Friday, June 10, 2011
However once back into San Diego, it was straight back to appointments this week, and a long week it was. Looking forward to a great deal of time walking,with my sockets fitting well, and no other priorities I got my first full week in. Both prosthetics and physical therapy had me doing endless laps in the parallel bars and with solo-step (basically strapping me in a harness and attaching it to the ceiling). I still barely know what i'm doing, and every muscle in my body is burningly sore. Nevertheless it felt unbelievable to be up and working on it. Not that the week was without difficulty, I did manage to have a hell of time going through methadone withdrawals. It is a necessary evil, but definitely a made for a rough week (for evidence ask Aaron or my dad). Of course adding to the pain was watching the Canucks lose Games 3 and 4. But at least the Game 5 win matched my better mood nearing the end of thee week, now if could just forget my body is aching I'd be good.
This weekend will complete the Riley's move to San Diego. Tomorrow (Sat. June 11th; 7am-2pm) will be the one-day Everything-Must-Go Garage Sale at the house (7613 W. Quarto Ave., Littleton, CO, 80128). Then drop off leftovers to Goodwill and then load a second truck with remaining items going to the apartment in San Diego. We leave Sunday afternoon to drive the 1100+ miles.
We are expecting, and excited about, a special guest that may come by the garage sale and wish us well on our adventure.
We are all exhausted from sorting, packing, and loading. We look forward to being together as a family again.
We are also looking forward to seeing our son, Tristan, who graduates from US Marine bootcamp (at MCRD, San Diego) in a week! on June 17th! Pray for the successful completion of The Crucible this weekend!
ps - we are moving into a small one-bedroom apartment near Daniel's.
Neil & Julia Riley
2488 Hilton Head Place
El Cajon, CA