Yesterday, Linda and I took off, in the morning, to go up to her folks place, just a little north of here (and south of Los Angeles). They needed some help with a couple of items, at their home, and it also gave us an opportunity to just spend some time with them; something we don't get to do as often as we'd like. And, as a result of us taking off, Jason was on his own. We were able to stay for a very nice dinner and then we got to watch the new Gary Sinise show, Criminal Minds - Beyond Borders, with them. They had recorded it specifically so we could watch it together.
Actually, Jason was only on his own for about an hour, but it still felt kind of good to know that he was getting healed up enough that there really wasn't much that could happen in that time frame, that would put him in jeopardy of any kind. Joselyn, whom I've mentioned in this blog several times, was able to come to the house and spend the day with Jason, and as it turned out, her son Bobby was able to come up with her. Bobby and Jason have become pretty good buddies and share many of the same likes and dislikes, and Bobby is awesome when it comes to cleaning guns. Jason had both of them helping him do a few things he has been wanting to do, and was reluctant to ask us to do extra work for him. The Wounded Warrior Family Support organization is providing the funds that allow Joselyn to come to the house and this way she is compensated, yet it provides a very flexible schedule, and that is something we very much need.
We returned from our visit with Linda's parents a little after 21:00 (traffic really wasn't too bad for the most part, and the drive home only took about 80 minutes) and apparently Joselyn and Bobby had left just a short while ahead of us. We came in to the house and did our best to not make too much noise, and it was a good thing - - - Jason was asleep. We took care of a few things and then we were also in bed, about an hour or so later. We talked with Jason this morning and he was full of all kinds of energy, telling us about all the different things he was able to get accomplished and it made us feel pretty good. We are always concerned about taking off, and knowing that he not only had a good time, he was also safe.
This weekend we have the girls with us, and we plan on making this a fun weekend for all of us. Not sure of everything we'll do, but I do know that they want to go to Linda Vista Park, which is close by and is now one of their favorite places. Linda is already gearing up for Summer, and looking for activities for them, and my guess is that she'll be keeping them pretty busy. Thank you, for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.