October 19, 2021

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  1. Hey John good news the wife and I finally received our stimulus check yesterday in the mail but to late to run to bank and deposit it. First time in over 50 years in receiving a government check that the President of the US needed to or wanted to sign check going out to the people. I remember back in the day when first joining the Military we had a Disbursing Officer with 2 Marines guards would come to the ship on first of the month and pay us in cash. they would ask how much you wanted to get paid that month or leave some on the books for saving. Also if my memory service me right what ever country we pulled into for R&R the Disbursing Officer would pay us in the currency of the Country which we was in. My first year being station in the Philippines we had to line up on first of the month to get paid. And then the Government decided they was going to start paying us monthly with checks. And the only place you could cash those checks was on the Base. I would always ask for dollars when cashing the check because the wife could take the dollars and get more Pesos in town then what was being exchanged on the Base.

    1. Mine is still not in my account. If they mailed it to me it’s going to my PO Box at the Embassy. It seems they should be able to just send those things. I read that the payments may be coming in the form of a Visa card. That’s fine with me. Just get it to me.

  2. Don’t feel left out UJ, he’ll we’re in Oklahoma and just now got our corona check. Heading your way next year for a couple of months vacation there since I’m now fully retired. Started drawing full ss plus my DOJ retirement along with a few other retirements haha. Heading back down to Central Texas in a few days to visit my folks Graves and will stop in Belton for a burger for sure. We plan on just traveling around when we get to the PI as the wife’s family is mostly gone now so who knows we may run into each other and I’ll buy the beer.

    1. If you’re getting a burger in Belton, be sure to go to Crow’s Burger just off 6th Street on Old Waco Road. Turn right just past the CEFCO station (I guess it’s still CEFCO) when coming from IH 35.
      As for coming to the PI, I’d be happy to see you down here in Calbayog. We have an airport for you to fly into and if you stay at the Ciriaco Hotel & Resort, they have a van that will pick you up if they know you are coming. It’s right across the street from me and Mango Lounge is really, really close to both. We’ll buy each other beers and maybe some tacos.

  3. John don’t fill left out the wife and I have not received are checks yet. From what I hear on News treasury is sending checks to people who earn less first and working their way up the list. They probable thought Lita could use her check more then you. As for Typhoons Calbayog is more save to live in then Eastern Samar which faces the Pacific where most storms come from also Calbayog has mountains around it to help slow down the winds. During Typhoons when the wife and I are not there her sister who keeps an eye on the house will open it to allow family and others in the Barangay to use it for shelter until the storm pass.

    1. I keep checking everyday. I’ll feel better about it once it arrives. I am glad to hear that I’m not the only one though.

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