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#1 Sam


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:45 AM

Well I received my papers that I will be going for my hearing in front of a judge for disability. I hope this time it goes through. It has been going on since 2003 I have had a lawyer from day one. My finger tips on my right hand have started to harden up it feels very weird and I can't leave it alone. But I better I guess.

I have been busy with the planning of an educational day plus we got hit by a tornado on June 5th. Our home did suffer some damage but we are lucky to have our home. Others nearby lost their homes plus their barns, It has been awful to see those who lost everything but the community has been there and has been great. We had a lot of tree damage so my roof does need to be placed. Today the adjuster is supposed to be here, it will be our second one. I can't believe tomorrow it will be a week that it had happen. It was very scary and we had no idea it was coming. Our electricity went out half an hour before we got hit. My stepson had called and said that we should take cover. I am glad he did. We had no sirens no nothing to let us know it was coming. Yes it does sound like a train. Well I have to go I have so much to do.

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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:14 AM

Hi Sam,

Wow, my sympathies to you on having your home hit by a tornado!

I'm glad you have a disability hearing scheduled. I hope that it goes well this time, and that it finally goes through.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:00 AM

Hey Sam, good luck!!!!! :emoticon-hug:
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:07 AM

Good luck with your hearing Sam, hope the outcome is as it should be for you!

Really sorry to hear about the tornado, glad to hear you made it through reasonably well, all things considered. Glad to hear the community has rallied together nicely to help the others less fortunate.
Sending good wishes your way!

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:45 AM

Sam, sorry to hear that your home suffered some of the damages of the tornado that went South of us directly towards your place. Our kids bought us a small weather station and it lets us know when something is going on weather wise that we need to watch out for.
I sure hope your disability goes through. Seven years back pay with your lawyer getting a big sum of that. But, at least hopefully you will have better medical coverage and a bit of compensation to boot. Keep in touch.
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#6 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

Hello Sam

I can't even imagine what it's like to fight 7 years for benefits and although I remember the fear of watching tornado warnings on TV and the drills at school I never (thankfully!) saw a real tornado.

I hope you are successful in getting benefits and that your house is repaired soon.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:14 PM

WOW, Sam......a tornado and a hearing in front of a judge. I will keep you in my thoughts. Glad to hear no one was hurt.

Take care, Everyone.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:19 AM


Wishing you well at your hearing. I hope you are approved this time. I am also glad you didn't suffer too much damage from the tornado. It must have been so frightening. There seems to be so many more natural disasters these days. I live on the coast and always worry about hurricanes when the season comes around. So far we've been lucky.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 03:49 AM

Wow, are you stoic, with Oh by the way, our house was hit by a tornado. Yikes.

Well I'm glad you are okay but what a pain to have to replace your roof.

Hopefully that hearing will go alright and at least one worry will be gone.