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@  artlouis : (27 August 2014 - 11:36 AM) Code 7019
@  vet201060 : (26 August 2014 - 11:41 PM) Damn Post It Notes
@  vet201060 : (26 August 2014 - 11:41 PM) True That
@  Asiadaug : (26 August 2014 - 07:46 PM) I Have Yet To Deal With Any Piece Of Va That Isn't A Dysfunctional Mess...ebenefits, Claim Filing, Billing...and To Think Our Tax Dollars Are Used To Perpetuate That Calamity!
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@  GlassRose1500 : (26 August 2014 - 03:40 PM) Would Someone Add Smc Housbound Plus Smc A&a Regular And One Smc K For Me? I Can't Seem To Do That Math!
@  Notorious Kelly : (26 August 2014 - 03:12 PM) Ebenefits Is Not A Thermometer In The Rectum Of Your Claim; It Is A Post-It Note That May Or Not Be Updated Or Accurate. Try Not To Obsess ;)
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@  vet201060 : (26 August 2014 - 10:00 AM) Went From Pending Decision Approval To Review Of Evidence Today, I Need To Stop Looking At It. Drives You Crazy Waiting
@  GlassRose1500 : (25 August 2014 - 09:30 PM) @coriemboh I Get My Best Claim Advice Here, But My Dav Guy Gets The Best Intel Once The Claim Is Filed
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 08:57 PM) The Average Processing Time Is 9 Months More Or Less. Every Time I Call The 800#, I Get A Different Answer. Goe, Roe....make Up Your Mind!
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 08:56 PM) I Just Want To Know Ballpark Figure Of How Much Longer My Claim Will Take. The Bills Are Piling Up. Adds To My Anxiety And Depression. Sure Wish I Could Tell Bill Collectors The Same Things Va Tells Me!
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 08:54 PM) @glassrose1500-No, I Don't. I Put In For Representation A Few Days Ago, But I'm Sure That End Won't Pan Out Until The Claim Is Closed.
@  GlassRose1500 : (25 August 2014 - 12:11 PM) Would Appreciate Feedback On My Smc Draft - Posted In The Smc Section! Tkx!
@  GlassRose1500 : (25 August 2014 - 12:04 PM) @coriemboh - Do You Have A Service Rep You Can Call? They Usually Have More Info...
@  coriemboh : (25 August 2014 - 11:16 AM) Called The 800 # To Check Status Of Claim. Really Frustrated With The Lack Of Information.
@  vet201060 : (25 August 2014 - 10:12 AM) Just Checked Ebenefits And Claim Was Pending Decision Approval And Then Checked Few Minutes After That And Now Prep For Decision. Drives Me Crazy
@  coriemboh : (24 August 2014 - 10:00 PM) Anyone Else Having A Hard Time With Evet Updates? Mine Is Taking Forever!





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From: 10 Years Ago Today 9/11/2011

Posted by Tbird , 11 September 2011 · 823 views

On 9-11 I was out of my house, rarely happens. A good friend Vietnam Veteran had a run in with some crazy woman while he was driving home the day before. So about 6:30 that morning I left the house to go to the grocery store and buy a box of pastries and two white carnations for him. I figured I'd take it to his house as a peace offering, a little joke between us.

As I was checking out at the grocery store I was looking outside and heard one clerk remark to another what a beautiful day it was. I left the store and stopped outside looked up and around and really took in what a beautiful clear morning it was. I chastised myself for always being so negative and told myself what a beautiful day it was and I was so glad I was enjoying the morning and being outside.

I showed up and knocked on my friends door, he opened the door in his boxer shorts and his cell phone to his ear. He said a plane just hit the World Trade Tower.

I went in and we watched together as it unfolded. We were not panicked perhaps we were in shock, perhaps it's the PTSD. It was interesting to watch him we are similar in our PTSD as I watched him move and react I remembering thinking he looks like me in a big man suit.

I thought the first plane could not be an accident, because the day was so clear who could miss the World Trade Towers boring down on them. When the second plane hit there was no doubt in our minds that we were under attack.

I quickly got on his computer and changed the homepage of HadIt.com to reflect we were under attack and all the emergency numbers I could find. Our home page in 9/11 from the web archives http://ow.ly/6r6o7

After the second plane hit I thought I was very numb, until the Pentagon got hit and then I discovered I had whole other layer of numb.

The Pentagon hit took us both both off guard, it just seemed like one impossible thing to believe after another.

We watched for several hours and then I went home and watched and watched and watchedů

Source: 10 Years Ago Today




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