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 Post subject: Wish me luck!
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:46 pm 
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I have to make a 200+ mile round trip Friday to see an eye doctor. I'm trying to get an increase in my military disability pension that would make almost a $450.00 increase in my monthly income. I really don't understand why I have to make the trip but when the government is involved... ;) I mean the local Veteran's Admin. has all the needed records. Still I may make a profit on the trip. A few years ago I had to take ~600 mile round trip for a knee issue and it cost me $60.00 round trip in gas and I got $260.00 in travel pay. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Wish me luck!
 Post Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:56 pm 
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Hope it all goes well for you Jay, enjoy the journey.

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Jay, I just saw on the Weather Channel where Wyoming is getting blasted with winter weather....snow, wind, and cold.

Is any of that affecting you? And what will your forecast be for Friday?

Stay safe....…..


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 Post subject: Re: Wish me luck!
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We had a snow storm a few days ago but it is mostly melted. Friday is supposed to be 39 and sunny.

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I am SO mad! I drove 201 miles for nothing. I got there only to be informed that the V.A. canceled the appointment. You would think that they would let me know.

On the bright side this is the first time I've taken my 2002 Mercury Sable for any distance on the highway. I set the cruise control at 70 MPH and left it there. I got 29.77 MPG. :)

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Wow! That really stinks!

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Ya, it does Steve. The funny thing is that when I got home I checked my mail and there was a letter confirming the appointment. I'll probably get the cancellation notice Monday, three days after the appointment. I DO think that the V.A. still owes me travel pay as I went on good faith. The travel pay won't be that much but more than I spent in gas. It really isn't the money but the principle. They sent me there and I went in good faith.

Still I liked the gas mileage. ;) A few years ago I had to drive to Cheyenne WY to see an orthopedic surgeon due to a knee issue. It was about 600 Miles round trip. At the time I was driving a 2000 little Dodge Neon and got 27 or 28 miles per gallon. I actually got better mileage with my current 2002 Mercury Sable LS. I think a lot of that is that the Mercury has cruise control. Here the interstates are 75 and 80 MPH. Since the car has 156,000 miles plus on it I set the cruise control to 70 MPH and left it there.

There was one good point on going to the clinic. The doctor even came out and talked to me saying they were sorry even though it was not their fault. He asked me what was going on and I outlined. He said that, once things are straightened out, I should have no problem getting my disability increase.

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