Category Archives: Independent Living Program

THE ILP BIBLE

In keeping with my frequent filer habits and being fearful that those poor souls down to the  Seattle VARO VR&E section have nothing to read in the library, I took pity on them and gave them an opportunity to exercise … Continue reading

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THANK YOU vA

On behalf of myself and the crew here at ASKNOD (Cupcake, Joe Average Vet,horse, goat, feral kitty and two dogs), I wish to thank the vA for the new computer and peripherals which were installed by their IT technician. Everything … Continue reading

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NW HABITAT FOR HUMIDITY

While the rest of the world swelters, we in the Northwest seem destined to rust. With all the rain and cloudy days here, our temperatures have plummeted into the high 50s to the low sixties. Cupcake had to knit little … Continue reading

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ILP– What about the Greenhouse?

Into everyone’s life a little rain must fall. My VRE case worker and I-he who granted me the computer-had a meet and greet this morning. He declined my offer of coffee laced with hemlock. He quickly started circling the wagons … Continue reading

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ILP Computer and Peripherals

Apparently VA gets good deals on certain computers. This go around they are pushing Dells. Here’s the email from the VA’s IT guy: Okay Here is the computer and the extras.  I can send them in as soon as I … Continue reading

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Independent Living Program Results

As you may know, the VA granted my ILP request for a computer and the peripherals. As rarely as this may happen, and from what I can gather, it’s becoming increasingly so. Oddly, the VA did not put any strictures … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is Coming To Town

At 1500 hrs yesterday what should my wondering eyes behold but the ILP Information Technology guru named Jim minus his 12 prancing reindeer. Saturday, ladies and gentlemen. Saturday. VA doesn’t work on Saturday. Of even more interest, VA does everything … Continue reading

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VA CALLED TODAY

My Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor called me this afternoon and informed me that my DRO decision was positive and I am to be awarded a computer with all peripherals including Dragonspeak. It will be a dockable model to permit portability when … Continue reading

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vARO–Waiting For Mr. Goodbar

Diane privately emailed me to inform my site has been invaded by a merry prankster/hacker. All my capital Vs have been reduced to lower case whenever vA is used. Relax Diane. I did it. If vA insists on treating us … Continue reading

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Green vs. Black Berets

I have two rules. Rule #1- I am here to win my claim Rule #2- If denied, refer back to Rule #1 7/28/89 I was at the VAMC in American Lake last week and saw a young Army soldier with … Continue reading

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