6, 2016

The joys of technology. Some of it is absolutely wonderful and some is quite frustrating - - - Just ask Jason. Jason has a truck that has been specially modified so that he can drive it. Those modifications allow him to sit in his chair and operate all the controls with his hands, and from what I've seen (and I've been on many rides with him) he does a pretty good job of getting around. The challenge is that those same modifications frequently need to be worked on, so that his driving experience is as good as it can be.

His truck went in to the shop last Friday, to get the lift mechanism fixed. They were not able to get it back yesterday until after the house dedication for Nick Kimmel had already begun. As a result I took him in the van, dropped him off, and came back to the house because I had to get back to my job (I work out of the house, on a laptop). As it tuned out, the truck arrived at just about the same time I got back to the house, and I followed it up the driveway.

When work was over I was able to go back and pick up Jason, to get him back home. While there I took a little time to say, "Hello!" to a few of the folks there. I then took Jason back home and he was pleased to see his truck sitting in the driveway. Jason didn't have anywhere to go, and wanted to get back down, since he had been up for nearly 3 1/2 hours, so he would get a chance to drive it later - probably tomorrow. Well, "tomorrow" came (today) and Jason had a medical appointment. He was planning on driving his truck and everything was fine up to the point of getting back into the truck. The lift only brought him up to ALMOST high enough, and therefore he could not get in behind the steering wheel. There is actually a little more to it than just that, but this give you an idea of what he was going through this morning. Bottom line is that Linda had to drive him to his appointment, and he called the folks at Ability Center and they are supposed to be coming back out tomorrow to adjust the lift, so that the seat will go high enough. The challenge is that this is relatively new technology, and even though it is a pain sometimes, without it, Jason's life would be much more restrictive. Also the appointment went well, and Linda did an excellent job of driving the van in the heavy rain. It was almost like she was driving her old van (also a Ford, just a much larger one).

It continues to rain, and combined with the earthquake, early this morning, it had the potential to be an exciting day. The thing is, we need the rain, so we're all happy about that, and this is California, so nobody gets too excited over an earthquake, until it gets up to about 6+ magnitude - today's earthquake was only 4.8 magnitude. The rain is supposed to go the rest of the week, and then it might slow down a little. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

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  1. Hope things settle down there soon! Both with the truck and with the ground!
    Lifting up prayer to our Great High Priest!
    Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

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  2. God's promises are sure. He promises to be your Anchor in every storm! Praying right now!
    Hebrews 6:17-20a Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus...

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  3. Pour out your heart to the Lord! He hears! Lifting up prayer right now!
    Psalms 42:1-5 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

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