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We had excellent news yesterday when we found out James had been awarded the enhanced rate for both care and mobility when changing from DLA to PIP. Which means that he can both keep the car and also get a small raise in his care payments. I really don't think I realised how heavy a weight it was waiting for that decision before that weight was gone. I mean, no matter what we told ourselves, that things would probably be okay, there was a very good chance that they wouldn't. But now, all is good, and we don't have to worry about it again until 2021.

In the last week we've been to the Wetlands again. I love that place, all the baby birds were running around everywhere, and the walking is perfect, especially as they have an electric scooter James can use so we're not tied to short distances. We saw so many ducklings and goslings, and in one of the hides saw a jay and a woodpecker for the first time. Also, the otters had more babies, and they'd just been released into the public enclosure that week. As always I took photos when thinking about Turlough. Only two though as I've been photo happy on here lately.

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It's a beautiful day today and I'll be heading into the garden soon. It's looking great atm, I've potted out all the courgettes and the tomato plants are thriving in the greenhouse. As always I've too many so I'm going to pot out some of the smaller ones and put them outside.

We may go for a short drive later, but only very short as James is on night shifts and I'm a little lacking sleep-wise. I always tend to go to bed later when James is on night shifts, and then Corey pocket dialled the land line at 2am. So by the time I'd got in touch with him and settled down from my initial, 'omg, what's happened!?' reaction by watching some Food Network, it was 3am. I could have slept in of course, but somehow my body really doesn't like doing that and I was awake at my normal time.

Date: 2017-06-17 10:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sperrywink
YAY for the PIP outcome! That totally must be such a weight off, I'm not surprised the relief hit you harder than expected.

Awww, baby otters are so cute. :-)

Have fun gardening!

Date: 2017-06-17 04:07 pm (UTC)
pensnest: Lance being dragged out of frame, caption Halp! (Lance halp!)
From: [personal profile] pensnest
Otters! How delightful.

I'm very pleased to hear James has been given something reasonable. Excellent news.

Date: 2017-06-17 06:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] romantical
Such good news! <3

Date: 2017-06-17 06:44 pm (UTC)
ephemera: celtic knotwork style sitting fox (Default)
From: [personal profile] ephemera
That's fantastic news on James' PIP assessment - with all the struggles that people have with that process, so glad to hear they got things right this once!

Your otters are so cute, too ;)

Date: 2017-06-17 06:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dine
great news about the decision wrt James' benefits - that's super!

baaaaaaby otters; I love otters anyway, and babies are just that much more wonderful

Date: 2017-06-17 09:09 pm (UTC)
turlough: otter with two cubs ((other) otters are adorable)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Hurrah and yipeee for the PIP!! Having to wait on decisions like that are the absolute worse!

Baby otters!!! They're looking very feisty in those pics!

Good to hear your veggies are thriving.

Naughy pocket! I hope you'll get a good night's sleep tonight - without any interuptions!

Date: 2017-06-18 09:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rikes
So happy for James! That's great news!

Date: 2017-06-19 04:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] frausorge
I'm so very glad to hear the good news about the PIP results!

And the otters are adorable.

Date: 2017-06-20 04:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brandywine28
Baby otters! I die!

Yay for the good news! \o/

Date: 2017-06-20 07:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anotherslashfan
I'm so happy about the good news for James :D

Can there ever be too many cute baby otter photos?

Date: 2017-06-21 07:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tara
I am so, so glad that the Powers That Be saw sense and are allowing you to keep the car and a decent rate of payments. It's criminal what both the UK and Aus government are doing to disability payments and services these days, so I'm very relieved that you won't be negatively impacted. <3

Date: 2017-06-22 05:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cesy
Ooh, yay for being awarded the right rate, and also yay for otters!
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