We made it back from our five day "vacation" to Livermore, and we had a wonderful time. We were able to take care of the personal business (getting our taxes filed and getting our house ready to sell - it is on the market); we saw many of our friends, though not all of them (only so many hours in a day); and we were able to take advantage of the great weather and went on a nice group hike lead by our very knowledgeable friend, Carol E. at Sycamore Grove (saw a Great Horned Owl in one of the trees). We were even able to attend church on Sunday, the day we had to head back home, and saw many of our old church family, though not all of them.
What has made this break so much better is that Jason and the girls did all right, while we were gone, and our friends (Joselyn B. and Joyce O.) did an excellent job. Jason's wounds even improved, a little, while we were gone, and I think they are going to continue to improve to the point of finally healing up. Speaking of healing up, Jason and I had a great conversation with one of the doctors over at Balboa Hospital, today, and he thinks that by late Fall, Jason could possibly be in the water again, and that is something Jason has wanted for these past five plus years. I will be adding more information on this as we continue in that positive direction, but for right now that's all I'm going to say.
When we saw the girls this morning they were very excited to have Grandma and Grandpa back home. They were both already asleep by the time we walked in the door last night. Linda and I checked in on Jason and the girls and told Joyce O. thank you, for all the help she provided, and within an hour later we were in bed ourselves. It truly was great getting to be back up in Livermore, but it was also, so very nice to be back in our own bed. We even got to stop and see David and his family on the way home and had dinner with them. Shortly after getting his boys to bed, we had to be on our way, and then we got home about two hours later. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.