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.