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I hope you signed-up for Social Security Disability. If you haven't, do it.
I'd never even thought of that until just a few days ago. My good friend JR suggested it. I figgered I couldn't do such a thing until I was to turn 62, which will occur in late December 2019. I also figgered to do so three years before I turn 65 would reduce my Social Security benefits when I finally do turn 65.

I want to go back to work. I got my CPAP machine today. I am not too many minutes as of this hour to firing it up for its maiden voyage. I miss not being able to buy the things I want. I also have to think a few seconds before buying the things I really do need. My dad is keeping me afloat. It's embarrassing. I take pride in my work, even though I'm "just" a truck driver.

Being out of work makes me feel like shih-tzu. I can't go anywhere. I can't do anything. I have no money. I feel worthless. I feel useless. I am acutely aware that I'm unproductive. I know I'm helping no free-market company earn any profit. I'd make a very poor welfare recipient, would I not?
 
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I'd never even thought of that until just a few days ago. My good friend JR suggested it. I figgered I couldn't do such a thing until I was to turn 62, which will occur in late December 2019. I also figgered to do so three years before I turn 65 would reduce my Social Security benefits when I finally do turn 65.

I want to go back to work. I got my CPAP machine today. I am not too many minutes as of this hour to firing it up for its maiden voyage. I miss not being able to buy the things I want. I also have to think a few seconds before buying the things I really do need. My dad is keeping me afloat. It's embarrassing. I take pride in my work, even though I'm "just" a truck driver.

Being out of work makes me feel like shih-tzu. I can't go anywhere. I can't do anything. I have no money. I feel worthless. I feel useless. I am acutely aware that I'm unproductive. I know I'm helping no free-market company earn any profit. I'd make a very poor welfare recipient, would I not?
IF, your doctor says you're disabled and fills out the paper work and sends it in, you should be good. I did everything on my own so a lawyer wouldn't get a percentage for life. I'm 25% whole body disabled, so I got mine at 57.

Are you collecting any type of money ?
 
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IF your doctor says you're disabled, fills out the paper work and sends it in, you should be good.

Are you collecting any type of money?
I told my doctor that I wanted to get back to work as soon as possible. He said he'd fit me with a CPAP machine that would make the DOT happy up and down the walls, and up and down the halls. I used mine for the very first time last night. I really do feel much better this morning. I fell out at 0830 PDT; the machine will upload the data generated last night at around 0930 to my account at ResMed (the maker of the machine). I slept much better last night than I usually do. Had to get up at 0430 to entertain the porcelain, which a great many men over 50 must do at least once per night. Just once for me. I discovered that I have to get up about four hours in to blow my nose. It's always either plugged or is not flowing very well. Once I'd given the old schnozz a good clearing, I was able to breathe better and slept another four hours.

I'm collecting no public money. My dad is keeping me afloat. He told me over the phone a few weeks ago that he didn't save his money for years and years for his later life. He saved it for his kids if they ever needed money-- as I have in these last several months. My mom and dad had four kids. I lost my older sister in May 1988. My dad has been very attentive to the needs of his three remaining kids ever since then. He's paid-off my younger sister's credit card to the tune of $44,000 in 2000 or so. He's helped my younger brother through his $150,000 divorce a number of years ago. He's helped me over several financial bumps over the last dozen years or so, the latest being $20,000 since around July 1. He's giving to me his Mercedes because I do not have a car and he rarely ever drives it. It's a mint-condition 1995 S420 with about 60,000 miles on it. His eyes no longer work very well for nighttime driving, so he has just about no need for it. I've had no car since July 3, so I have a 100% need for it. He says I can't get a job until I have transportation to get to it, so he's giving me his car. I found no reason to complain...
 
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I told my doctor that I wanted to get back to work as soon as possible. He said he'd fit me with a CPAP machine that would make the DOT happy up and down the walls, and up and down the halls. I used mine for the very first time last night. I really do feel much better this morning. I fell out at 0830 PDT; the machine will upload the data generated last night at around 0930 to my account at ResMed (the maker of the machine). I slept much better last night than I usually do. Had to get up at 0430 to entertain the porcelain, which a great many men over 50 must do at least once per night. Just once for me. I discovered that I have to get up about four hours in to blow my nose. It's always either plugged or is not flowing very well. Once I'd given the old schnozz a good clearing, I was able to breathe better and slept another four hours.

I'm collecting no public money. My dad is keeping me afloat. He told me over the phone a few weeks ago that he didn't save his money for years and years for his later life. He saved it for his kids if they ever needed money-- as I have in these last several months. My mom and dad had four kids. I lost my older sister in May 1988. My dad has been very attentive to the needs of his three remaining kids ever since then. He's paid-off my younger sister's credit card to the tune of $44,000 in 2000 or so. He's helped my younger brother through his $150,000 divorce a number of years ago. He's helped me over several financial bumps over the last dozen years or so, the latest being $20,000 since around July 1. He's giving to me his Mercedes because I do not have a car and he rarely ever drives it. It's a mint-condition 1995 S420 with about 60,000 miles on it. His eyes no longer work very well for nighttime driving, so he has just about no need for it. I've had no car since July 3, so I have a 100% need for it. He says I can't get a job until I have transportation to get to it, so he's giving me his car. I found no reason to complain...


How very nice of your Dad. My parents always helped us kids (2).

I'd still sign up for Social Security. Don't forget, that's YOUR money and you should get it before any illegal gets it for nothing..
 
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. . . that's YOUR money and you should get it before any illegal gets it for nothing...
My God, but do you have that right! I suppose I can do it when I get home. I'll have about two weeks to chill with 500 channels and the 2" ribeye steaks my dad buys at Costco whenever my brother and I fly in for our occasional visits to Six Actual. I'm still in Nevada; I have to get the flights booked, and my billet squared-away and locked-down for my absence. So much to do; so little time to do it all...
 
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This thread has drifted so far from its original direction. I have no problem with that.

I discovered a Bergara B-14 HMR in 6.5mm Creedmoor in lefthand at Scheels the other day. $950. I had no idea lefty Bergaras were even to be had. I got in touch with Modular Driven Technologies and asked if they made a lefty chassis for it. Turns out MDT does because the Bergara action copies the Remington M700 footprint. How convenient! Such a wonderful thing.

My friend from high school has a B-14 in .308Win. He sent me some links from Bergara USA. My eyes began to tear-up when I saw how many models are available. We lefthanders break down like children when we find a company has made available something for us. So the Howa M1500 is now yesterday's news. We're getting a lefty Bergara of at least one tier above the bottom models once I am back to work and can afford it.
 

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