Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday news and notes

The blahs: After blowing out my back before Memorial Day and injuring my rotator cuff...get this...playing golf...it has been reaallly boring summer. I was hoping to break the sedentary cycle of being glued to the computer or TV during Mark's tour of duty. Hasn't happened yet and may not until after Labor Day when I hope all of the physical therapy is over. The only interesting thing about PT was the first day I was in traction, the traction contraption pulled my pants down....it's an all-female staff.

The VA:Not much happening so not much to report.

CPT Speicher: Returns home Thursday night. His remains were found west of Ramadi a while back. He will lie in state in the Jax NAS chapel and then Friday there will be a public procession through the city. CPT Speicher was the first American casualty of the first Gulf War. He grew up here and attended Forrest High School.


AirmanMom said...

Oh my...I do hope you are feeling better soon.
My prayers are lifted for the family of CPT Speicher.

MightyMom said...

here's something to make you feel better...



and finally tee hee hee


now then, all better??

kbug said...

Sorry to hear about your injuries...and about the VA being such a pain in the rearend. At least you have good company at home...the furry kind..... :)

lola said...

Oh wow -- I hope you feel better soon!

Airborne dad said...

Thanks all. It's just more of an annoyance. I was hoping to have an active summer this year but will have to wait to the fall.

MM, the videos were great.

Lola, after what you have been through recently, I shouldn't complain. When the Super Bowl was here a while back, I was crossing Main Street, I stumbled in a pothole in the cross walk and went down with both cameras. I bruised a rib and thought the cameras were toast. Just too smashed skylight filters. I was very lucky cause it would have been difficult to replace them.