The old saying goes: “Even a blind pig sometimes finds a truffle”. It has happened to us. No, we’re not blind pigs and I wouldn’t know a truffle if I fell over one.
Lady Luck does smile on people occasionally, after all someone has to win the lottery. Lady Luck did smile on me, finally, after all these years and I didn’t even have to buy a lottery ticket.
When we sold our house back in November 2011 to hit the road full time, there were a number of deposits to get refunded for various things associated with homeownership. Cable boxes, water meters, phone equipment, HOA dues and so forth. Some of the refunds came right away, which we made good use of as we motored around the good old USA.
Other refunds took a while, including three months worth of mortgage payments the bank (Wells Fargo) automatically withdrew from our checking account after we paid the balance of the mortgage off, and had received the letter from them acknowledging the pay off. That was fun.
So it was a surprise when 14 months after the house sold, we got a check in the mail as a refund from our electric company.
Manna from heaven! Unexpected new found wealth. We’ve been dreaming of how we’re going to use this extra money. Should we invest it? Go on a cruise? Maybe a down payment on that new Winnebago Tour Marti has had her eye on? We’re open to ideas.
So we’ve been hanging on to the check, waiting to cash it until we have a clear direction of what to do. One thing is for sure, we’re only going to spend it in one place!
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