whiskyinmind
06 February 2014 @ 02:42 pm
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.

4 - I... WON 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 Music: The Civil Wars - From This Valley
Current Mood: hopeful
 
 
whiskyinmind
03 December 2009 @ 02:31 pm
Having a really crap week so far. None of my graphics are working out and no matter how much I pack, my house is constantly full of *stuff* - I have a proper moving in date now, 15th December. So I'll definitlely be in by Christmas, but right now I might just end up hiring a skip and chucking all of my stuff in it.

Plus, sis has arranged for a mate of hers to come clear the garden at the house (for money) and he showed up yesterday. Apparently she's told him not to bother me and if there's any problems to contact her. She's done that so I don't have to deal with a complete stranger in my face which is good of her but... I get the feeling he might think I'm some kind of anti-social psycho killer, and also I spent all day yesterday and most of this morning hiding in my own house.

Sigh.

Question - which I hope there's a yes answer to - are there any new season 5 promo shots of the boys from SPN? I can only find the one Misha one anywhere, and while it's great, it's not that helpful when I'm making Sam and Dean centric banners for the S&B Awards.

Or, you know what would be good (and happy-making)? If you could all spam me here with your favourite pics of the boys. I'd rather they were Sam and Dean rather than Jared and Jensen, but I can work with anything.

Please?

To get you started: suit you... )

Also, since I've been posting from my phone the last week, I've not been online as such so please link me? *hugs flist*

ETA *bounces* so [livejournal.com profile] thedothatgirl and I both hit on the perfect song for Lindsey. We talked about it at the time, I ended up putting it onto the Tattoos of Memories fanmix, and now she's finsihed the vid she was going to make! Here it is! (Since I'm the library, I haven't actually seen it yet, but I have it on my pendrive and am going to go home and watch it asap!) Go. Watch it. Adore it. Tell her how much it rocks!
 
 
Current Mood: drained
Current Location: Computer # 6
Current Music: Christian Kane - Let Me Go
 
 
whiskyinmind
03 December 2009 @ 02:31 pm
Having a really crap week so far. None of my graphics are working out and no matter how much I pack, my house is constantly full of *stuff* - I have a proper moving in date now, 15th December. So I'll definitlely be in by Christmas, but right now I might just end up hiring a skip and chucking all of my stuff in it.

Plus, sis has arranged for a mate of hers to come clear the garden at the house (for money) and he showed up yesterday. Apparently she's told him not to bother me and if there's any problems to contact her. She's done that so I don't have to deal with a complete stranger in my face which is good of her but... I get the feeling he might think I'm some kind of anti-social psycho killer, and also I spent all day yesterday and most of this morning hiding in my own house.

Sigh.

Question - which I hope there's a yes answer to - are there any new season 5 promo shots of the boys from SPN? I can only find the one Misha one anywhere, and while it's great, it's not that helpful when I'm making Sam and Dean centric banners for the S&B Awards.

Or, you know what would be good (and happy-making)? If you could all spam me here with your favourite pics of the boys. I'd rather they were Sam and Dean rather than Jared and Jensen, but I can work with anything.

Please?

To get you started: suit you... )

Also, since I've been posting from my phone the last week, I've not been online as such so please link me? *hugs flist*

ETA *bounces* so [livejournal.com profile] thedothatgirl and I both hit on the perfect song for Lindsey. We talked about it at the time, I ended up putting it onto the Tattoos of Memories fanmix, and now she's finsihed the vid she was going to make! Here it is! (Since I'm the library, I haven't actually seen it yet, but I have it on my pendrive and am going to go home and watch it asap!) Go. Watch it. Adore it. Tell her how much it rocks!
 
 
Current Mood: drained
Current Location: Computer # 6
Current Music: Christian Kane - Let Me Go
 
 
whiskyinmind
19 November 2009 @ 02:45 pm
I've not been online much at all since the weekend, and not for the reasons I wanted that to be. I haven't moved yet, there's nothing wrong with the flat (apart from Scottish Gas taking a stupid amount of time to activate my account there and the central heating being gas fired...). There's something wrong with me. I've been (as I put it rather crudely in a text earlier today) unable to get too far from a bucket or a bathroom in the last five days. The kids (whom I really have to come up with some kind of naming function for now that they all have distinct personalities... hmmm. I'll think on that some) all had/have it, sis had it, BiL had it. I can't get rid of it.

(and just FYI sis, when your kid sister calls you sounding really low and asks for advice, telling her to 'suck it up and fight through it' isn't exactly what she needed to hear. I was kinda hoping for some sympathy, not a drill sergeant...)

I'm about to venture into my flist, but I can tell you already I'm over a week behind and have limited time here (57 steps from the single public bathroom in the library - hope it's close enough if it comes to it!) If there's something - no matter how important or insignificant - you want me to see, please let me know or link me?

*hugs*

Ooh! Also! [livejournal.com profile] smileawhile?! I *never* check my hotmail, I don't know what prompted me to do it, and I don't know if you'll see this but SQUEE!!!!! Honey! I am so happy for you!

(and finally another little moan from me, yet another part of my computer has decided it's too old to work properly. My CD/DVD drive is packing up. And of course the three files that refuse to open/transfer/copy from the latest disk are SPN episodes... I'm going to try to get them onto my pendrive at sis's house (the library computer doesn't even recognise there's a disk in when I try it here) so I can watch 'em. *grumble*)
 
 
Current Mood: sick
Current Music: Kane - House Rules
 
 
whiskyinmind
19 November 2009 @ 02:45 pm
I've not been online much at all since the weekend, and not for the reasons I wanted that to be. I haven't moved yet, there's nothing wrong with the flat (apart from Scottish Gas taking a stupid amount of time to activate my account there and the central heating being gas fired...). There's something wrong with me. I've been (as I put it rather crudely in a text earlier today) unable to get too far from a bucket or a bathroom in the last five days. The kids (whom I really have to come up with some kind of naming function for now that they all have distinct personalities... hmmm. I'll think on that some) all had/have it, sis had it, BiL had it. I can't get rid of it.

(and just FYI sis, when your kid sister calls you sounding really low and asks for advice, telling her to 'suck it up and fight through it' isn't exactly what she needed to hear. I was kinda hoping for some sympathy, not a drill sergeant...)

I'm about to venture into my flist, but I can tell you already I'm over a week behind and have limited time here (57 steps from the single public bathroom in the library - hope it's close enough if it comes to it!) If there's something - no matter how important or insignificant - you want me to see, please let me know or link me?

*hugs*

Ooh! Also! [livejournal.com profile] smileawhile?! I *never* check my hotmail, I don't know what prompted me to do it, and I don't know if you'll see this but SQUEE!!!!! Honey! I am so happy for you!

(and finally another little moan from me, yet another part of my computer has decided it's too old to work properly. My CD/DVD drive is packing up. And of course the three files that refuse to open/transfer/copy from the latest disk are SPN episodes... I'm going to try to get them onto my pendrive at sis's house (the library computer doesn't even recognise there's a disk in when I try it here) so I can watch 'em. *grumble*)
 
 
Current Mood: sick
Current Music: Kane - House Rules
 
 
whiskyinmind
13 November 2009 @ 03:03 pm
And since every year I make a wallpaper relevant to the story as inspiration, I thought I'd share that wallpaper as a kind of teaser and to give you an idea of what the story is kinda like.

keeping in mind this is roughly made with a sore hand and is for my screen resolution... )
 
 
Current Music: Jeffrey Foucault - Thistledown Tears
Current Mood: creative
 
 
whiskyinmind
13 November 2009 @ 03:03 pm
And since every year I make a wallpaper relevant to the story as inspiration, I thought I'd share that wallpaper as a kind of teaser and to give you an idea of what the story is kinda like.

keeping in mind this is roughly made with a sore hand and is for my screen resolution... )
 
 
Current Music: Jeffrey Foucault - Thistledown Tears
Current Mood: creative
 
 
whiskyinmind
12 November 2009 @ 01:21 pm
As of Monday 16th November, I will have a new address.

Innit awesome?!

I paid the deposit and the first month's rent this morning - in cash. And man I've never carried that amount of cash around before, it was kinda daunting.

So I'm busy packing right now, meaning that NaNo's kinda taken a back-foot and is unlikely to be done this year. I'm still gonna write it, 'cause I'm loving the story but it'll probably not be 50,000 by the end of the month.

For those interested, I'll post a flocked post with the new address.

Also? I want to have a house-warming, and everyone on my flist is invited.

(eta I have no credit on my phone right now, it should be reset next week - I think it's the 18th or 19th it'll be done. And since I'm busy throwing things in boxes then my online access is going to be really limited and sporadic - if I'm slow answering comments please forgive me?)
 
 
Current Mood: bouncy
 
 
whiskyinmind
12 November 2009 @ 01:21 pm
As of Monday 16th November, I will have a new address.

Innit awesome?!

I paid the deposit and the first month's rent this morning - in cash. And man I've never carried that amount of cash around before, it was kinda daunting.

So I'm busy packing right now, meaning that NaNo's kinda taken a back-foot and is unlikely to be done this year. I'm still gonna write it, 'cause I'm loving the story but it'll probably not be 50,000 by the end of the month.

For those interested, I'll post a flocked post with the new address.

Also? I want to have a house-warming, and everyone on my flist is invited.

(eta I have no credit on my phone right now, it should be reset next week - I think it's the 18th or 19th it'll be done. And since I'm busy throwing things in boxes then my online access is going to be really limited and sporadic - if I'm slow answering comments please forgive me?)
 
 
Current Mood: bouncy