Mine too... had planned to spend most of this week finishing up a couple of projects for the market tomorrow....ain't gonna happen. I did get to ork a bit on Monday, but the rest of the week Dianne had doctor's appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and today I have to gather the cats to take back to the shelter... they've taken to using the sofa as a litter box and have likely ruined it to the point it will have to be discarded.My lathe is sending me vibes that it misses me.
Don I've had VA admin in the shop as customers and lately a couple who brought in a piece saw I am a vewt and realized I have some issues. They were trying to be very helpful with benefit info. Good to see the VA being so pro active.working on my accreditation as a Veterans service officer. It involves taking an online courses and several tests with the end goal to further help veterans understand the various programs available to them. It isa lot of work but the end results. Right now there are no arrcedited american Legion service officer in the state of Arizona. WE have 3 service officer at our post and all three of us are working on becoming accredited. I also have a color guard practice tomorrow. Sundy will be the usual church and working the Bingo in the afternoon .
Dave they are getting better. Actually I have been a Service officer for over a year, this is just a way to get me up to speed on the numerous programs available to vets and allow me to further helps vets. The VA system is a very complex system and hard for most people to understand. By becoming fully accredited I will have access to tools I was not allowed to use prior to my accreditaion.VA being so pro active.
I'm also a VET but in relatively good health, in spite of needing the valve job next week.... I figure that there a lot of other VETs out there that need the VA far more than I do.... we MUST take care of our veterans.Don I've had VA admin in the shop as customers and lately a couple who brought in a piece saw I am a vewt and realized I have some issues. They were trying to be very helpful with benefit info. Good to see the VA being so pro active.
Chuck, I'll tell you the same thing I tell other vets, don't think that if you don't use the benefits you are entitled to that you are taking away from other vets, that's not true. The more vets who are enrolled in the system the higher the level of funded the VA receives. If you have heart issue than by all mean get ahold of a Veterans service officer and talk to them , Heart issues can very easily be cause to toxic chemicals and if there is a connection to something you were exposed to when you were serving your country then you are entitled to some sort of compensation. Don't wait talk to someone right away not only for your own good but also for your family.I figure that there a lot of other VETs out there that need the VA far more than I do