Don't you just love unexpected money? For whatever reason, it seems to be flowing my way, recently, and it sure is nice. It started a few weeks ago with the $200 gift from my side job. A $50 refund from homeowner's insurance. $21 credit from satellite. Extra grocery store rewards for $11 off my purchase. $130 credit on our propane account.
I don't grocery shop at Walmart much anymore, but I did on Saturday. I had totally forgotten about submitting my receipt to Savings Catcher, but an email about some changes they are making to the program reminded me about my receipt. I submitted and got $5.71 back yesterday.
Then last night the propane company guy texted DH that he was stopping by this morning to drop off some paperwork to get rebates on the 2 propane heaters we installed. Said it was a couple hundred dollars. He just dropped it off and it's $250 per heater. Sweet! They had the form all filled out with the safety inspection form attached. I just had to sign (make a copy) and mail it in. It's in my mailbox to go out, already this morning. If I got it out there before the mailman came. He comes pretty early, so I might have missed getting it out there in time.
It sounds like there will be no work done on our house framing next week. The head framer is getting married the following Saturday and wasn't going to take any time off. We asked where they were going on a honeymoon and he said no honeymoon - he's been building them a house and that's where their money is going towards. But, I guess his fiance and the mom's are stressing out that there is still so much to do (they are having the wedding at their property) and have convinced him he needs to take next week off. So, our house will have a week delay/on hold. Bummer.
DH talked with his sister last night and told her about their brother accusing DH of raping a girl almost 40 years ago (by asking her for a kiss). She was as shocked as we were. She can't figure out some of his childhood memories either. DH told her that while he would have loved to have a relationship with his brother and also help in anyway he can with his loss of his son, he's not doing it at the expense of his own peace of mind. It's becoming quite apparent younger brother has a ton of resentment towards DH and their parents for his childhood. It's increasingly feeling to DH like younger brother is using the relationship they are starting to re-form as a means to "get back" at DH by blaming him for things 40 years or more ago and trying to inflict emotional pain and guilt (for things DH didn't even do). It's too bad, really. They are both adults now, in their 50's. Certainly not living the same lives they did as kids. I didn't have brothers and sisters growing up, but most of my friends did. None of them got a long, LOL. Now, I see as adults, most of them are now very close with their siblings. People grow up and mature, but BIL doesn't seem to want to see it that way. His loss, I guess.
So, apparently the framer goofed up. They put up that front wall above front door and the height of it isn't matching with the wall across from it, looking out the great room! That wall is higher. That would make the roof that connects them look kind of funny! They spent the last couple work hours yesterday trying to figure out what the heck was done wrong. Framer is pretty upset with himself. They are spending today trying to fix the issue. I still don't think he's figured out what went wrong. When he does the math and measuring it's supposed to work.