For those of you that don't know, actually not sure who really reads my blog anymore..not that I am begging for comments...ok maybe a little, but anyway there may be some that don't know...my husband has been unemployed for almost a year. We have spent our savings just living and putting quite a bit in starting up the restaurant. Fortunately we have been able to barely scrape by with a little bit of help.
It has been rough and the last few months have been even rougher on us financially. Though I have really learned what we can live with and without...I don't need cable or satellite...nor do I need to shop other than the grocery store. I don't need to eat out. My kids can get their clothes from DI. I can cut their hair. I don't need caller ID..I just don't answer the phone.
Which leads me to my latest blessing. I star 69 my phone often, and it is always a 800 number. Or on my cell phone I do have caller id. I still have my Texas number and often get missed dialed Texas numbers. Tuesday my phone rang and it was an unknown Texas number. Prepared to tell them they had the wrong number I answered.
"Hello is this Correeen"
Shoot someone calling me that doesn't know me. "Man who wants my money?" I say to myself.
"Yes this is she."
"This is Suzie from Capital Anesthesiologists. I have been going through our audits and found a bill regarding G's surgery in 2007."
Crap how much do I owe them....
"Yes you paid us...and it appears that United Healthcare paid us to."
"Sorry for the delinquency in responding to this."
still wondering how much I owed them.
"It appears we owe you a refund. Again I am really sorry for the delay."
"Not a problem." Still stunned that they owe me money.
"I just need to get your current address to mail you the check."
"Ok...did you say you owe me money?"
"Really....you are going to send me a check?" I really was surprised its been two and a half years.
"Yes...kind of nice isn't it. And we really are sorry its taken us this long."
"Well thank you for calling me. My address is...."
"You are in Utah? Good thing you kept your cell number."
"I know!!" I fought back the tears. "Thank you!"
I hung up the phone and Eric asked me who I was talking to. I just started crying and couldn't speak. After a few minutes I told him that the hospital owed us enough money to cover our rent for December.
I am so grateful they were delinquent in paying me and so grateful they called me now. Life has been rough and even finding enough money to pay for shampoo and toilet paper has been hard. And had I got this refund two years ago, I would of probably eaten it..seriously taken the kids out to eat...bought a few toys maybe paid some bills. But right now the timing couldn't be better. I am grateful someone is watching out for us...even when I have felt very alone lately. I know I am not.
Miracles happen. Blessings do abound.