Posted on Wednesday 21 October 2009
I blogged a few months ago about having applied for financial aid through the school I’m attending. I didn’t hear anything back and forgot all about it…until this weekend when I received a letter from them saying I’d been granted aid. That meant an unexpected $293 in my pocket.
In addition, Mr. Savvy and I had put a deposit down on the lodging for a trip we planned to take in December. Well, now the trip is off. I’d thought the money was gone but after several calls, I was able to get our $164 back.
And the trifecta, I contacted my insurance company for what is probably the tenth time in the last three months. They are FINALLY reimbursing me(minus a $150 copay) for medical expenses I incurred while on vacation in June. So all told, in a matter of about three weeks, I will receive ~$800 that I wasn’t expecting. Fabulous!
However, the other shoe has dropped. The tire sensor on my car has been coming on for a while now. Mr. Savvy puts air in the tire but a few days later the sensor is back on. I finally dropped my car off at the shop this morning only to be told that I have a screw in my tire. They aren’t able to repair it so I need a new tire. The opposite tire is getting worn as well (I think it’s the original tire that came on the car) so might as well get two new tires so they don’t wear unevenly. The damage? $785. Ouch!
While I hate to part with my newfound riches so quickly, I’m thankful that I recieved the funds. That’s $785 that I don’t have to take out of savings, which is always a good thing. How do you handle unexpected windfalls?