I'm almost afraid to jinx this one. So I'll speak softly and hopefully I won't tempt the bill gods.
My neighbors were in a pickle. The were going away and their dog sitter backed out on them less than a day before they were supposed to leave. I'm not even going to get into the fact that the woman that was going to dog sit was going to lock the dogs in a cage in the back yard for $25 a day or the fact that her boyfriend decided that that wasn't enough and wanted $50 or it wasn't happening.
So anywho, I said that I would do it. The dogs are under 5 lbs each and I had no plans. So I grabbed our mail and walk over to let the dogs out. As I'm walking I'm thinking, "Self, I wonder if this good deed will be repaid." Now don't think that I wanted money from them, that wasn't the point. She tried to pay me and then my kids and no one would take it. Everyone helps each other around here and we let karma reward us.
Karma was good to me! I let the dogs out and then sat at their table and went through our mail. Low and behold, there was a letter from Blue Cross. I figured that it was from when DJ tried to paint the house in puke. But no, it was from when Anna had her wisdom teeth removed. Our dentist had given us a referral to the oral surgeon. But what I didn't know until after wards was that had we went to our Dr. we could have gotten a referral from him and it would have been covered. I know that it was a surgery but still it didn't even cross my mind to go to our Dr about her teeth.
I was talking to the office workers at the Oral Surgeon's office(after the surgery) and they told me of my mistake. They said they would try and submit it but our insurance group doesn't back date so it was a loss. CRAP! That was almost $1500 down the drain. A small piece of my frugal heart died that day!
I'm afraid to say that the paperwork has been approved. Now I'm sure that this can change and I won't believe it until I see it but I felt as if I had hit the lotto! What a huge relief. We are getting slammed by little college bills here and there. I've been paying what I can and then taking the rest out of Anna's savings(with her permission, of course). It's $50 here or $250 there, and it is adding up. So I'm going to take $1000 and set it aside for all the little college bills. So fingers crossed.
We will have to wait for the oral surgeon to cut us a check so it may take a while. Den said that I should call and thank them and try and find out when they will be mailing it. But I think a plate of cookies may be in order.
If we do get it, I'm going to tithe $150 and send it to our local food bank. $1000 for any college expenses and maybe save the rest for our Six Flags passes or the WI state fair.
I did think about throwing it all at the "funds". It would knock it down a lot faster but I figured that I'm still on track and all the college bills would throw me off anyways.
I'll let you know if it all works out!
Thanks for coming to see me,