Last month, we were short a substitute teacher so the students from that class were divvied up amongst the rest of the intermediate teachers (4th, 5th, and 6th grade). I was assigned four students, and for teaching them all day, I was paid a total of $46.60. Over the weekend, I had to order new bandaging material to wrap Speedy's leg. Guess how much the bill was? Why yes! It was also $46. I am not such a believer in coincidences, but I do believe that things always work out.
I feel about guilty about being happy about it, but the show got cancelled due to rain which means I'll get a full refund after all (although I am not counting those chicken until the check gets here). I am sorry for those riders who needed the scores, but I am grateful that my needs are being met.
My refunded show entry certainly isn't going to cover the whole vet bill, but it will definitely help. I am also expecting another one of those "extra duty" checks from school for supervising detention. That check should be around $300.
While my vet bill was rather large, the majority of it was for stuff that I had budgeted for: dentals, vaccines, fecal counts, overall health exams, etc. The charge for examining and treating Speedy's leg and Izzy's sarcoid was about $270. That's just about how much I am expecting from my extra check. Another coincidence? I don't think so. I believe that when we live our lives the best that we can, our needs will be met.