Friday, October 16, 2009

Sometimes you just have to wait it out

If I've learned only one thing in my life it is that things can change on a dime.

I hate to wait. I can, and I do. Yet, I despise the process.

Remember how the dude who owns the land across from the park refused to let us run an electric pole over there? And remember how we had to write a very painful check for thousands of dollars to run electricity down the easement? Remember all that?

Well, the wonderful guy with the county cooperative electric company continued to do all he could to help us. He let us know ahead of time that we could get some of that money back if we made sure the house had the wheels removed and was anchored. This makes it a "permanent residence" and it costs less to run the line. All we had to do was ask the county to come back out and inspect it. If it qualified, we would get a check back and save some money.

These were the words we kept hearing: "some money." Geez, even a few hundred dollars back would be GREAT! We were hoping for $200-$300.

Today, though, we got the check.

And ... we got a few THOUSAND back.

Hold on .....

Had to go look at the check again to still make sure I'm reading it right.

The total cost to us is now just barely over what it would have cost if little-land-owning guy had let us run the pole on his property.

We're just OUT a few hundred.

What I haven't been able to keep you abreast on is the general expectations of a repo. Do you think a house gets repossessed and someone DOESN'T sneak out and swipe all of the copper pipes for the AC? There's an expectation that much will be broken and anything worth value has been stripped, stolen or pried. So, over the past two days, some of our costs were going up as we get things hooked up. We expected it, yet it's still no fun to watch your funds drain more quickly than you would like.

And then you get the check from the county cooperative ... ya' know ... "some money."

A reminder that I suck at the patience thing. Sometimes I need to just breathe.


(photo by Katia Gelman)

13 comments:

lana said...

that is awesome! Our God is so good and I love when he blows us aways with extra special stuff just because he can!

Sara said...

Yay God...such a wonderful reminder of His "over the top" love for us. xxoo

Diana said...

Awesome! I love miracles!

waldenbunch said...

Thank God for days like today to get us through the hump!

Elizabeth @ TexasEbeth said...

amazing how God works ain't it! He knew what you needed back before you did & provided a way for it to happen. Amen!

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Apparently your patience paid off. Isn't it cool when God reminds you he's got your back...

The Rudd Family said...

Yea!!!!!

Lisa said...

Yippee!!!!!

Jenni Stearns said...

God is SO good! Glad to hear you're being blessed.

Brenda said...

: ) So glad!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

So, they took the air conditioning pipes, but left the porn pix. I'm trying to decide if that says something about priorities.

Hooray for the funds, though! Always a nice thing when God sends cash. :)

Cammie said...

Love Amy's take on it! HEEHEEHEE!!

'sorry about the whole sucking at patience thing'...great line...I will be stealing it!

Thank you God, for reminding us to trust in You!

Chantelle said...

like crazy cakes... :)