The VA gave me an excuse and an offer. The excuse: last summer 2 Optometrists quit at the Cumberland Valley facility and they chose not to replace them thinking patients would move to Civilian Providers. The offer: to start the paperwork letting me move to a Civilian Provider while allowing me to keep my VA pricing benefit. I said: Start the Paperwork. This is evidently what they wanted to happen, however they failed in their promulgation of this information to Veterans. My PCP hasn't changed, just the eye work.
A Big Thanks!! to my Readers for giving my books Good Reviews. I haven't figured out how to shoot off fireworks around photos yet on the new version of Blogger so words will have to do for now.
I have the Central Air on because the humidity is already wretchedly high.
Last evening I spent some time with Nick Baker learning about the forests of Scotland.
The setting for Dun Adair is important. At first I thought of locating the castle in the Upland Oakwoods. I found something about the Pedunculate Oak intriguing. In the end, I chose the Wet Woodlands since they surround Lochs. Now my characters will be moving beneath Alder, Downy Birch, and Willow trees, and... of course, in the Wet Woodlands there is... fog.
By now everybody's read, or heard what Mad Dog Mattis has to say about the Idiot Jerk in the White House. That shrieking sound you might be hearing is every molecule of air rushing out of Republican lungs at a high rate of speed. I liked the bit where he said this president is using Nazi tactics to divide America. Can you hear those Republican screams? They're growing louder daily. Wisely, Mattis did not specifically call him a Nazi. That would be an instant failure since no one can be as bad as Hitler. He did, however, use the term Nazi Tactics. This administration has just lurched into a death spiral. The stampede will begin shortly.