We're in heaven, down here in South Carolina watching our two grandsons this weekend while their parents are away. We've done all kinds of fun things with them, including letting them stay up past their bedtimes while enjoying Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. (Don't tell their parents!).
One thing I've been working on getting all my retirement paperwork filed is my application to the Veterans Administration (VA) for follow on medical care post retirement for some issues and injuries I attained while on active duty.
I filled out the required paperwork, sent them a certified copy of my medical record and was told they'd contact me via letter in a month or two. One place on the form required an alternate address, so I put down our daughter's address here in South Carolina. We have not yet obtained our South Dakota address, we're waiting until the house is sold. I used our Virgina home as my present abode and mailing address.
Today, Marti got the mail from our daughter's mailbox and lo and behold there were two letters addressed to me from the VA. The first told me my claim was being processed and I had to send them various documents withing 30 days proving my injuries and medical issues, as well as my discharge document, known as the DD-214. I have not yet received the DD-214 because I have not yet been discharged until the end of this month. The second letter was telling me I now have two medical appointments of the several I'll need at the VA hospital right here in Columbia, South Carolina, instead of near my present home in Virginia! Oops!
I have to admire how well the VA has acted on my application, but I'll be making some phone calls next week to straighten things out. I'm not used to a government agency working this quickly, it's a refreshing change. :c)
On the house sale front, we've had six or seven realtors bringing buyers through the house, but no offers yet. We are getting really peeved at our own realtors whom we have not heard anything from in over a week. We had sent them an email early last week listing what we were expecting of them. They have installed a lock box on our front door that requires a showing realtor to swipe a card that automatically sends their name and email address to our realtors, who then send them an email (with a copy to us) of what their impression of our home was.
We've not received any emails like they are supposed to send, so come Monday there will be some serious conversations between us and the realtors. They are not performing like they promised and we are going to see about firing them. For all we know, there could have been an offer on the house, sent to them as the listing realtor and we'd not have known anything.
Such is life, we're in a holding pattern and are still optimistic that all things will work out at the proper time. We're counting our blessing and looking forward to fulltiming and visiting the grandsons (and granddaughters) whenever and for as long as we want.
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