Thursday, December 22, 2011
Want to know where your tax dollars go on a daily basis??? I have been on the phone for three hours with veteran affairs for moms beneficiary benefits. H=SHe has been getting since last July, but they sent me a letter telling me she is not eligible, has never received them!! Would I like an application?????????????????
THey sent this form letter with 12 pages of forms that I have filled out twice and mailed to them per their request right after my surgery, (literally two days later) and again in November. They even sent back the envelope(used and stamped in every spot imaginable) that I mailed it all to them the last time!!!
I have this image in my head of somebody like Don Knotts in a teensy tiny closet-like office, painted green of course, with boat-load of rubber stamps, lifting them, stampin' and a poundin' on every inch of my papers!!
All but one page was actually filled out by Dd and the Veterans Affairs field agent in my moms bedroom at assisted living in September,, she then sent me all of it back in November to fill out moms expenses and income, which I did and returned the whole kit and caboodle. Back it comes yesterday, with this form letter,,INCLUDING MY USED ENVELOPE!! Thick?????
I started calling Detroit, two people and 92 minutes later, I was referred to Indiana, nobody in the office,, they were in conferences, apparently all over Indianapolis,, so finally I get a call back c=from nice lady and she gives me her personal phone number, addy to return ALL OF THE PAPERS TO HER , SO SHE CAN SEND THEM TO THE ORIGINAL FIELD AGENT, IN you guessed it!! DETROIT!!
So now I will be making a trek to the post ofice, a deed that I would put right up there with gnawing my own foot off at the knee,,
methinks it will be next week..
(prayer to my Savior: Please God, put me in line behind the person who only wants one stamp and has the exACT CHANGE!!!!!!)
oH MYELANTA!! Yet another VA person called me just now to see what I wanted,, she has the desk right next to the woman I was on the phone with for 90 some minutes but did not know what was going on,, but they were all VERY NICE AND PATIENT!!
Not to be outdone, I got two credit card bills from the sam company, but one of them was not mine, but billed in my name,, terrific...
Tack on another four agents to talk to there, in about 90 minutes,, had to tell them I am not paying any more bills nor extra charges!!
ANybody ever read "The Peter Principle"??
I have been attempting to wrap DD Christmas gifts for over a week now, today is the day,, of course since yesterday was the shortest day of the year, today is not much better it is dark at 3:30pm!! Got to be up and at 'em at 3 am..
I wish my calories burned at the same rate as my life does: Warp speed!!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
For those who inquire,,, my new laptop is an HP with 4GB/ 640RAM of hard drive, built-in webcam, Windows & package,, Lots of little things to use too.. I have Wifi router to use too,, my printer is wireless, so now I am utilizing those capabilities. I jsut registered my Staples rewards for the rebate,, instant rebate was $150 off,, Will get $50 in store credit added to present form ink and paper to make a big purchase later...
Of course, they want you to buy anti virus software,etc, but I already knew there is a great FREE software program to download for anybody that works better than norton.. have it on my desktop!!
I think I got a great deal at $429!! A couple years ago my boss bought hers (Acer with 2GB, 320 RAM.. for $399. Mine has Intel core, hers does not,, big difference...
i am very easy on electronic things and I was going to buy a portable DVD player after Christmas anyway, about $50-90!! Glad I can use this on our trips and be in touch,, am going to consider getting basic Skype to talk to other Skype friends...
anybody out there a Skyper??? I'm all for getting a free product!!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
For the woman who resisted touch tone phones until fifteen years ago, I bought a laptop this afternoon! My co-worker, Zach, went with me to buy it, and started everything up for me. I am so bad at these things. I can push send and end, on my Dd tracphone and that is a biggie for me!
I finally decided that I want my connections when I leave town or am waiting endlessly for something,,
I will be able to take it with my next summer and can watch DVD's and print pics or whatever to my home printer from anywhere!! The wonders of science!!!! I was going to buy a portable DVD player after Christmas, but this was $200 off the price with extra rewards, so I got what I wanted and am happy!
Three more workdays and I can relax somewhat!! I am praying for those who are not as fortunate as I am this year,, I have been there, know how it is.. takes a lot of time and very hard work to make things happen for the better in ones' life...
Monday, December 19, 2011
Started working a couple more hours a day this week,, not too bad, but not as nice as NOT working.. Those darned little things called bills, they demand I work though..
Our dusting of snow yesterday was our second fall,, the first was a five inch blizzard Dec 1, but that is long gone.. tonight and tomorrow is freezing rain and then maybe some snow to top it off for driving. that week long vacation next August is sounding better all the time.. Lake Superior, here we come!
Sunday, December 18, 2011
snow, cold, winter,ice, no sun, longjohns, astronomical heating bills.. OH!! It's winter in Michigan!!!
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