A funny story...
Earlier this week, one of the MDC mamas here in F&F pointed out that my family qualifies for weatherization assistance on our house. So I checked it out, it's through an organization called AMCAB in my county.
Yesterday, I was walking my kids and dog in the park, when I felt what I thought was a tree branch or twig brush my arm. I looked down, and there was the biggest dragonfly I have ever seen on my arm. It was the length of 2/3 of my upper arm, and I'm not small- I'm 5'6" and long limbed. I love dragonflies- I have a dragonfly tattoo.
This one was gorgeous, green and blue and black, with silver wings. It just sat there blinking at us I showed it to DD. When I came home, I told DH about it, and he said, "Dragonflies are good luck, you know".
Today, the AMCAB application came in the mail. They insulate attics and walls, something that we were hoping to do the year after next with any luck at all. And it's FREE. AMCAB wants 3 months worth of pay stubs, our most recent heat bill, our most recent electrical bill, and a copy of our property tax bill along with the completed application. We do almost everything online, so I kind of groaned and opened the desk to try to begin the process of requesting paper copies of all that stuff. Everything I needed was in the top drawer of the desk. Do you have any idea how unlikely that is? I didn't even have to rifle through stuff, it was all right there. So then I got the application filled out, and crammed all that stuff in an envelope, and by that time it was already after 5. DH weighed the envelope for me, and it was almost triple the weight allowed for a single stamp.
"Well, crap" I said. "I'll have to go pay and mail it tomorrow." Then, I got in the desk again for something else, and there were three stamps! Again, we do everything online, so we almost never have stamps. But there they were.
I slapped them on the envelope, and said to DH, "I'm off to find a blue mailbox. I just have this feeling that this needs to be sent off today."
DH said, "It's that dragonfly."
I know this probably sounds silly, but we paid more in heat last year than we did in house payments, so insulation would help us out HUGE. I have a good feeling!
This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing.