Monday, October 4, 2010

Unexpected blessings

Sometimes blessings come when you least expect it. Or most need it.

Take our little instance this weekend. We made the mistake of paying our electric bill.


Yes, my well-meaning husband paid it early online, just as I wrote the check and mailed it. A more than $200 error. Yikes. But something funny happened on the way to the poorhouse.

We decided to part ways with my daughter's kitchen, which was in great shape but outgrown, and a few other items also outgrown. I put the photos up on our employee classifieds page of our intranet. Within two hours, I had offers totalling $175. Clothing and a few other items netted another $18.75 at the used kids' shop.

A more than $200 travesty now was down to a tenth of that mishap. A crisis largely averted. And no, I don't think it's a coincidence.

Even better, some little girl is going to have one heck of a Christmas.


Corie said...

Very cool! I love it when everything works out just the way you need it to! Hope the electric company credits you that bill so you have a couple hundred "extra" bucks next month. :o)

robbie said...

And here's another one...Just got called into my boss's office, to find out I won a $50 visa gift card during the conference we just went to!! Horray! These kinds of things don't happen too often!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

And next month, your electric bill is already paid! That is one blessing for next month.

Robbie said...

Sadly, I did get a bill. But I can stomach it if it's only for $1.