Monday, June 30, 2008

Just stuff

Okay so I've had a lot of people asking what is going on with us moving or whatever we are doing, so here goes...

As most of you know David was fired a while back, so in looking for a new job for him we found out that because he is a disabled veteran he can (hopefully) get vocational rehabilitation and may be able to go into a different job field.

We believe this would be the best thing for him because within the last year or two his back has been progressively getting worse and continues to bother him. He has a herniated disk in his back which is aggravated by walking for long periods of time or whenever he lifts heavy objects.

So what he would like to ultimately do (when he "grows up" as he likes to say) is to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology, which is a very hands on job and yet not the "grunt work" as my father so eloquently puts it.

That is where Voc Rehab comes in. They have to decide if David could potentially work in the same field he worked in at the hospital or if he needs to be trained in a different area. Basically they want to get him into a job with the least amount of money out of their pocket as possible. So they may not like the idea of putting him through 4 years of college when they could potentially put him through another program for cheaper.

So right now we have an appointment to talk with a Voc rehab counselor in Boise on the 10th of July and if all goes the way we would like, we will be moving to Cheney, Wa so David can go to school at Eastern Washington University. If we get the funding from the VA, David will have all his tuition paid for along with books, fees, and whatever else he needs (like a laptop that the program requires him to have) and we will get help with living expenses as well.

Hopefully all will go well... I will post when I know more. Just ask if you have any questions I am more than happy to answer :)

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Thanks for the update! Hope all goes well on the 10th I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

:)R

Are You Serious! said...

♡ I hope that you guys are able to get the funding! That would be wonderful! :)

The Muries said...

Well good luck with all that. How sweet would that be to not have to pay for it? I tell you I hope it all works out.