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Old 05-31-2008, 11:14 PM
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My front balcony container plantings are attracting hummingbirds :cloud9:

I just finished making my monthly "carcass soup" (it'll still simmer for a few hours before eating) and it's perfectly seasoned and is gonna taste amazing I just know it! :cloud9:

My SO insists on doing all the laundry every weekend and I never have to touch it :cloud9:
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Lauri D has been posting more the last few days. I have missed her. :bigglomp:
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:07 AM
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Our house rocks!
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:59 PM
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:blush: :vibes:

One more... I have a terrible summer cold BUT since I made homemade chicken soup on Saturday I'm prepared! :yup:
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:29 PM
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Soup while watching the humming brids come by...

What could be any sweeter in life?
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Our house rocks!
You gotted it?

You closeded and everting?

You moveded?

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Old 06-03-2008, 12:20 AM
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I got my disability claim from the VA today. I'm getting $230 per month, tax-free, for the rest of my life. Or for until the government collapses. Whichever comes first.

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Old 06-03-2008, 01:21 AM
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Psychosis pays pretty well, it would seem.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:22 AM
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:muahaha:

But, seriously, yeah you can claim any old health issue. No I don't need a wheelchair or anything. Just cash. Monthly cheques make the pain go away.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:24 AM
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If it's not too rude a question, ES, what is your disability? Is it psychiatric?
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:26 AM
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No, I never claimed the mental stuff. I swear I should have (free zyban for life? yes please!) but every time they asked me how I was feeling in that department, my knee-jerk reaction was always "fine, just fine!" No, I just have a couple middling health things that everybody my age and older suffers from, which I won't get into the gory details.
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I need to look into this disability thing.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:28 AM
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Well, whatever it is, I hope it doesn't give you too many problems. Look after yourself :hug:
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No, srsly you guys! This is the gush and babble thread. It's about the MONEY, not the disability. Trust me, I'm not getting a decal for my car. I'm FINE.

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heh..I'd be fine if I was getting $230 / month in addition to my wages. Congrats!
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Oh, I forgot. Surveyor came around to value my flat today for mortgage-to-rent. He seems quite pleased with the condition of the property. It sounds promising. I might just get to stay in my flat yet :pleased:
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Good show ES! I messed up my back while on active duty and went through the whole process. Their initial evaluation of my condition was for 20%, (the standard first time offer people on a medical hold), which equates to about almost $120.00 a month tax free for the rest of my life. I could have appealed the medical review boards decision, spent another 6 months in the medical hold unit and certainly have gotten more. I was too anxious to get out of the military at the time so I signed the papers and accept it. My daughter was just 4 months old at the time and I was too anxious to get back HOME-HOME to them. Here in Tennessee where I was raised, grew up, and had several old friends.

I've been told by an Army Sergeant I met that I can always go back and be reevaluated since the hearing loss I suffered in the military working on a flight deck around screaming jet engines 24/7 was never considered into the equation on my disability claim.

I got a lump sum payment initially for around $10,000 which equated to about 10 years worth of disability payments. When that 10 year time frame was up, I started to receive my monthly checks now, which barely covers my water bill each month....but hey! It's something!

However, I had planned on staying on active duty, putting my 20 years in, and drawing a partial pension for the rest of my life. Got to the 6 year mark almost, and then suffered a massive back injury and was given the choice of having surgery which would have been fusing several vertebrate back together, and POSSIBLY return to active duty, or NOT have the surgery and take a medical discharge.

I chose the latter.

Not that it's any of my buisness, but did you receive a lump sum payment for your medical condition?

Just curious.

I'm still toying with the idea of going back in and having a reevaluation done that could possibly increase my monthly disability pay from them.

Oh..AND ANOTHER good thing that came out of it. I get to claim myself as a disabled veteran with my employer WHICH gives me MANY legal rights when/if they ever have a layoff or try to railroad my out of the company under the *At-Will* employment laws here in Tennessee.

Little do they know there are FEDERAL laws to help protect/secure your current employment with a disability status, whether it's from the military, or the Social Security Administration.

The Personnel Manager almost shit her pants when I filled that out after I had been hired when they required us to update our employment history they do here on a routine yearly basis.
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Caligukid is reading about every other small word, and a couple of interesting bigger ones ("weasel"). It's about as exciting as can be.
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My ex-boss.. the one before this last one.. the cunt that hurt me really bad :backstabber: and also left the position in such a mess out of spite that the next office manager almost walked out 2 weeks into the job :overwork: (The cunt left emails on her work outlook account detailing all of this :facepalm:)... would like her job back now that her new job has her working 6 to 7 full + days a week and the price of gas :dollah: has gone sky high :spend: (she has to drive 40 min each way in her gas hog of a vehicle).

She won't be getting her job back. Not that I had anything to do with that. :innocent2:

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I've been told by an Army Sergeant I met that I can always go back and be reevaluated...
Yes, you can. Do it now! Every month that goes by you are losing your money. Your claim starts when you file it, they won't backdate it to when you left the army.

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Not that it's any of my buisness, but did you receive a lump sum payment for your medical condition?
Nope, just the monthly check. Not that I am complaining!

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I'm still toying with the idea of going back in and having a reevaluation done that could possibly increase my monthly disability pay from them.
DO IT!

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Oh..AND ANOTHER good thing that came out of it. I get to claim myself as a disabled veteran with my employer WHICH gives me MANY legal rights when/if they ever have a layoff or try to railroad my out of the company under the *At-Will* employment laws here in Tennessee.
I know, it's awesome, huh? ;)
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