Things may be getting better?

Well, at least this week I’ve had one good piece of financial news, even if the money hasnt actually appeared in my bank yet. Yes, the matter of the rent benefit has been sorted out, a mix of good news, and bad.

The good news, I’m actually going to get more per week than I was expecting to get. The bad news, its not being back dated as I hoped, beyond the date I made the claim. At least I have the consolation, that as I’ve been paying my rent where possible, though the claim went in 7 weeks ago, I’m only 3 weeks behind in payment, so I’ll get some money to sort myself out, at least.

Yes, after this length of time, being waxed is not going to be fun! On the other hand, I will be so glad to get it done at last, you wont believe. Not yet sure if I will worry about getting nails done, I’ll think about that one for now. But brows especially, so need to lose some hair!

Thats not to say (ha ha), that if anyone has a few spare pennies laying around, I couldnt use them, but at least when this money arrives next week (so I’m told), immediate issues will be eased. Could be eased even more if the job interview is successful on Monday, but on current form…Yes, no breath held!

Fine, I might solve the issue tomorrow, given the National Lottery is creating 10 millionaires, instead of the normal 1, so I might go mad, and give it a go. Its been that sort of week, who knows? Mind, one of the 20 prizes of £20,000 would solve all issues for a couple of years or so! Unlikely, but the way the week is going (I won £5 on a free horse race competition yesterday), it might just happen!

All the same, just at the moment, things seem to be improving slightly, this video seems apt

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The delights of the mail service!

Yes, today was one of those days when I realized what a blessing email is! Because if you use the standard mail service…ah well!

As regular readers will know, I’ve applied for rent benefit, due to the fact I’m not working, have got no money, and everything else! All my correspondence with the local council, including the application, have been done online, either through the required forms, or by email. Anyway, when I checked the progress of things last week, by email, I was told that they were waiting to hear back from the rent officer on the matter, given I’m a private lodger.

So fine, this morning I had a job interview. I left here just before 11.00, to go to this, leaving Eric in the house, on his own, as Dave was already out in town. What happened, was that about 5 minutes after I left, the rent officer turned up here, to do an inspection of what my living facilities, and arrangements looked like. It seemed he had sent out a letter, informing me about this, but thats where the fun begins, as it hadnt arrived here.

Anyway, shortly after that, the mail was delivered, including a letter for me. Put in my room, awaiting my return! Yes, you’ve guessed it, said letter from rent officer! Given it was dated last Thursday, I’m wondering if it was put in the post, too late for Thursday collections. Given then that we had a lengthy Bank Holiday weekend, I’m suspecting that it went nowhere, before Tuesday! Which of course, makes arrival on Thursday quite reasonable, but if this poor man thought it went out last Thursday…

Anyway, I rang the number on the letter, to be told there had been several cases of this already today, so I strongly suspect the time of sending out did play a part. She did say he might ring up and rearrange a visit, or as according to the letter, he can make a decision based on the paperwork I’ve given him. At least he’s seen the house, knows it exists, knows I exist, so hopefully I will soon get the good news, and I can get a bit of money to help with things. At this present moment, I’m 3 weeks behind on rent (£420), which I hate being, because its causing problems for others, but until they pay up…No, I’m not doing one of those ghastly loans at a million per cent interest rates, nor am I expected to. But if anyone can help, interest free, until this gets sorted…would be nice!

But yes, if like most people nowadays, he’d used email to let me know, I could have arranged it for a better time today! But he didn’t, so…

Fine, the video. A tribute to the man who finally delivered that letter today