06 February 2014 @ 02:42 pm
Things that win  
1 - I finally have it in writing that my landlord has committed to 'carry out appropriate repairs in a reasonable time' with regards fixing my (still) leaking roof.

2 - Spoke to the boss of the letting agency and he's negotiated a £75 reduction of my rent until this is all fixed.

3 - I went to my ATOS appeal yesterday.


5 - I don't have to be reassessed by ATOS for another two years.

6 - I get a [livejournal.com profile] badfalcon next week.

7 - I get to go Nessie hunting with Cassie (and possibly Raintown) next week!

So basically? Things are looking pretty good today.

Of course the perfect flat fell through, and the only thing on the market right now in my price range is the one with the dealer up the stairs (he's not the problem, his customers are...) so I'm stuck in the hellhole for a little longer, but it can only be a matter of time, right?
Current Mood: hopeful
Current Music: The Civil Wars - From This Valley
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[identity profile] velvetwhip.livejournal.com on February 6th, 2014 03:40 pm (UTC)
YES!!!! You won your appeal!!!! *does a little jig*

[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
*twirls you around*
[identity profile] ishilde.livejournal.com on February 6th, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)

I am so glad things have started to turn up for you! And I'm confident you'll get out of there soon ♥♥

[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)

Thank you sweetie!
[identity profile] theron09.livejournal.com on February 6th, 2014 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm really glad to hear your good news! Here's hoping it's a sign of what's to come \o/
[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
*fingers crossed!*
[identity profile] mymatedave.livejournal.com on February 6th, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the ATOS appeal, the horror stories I've heard make this a very big win for you.
[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
I was genuinely stunned when the CAB rep came out with a smile on her face and the decision in her hand! Third time's the charm I guess!
[identity profile] badfalcon.livejournal.com on February 6th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
*twirls you round and round and round happily* CONGRATS ON THE APPEAL WIN. That is awesome and I'm pleased as punch and proud as fuck for and of you *twirls you more*

You will have a [livejournal.com profile] badfalcon in like 6 days. Did you get my email I forwarded you from the hotel about the roadworks and diversions and stuff?

I love the 'adventures in monster hutning' tag!
[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
*spins you round like a mad and crazy thing*

I did indeed get the email - how is that going to affect getting to Mad Hatters d'you think?
[identity profile] smhwpf.livejournal.com on February 6th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
OMG, that is awesome! ATOS can die in a fire, but thank goodness the appeals system at least works somewhat.

Have fun Nessie-hunting!
[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
Oh the whole ATOS system sucks like a brand new vacuum cleaner! This is my third attempt at getting through the appeals system (you know what I'm like, it's taken me this long to get myself into the mindset where I could actually go to it)

Gotta say, the CAB special advisory service are fantastic. They're not allowed to actually answer the questions for me during the appeal but they told the doctor and lawyer which sections I was appealing on and that meant I wasn't rambling about every single thing and contradicting myself inadvertently.
[identity profile] draconin.livejournal.com on February 6th, 2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
Congrats! Very glad to hear that you've had some good breaks for once. :-) Best wishes for the search for new digs.
[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you honey! And yes, I'm totally taking the advice of your icon.

[identity profile] sparrow2000.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the great outcome to the appeal hon, and it's great that you've got such a great visit and Nessie hunting! to look forward to :)

Fingers crossed that the flat situation will get resolved very soon.

Sending you as many good vibes as I can

[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you honey! It's been a long road to get here and it really didn't feel like I was going to make it a lot of the time, but I did and a lot of that is down to having you guys here cheerleading for me *glomps*
[identity profile] thedothatgirl.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 09:06 am (UTC)
Woot !

Wonderful list of positive things to be happy about. It's long overdue.

[identity profile] whiskyinmind.livejournal.com on February 7th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)

y'never know, I might even get myself to a state where I can contemplate that vid collaboration... (The Who original I think, 'cos although I love the covers, there's something about Daltry's voice that fits Clint's angst better)

Of course, I don't actually *have* The Who's version, but I can find it somewhere I guess!
[identity profile] thedothatgirl.livejournal.com on February 10th, 2014 02:51 pm (UTC)
That would be good - I'm kind of flailing a little with vids - either I don't feel particularly motivated or the good idea needs me to look through 15 seasons worth of episodes :(