Monday, May 18, 2009

Fighting Foreclosure gets a Hand From Fate

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on my post on Friday. I will be going through and answering them soon. Friday turned out to be a rather amusing day. All day I had a case of the blues, and as I said, I know this happens from time to time. Even during the midst of feeling like I just wanted to give in, turn the house over the bank and join the Peace Corps, I knew that it was a temporary feeling and would pass. What I wasn't expecting is that "fate" would lend a hand.

Friday evening I had plans to help out at the nonprofit group I am a part of. I was able to stop home, change clothes and grab the mail before going to volunteer. There were four envelopes in the mailbox. The first contained a check...

for $196.95! It was the refund check from switching my home insurance. The second envelope was the new home policy and the third envelope contained yet another check. It was a $3.00 check from one of the surveys I completed last week. I could tell the fourth envelope was from my house painter and assumed it was a receipt for the money I had given him for supplies. Well, that's exactly what it was, but the supplies had come in at $10 less than he had expected, so in the envelope were two $5.00 bills!

By this time I am kind of giggling. I had gone from feeling completely depressed about money to being completely amused by it in the time it took to open the mail! I was up $209.95 from where I had been just a few moments later. It didn't stop there though, on my way to volunteer I found $1.00, then when I checked my email Saturday morning, I saw that ebates had sent me a refund check. (More on that later.)

With the exception of the $10.00 from the painter and the $1.00 I found, all of the money was expected. I knew it would be hitting eventually. What I didn't expect was that it would all come on the day I was a bit in the dumps.
Money might not be able to buy Happiness, but it can sure kick Worry right in the butt!

The weekend turned out to be great. I spent some time with friends, did a bunch of yard work, worked on my vegetable garden and even hit a few garage sales. Just what I needed to get back in the swing of things!



Photo by: Vaguely Artistic

11 comments:

Simplelivin' said...

Yay! I'm sure it's super encouraging to know that money is still coming in. Keep doing what you're doing!

Dawn said...

Thanks SImplelivin'!!

Catie said...

Boy, when the universe gives you a nudge, she really hits you over the head!!!! :)

Dawn said...

Catie - I know!! It was crazy - in a wonderful way.

Immer said...

Gosh, Dawn, the Universe was certainly looking out for you. Makes you kind of wish you had taken one of those dollars and bought a Lotto ticket, huh?

Dawn said...

Immer - It certainly was! However, I don't have much faith in the lotto so I'll stick with what I got. :)

getting stuff done said...

hurrah! that is brilliant!

Frugalchick said...

How wonderful! Isn't it amazing how sometimes the world just knows exactly what we need to keep going?

Dawn said...

Getting stuff done - It really was!!

Frugalchick - It really was a wonderful day. I was incredibly grateful.

Divorced Lifestyle said...

The samae thing happened to my mom last month. She lost her job, and had no money for groceries. She opened her mail and there was a totally unexpected check for $100. Made her cry.

Dawn said...

Divorced Lifestyle - It is an amazing feeling. It is like someone is looking out for you. I am happy that your mom got helped out just when she needed - I hope things go better for her.