The Martinez VA

The couple of times I have headed to the VA it has been to the outpatient clinic in Oakland. They have all the basics of primary care including basic lab and xray. They can’t do anything fancy on the diagnostic side in rads, so I was afforded the opportunity to visit the much larger location in Martinez.

My choices were to get George to drive me or go to the Oakland site (south of me) to catch their shuttle bus to Martinez (north of me). Since my DH was willing to drive, why not have a comfortable ride?

The clinic was clean, well organized and running ahead of schedule. The woman who did my dexa scan has been working there since the mid-80s. The tech in immunizations “only” for 6-7 years. There maybe issues at other VAs, but at least this region seems to have it’s self together.

And, just so you didn’t think I was organized –

boxes 'o stuff

boxes ‘o stuff

The guys brought in a few boxes for me to peruse. Unpacked a few things, sent most of it back to the garage to be dealt with in the future. Since we are looking at more renovations later this year as well as repainting in a few rooms next week – it doesn’t make sense to load up the house with things that will just have to be moved/covered up/hauled back out…..

Actually – as long as it is safely in boxes…. it can stay in boxes…


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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