Sometimes, when things look bleak, something happens that just turns things around!
We thought it was going to be a very lean Christmas. We’ve not saved as much as we wanted to and I figure we were going to be about $300-$400 short. We would have found it, but it was going to be tight.
Then, last week, I picked up the mail and there was a bill from Enbridge, our gas company. I opened it fearing the worst (we have begun turning on the heat). I got the shock of my life. It said:
Wow!! What the heck? A credit that large? As I read it further I found out it was a credit for our OLD HOUSE, where we rented. Apparently we paid too much over several months and they were giving a credit to us on our new account.
I thought that we could really use the money instead of crediting our account, so I decided to call Enbridge and ask if they could cut us a cheque instead. We already have the money for the gas bill budgeted, so we really don’t need the credit applied to our account. I was told by several people “good luck getting them to agree to give you a cheque for that”, so I was prepared to ask for supervisors, managers, directors, until I got the answer I wanted.
I called, asked the CSR if it was possible to send us a cheque for the amount. “Absolutely, Mrs. W., we would be very happy to do so!” She verified our address and said that it could take up to 3 weeks to get the cheque. That was a week ago. The cheque arrived in the mail today, all ready to start our Christmas shopping on the weekend!
Sometimes, you just get lucky! LOL!