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Weird windfall week

February 24th, 2014 at 03:30 pm

This was apparently the week of the snowflakes.
Maybe the universe knew I was feeling sorry for myself because No Spend Month is going badly!

Anyway, in the mail this week, I got $19 worth of rebate checks I totally forgot about: four of them total, all in one week. Two for paint from the playroom re-do, and two from various bottles of booze we gave as Christmas gifts.

And the big one. I did a 6-week weight loss and fitness challenge with some of my gym friends. We all paid $20 to enter, winner take all. I won! $220! I couldn't believe it. Lost 6 pounds (the person who loses the highest percentage of body weight wins).

The rebate checks will be going to the mortgage.

As for the $220...Dh and I talked about it. An old old friend from high school who I had lost touch with died in a car accident last week. I'd been trying to find her, and I found her via her obit, which is a terrible feeling. She was 37 and has 5 kids. Anyway, there is a memorial fund at a local bank, to help provide for the kids, and we think that would be the best use for that money.

Sure, it'd be nice to throw that to the mortgage, but in the grand scheme, we're doing okay.

4 Responses to “Weird windfall week”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    I think it is a great idea to send the $220 to the memorial fund! You guys are great and compassionate people.

  2. snafu Says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness, thoughtfulness and compassion.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    Really guys, we're not that awesome. We just feel lucky in so many ways we try to support people and causes when we can.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That's great that you're able to do something like that.

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