February 3, 2016

The day after Groundhog Day and the weather hasn't changed any... okay, maybe a little, but not much.

Jason is doing well, and he and Linda went down to Balboa for a visit with the folks at the hospital. He had a couple of appointments and picked up a few supplies, then they came back home. Not too much excitement, and that's probably a good thing - Jason's wounds continue to improve and he is getting more and more used to the new prosthetic. The down side is that he didn't get to see Dr. Sheu, his primary at Balboa, and Dr. Sheu is a key reason Jason even has the new device. Perhaps next time he gets to the hospital, for a regular visit we'll find the good doctor.

Not too much is going on, otherwise. We have some fun planned for this coming weekend, with a visit to Balboa Naval Hospital (this time not as a patient) for the Gary Sinise Invincible Spirit Festival. There is also going to be a car show there, and they have asked Jason to bring at least one of his vehicles to put it on display. I guess people hear about his truck and van, but they don't get a chance to actually see one of them in action. We were at Costco a couple of days ago, and were approached by this gentleman in a wheelchair. He was there with his wife and they were getting ready to go in, just as we were. He said he saw Jason's truck and wanted to see it in action so Jason showed him how the lift system works. We talked for a little while then all four of us went in to Costco, and did our shopping. It was pretty cool, and even though the guy wasn't a Wounded Warrior, there was still a bond between him and Jason. Those kinds of encounters seem to energize Jason, so I'm happy to see them happen.

Not much more to report about, right now. I have a bunch of work that needs to get done, around the house, and Linda is working to keep the inside of the house in order, all the while we're doing our best to keep up with the girls and Jason. The girls are doing well in school, and both of them are healthy, and those are all good things. We have been blessed and we consider ourselves to be very fortunate to be where we are. We even get visits from friends, from time-to-time, from Livermore. Just yesterday we were visited by Hugh and Julie Keener, and we got to go to lunch with them. They were headed back up, to Livermore, and it was nice just sitting and talking with them.

Finally, tonight Linda and I had a chance to enjoy a Date-Night. We had hoped to do these on a more regular basis, but reality is that we only get to go out about once every other month. We went and saw a movie, Finest Hours, and really enjoyed it. The fact that it is based on a real event made it even better. When we went in to get the tickets we found out that it was in 3D, and that kind of surprised us, but that was okay. We relaxed and enjoyed just being there. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.


  1. Always here praying!
    Psalms 9:9-10 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

  2. May your roots go down deep into the Lord and His Word. Praying to the only One Who can answer!
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

  3. The Lord is right there with you! Praying!
    Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.


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