Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lucky Me

I had an awesome weekend. Part of the reason was that my husband was around for all of it, instead of working as he so often does on the weekend. The fact that he was home was the luckiest thing to happen to me in a while. 

You see, Friday afternoon he happened to be in the garage cleaning it out and listening to the radio. I was inside, writing in silence, as I always do. 

Suddenly he came running inside and said that my name was called on a radio station. I had half an hour to call in to win a prize. Now mind you, Friday was April Fool's Day. Traditionally, I am the one in the house who pulls the most April Fool's Day tricks. So I said, "Sure, right."

He practically jumped up and down and told me to find the number to the station on the Internet. That's when I realized he wasn't April foolin' me, so I called. The DJ told me that she had indeed called my name. I'd won a thousand dollars.

Now I've never won anything so this came as quite a shock. Heck, my luck is usually so bad that I refuse to even play the slots the few times we've gone somewhere we could gamble. 

On Sunday I realized that we'd acquired a couple of uncommon expenses that same day. Between our tax bill, the accountant's fee and the cost of having several tree branches removed that had cracked a few days earlier during a bad rain storm, there went my thousand bucks. 

But there was enough for DH and me to go out for a nice Italian dinner. And it was all good. At least I had it for a moment.

Have you ever won anything totally unexpected? How did it make you feel?


Chudney Thomas said...

Nope, I've never even won a free ticket on the lottery. But hey at least you guys had the unexpected expenses covered and I hope you bought a lotto ticket just in case.

Wynter Daniels said...

I didn't buy a lottery ticket - I should! I hope your luck turns for the better.

KC Burn said...

I've won a couple hundred on the lottery, but generally, I don't win things. I don't have very good luck, and I didn't have any nice winnings to cover my taxes :( But congrats on your good fortune!

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, KC. I hope you keep winning on the lottery. Believe it or not, I've never even had a winning scratch-off ticket! But maybe my luck is changing. Will go buy ticket.

MaureenAMiller said...

I've never been one to use a 'cliche' (snicker snicker), but that's how the cookie crumbles. That extra money came in at a perfect time. Congratulations, Wynter!

Terry Odell said...

How cool is that. I can't say I've 'won' anything, but yesterday, I got a call from the Social Security office saying that since Hubster now is collecting SS, I'm entitled to extra benefits as his spouse. I've been collecting my SS pittance for several years, and had no clue I'd get more once Hubster decided to put in for his.

And yes, I hear you about taxes and all that stuff--I'm staring at the paperwork right now. First time we've had to deal with state taxes on top of Federal.

Terry's Place
Romance with a Twist--of Mystery

Wynter Daniels said...

Nice on the SS bonus! State taxes, huh? I think we'll stay in Florida!

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