Monday, June 15, 2009

Straight flush!

Having given up all hope after their bankruptcy filing and resigned myself to cutting even more corners than we already were, I received a check in the mail on Saturday that re-imbursed me for the tax penalty I paid in March in full. GM actually paid an overage to cover all the taxes and other deductions to make sure I cleared the $4500 they owed us.

Now accepted by the bank and deposited without any flashing lights saying "Tilt" or anyone chasing me down the street aftewards, a huge sigh of relief is breathed!

Part of this will go back to the card it was placed on to reduce our monthly bills; part will make up our monthly shortage for the next two months so that Dottie will end up with the vacation we've been trying to plan for months now, that way I can continue the "life of Riley" until we're back and then find a job.

Thank you each for the good thoughts and best wishes that somehow must have made this happen!

May Monday and the week that follows be kind to each of you!

alan

14 comments:

Chandira said...

That is so awesome..... :-)

You deserve the break.

robin andrea said...

This is one of the best pieces of news I've read in days. I am so happy for you, alan.

Samantha said...

OMG Alan, I'm so happy for you! This is awesome news! Yes, you so deserve the break. This bit of news has made my whole day!

Riot Kitty said...

I'm so happy for you, Alan! I hope you take a wonderful vacation.

ryssee said...

That is the best news I've heard all day! So happy for you.

CrackerLilo said...

Wow, Alan, I am *so* happy for you and Dottie! Happy you get to take a vacation, happy that something worked out the way you deserved it to! I'm grinning and tearing up--can't imagine what you two did when that check came!

Dru Marland said...

It must have felt even better than it would have felt if you'd got it in the first place without the worry. Well done!

Hawaiianmark said...

Right on.

chrissie said...

"Thank you each for the good thoughts and best wishes that somehow must have made this happen!"

I'll send you my bill later, Alan..

:)

Seriously, it's about time you got a break.

love
chrissie
xxxx

Sassy said...

Great! Thinking of you..

breathethenexhale said...

You and Dottie deserved this good news! I think this is the start of a good streak for you !!

Calamity Jen said...

Hooray! I'm so happy for you and Dottie.

Anji said...

Good news. We've been following the best we can in the news and think of you all a lot.

Green tea said...

Wonderful...maybe there is hope for GM