Thursday, May 24, 2012

"How ARE You Walking?"

Funny posed yesterday to Soldier by the VA doc doing his paperwork...and he was dead serious.  Seems that there is WAY more going on in Soldier's spine than we were being let on about.  And the VA doc is a little on the furious side.  This could be a good thing I guess, but leaves us wondering what else we don't know about.

There comes that "adventure" from the previous post...good thing I've learned to roll with the punches I suppose.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

What's Life Without A Little Adventure....

My new motto apparently.  We begin again with the drama of getting the Spousal Unit medically retired; seems some genius in Germany did the wrong set of paperwork...naturally.  So it all starts anew, only the RIGHT way this time.

In the meantime we've been weighing the options available to us.  Buy a place here and saddle ourselves with a mortgage OR stick to the land in Nevada (completely raw) and slowly build as we can afford it.  Of course it ALL hinges on J-O-B-S for me and the Spousal Unit.  He's eligible for a lot of the gov't jobs in both places because of his whole disabled Veteran status.  I'm eligible as a spouse but not for as much.  Pros and cons are being discussed in depth and it's looking as if Nevada is currently on the winning side.

Now it's just a matter of when/where/how/if...too many questions to be answered and all those answers hinge on the US Army...frightening, no?

Oh, yeah...we arrived safe and sound in the Ozarks, got all our junk (way too much stuff, I admit) and have the kiddos settled in.  Even though I'm applying everywhere I can, no job offers have been forthcoming (making the decision to leave all the more easy).
The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. --Edmund Burke