The VA never ceases to amaze me. . .
Sean has two appointments on Monday in Sioux Falls and an appointment Tuesday for his PTSD group at 5:30 PM. I requested lodging for Monday night so we don't have to drive 6 hours two days in a row.
The VA denied the request for lodging as the Tuesday appointment is so late in the day it does not meet the criteria for lodging.
So, let me get this straight, you would rather pay us 3 times the amount in mileage for travel that it would cost you to pay for lodging? That is silly.
But hey, we'll come out ahead on this business deal.
We do have the option of appealing to the person in charge of travel on Monday when she is back in the office. That means we would have to be packed and prepared "in case" she approves lodging, if she doesn't, then we're packed and prepared for nothing.
Sean is not going to be a happy camper. . . .any volunteers to explain this to him?
UPDATE: Awesome. . . We decided with Sean's busy week to just attend Monday's appointments and cancel Tuesday's appointments. Today, an extremely crabby lady called to chew me out for missing our lodging. Sweet.