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.