It seems like years since we have been able to relax. Probably because it has. My wife and I both work two jobs to try and pay for our home, student loans, and just life in general. They say that you should always have at least two month’s income in savings so that you are prepared for emergencies, but, we don’t ever have any leftover at the end of the month to put in savings. If fact, each winter when I turn on the heat, I hold my breath and pray that it still works. The last thing we need to have a huge repair bill. This is just the way our lives have gone, up until now. I say that because we recently came into an unexpected windfall that has changed our lives for the better. It seemed like something out of the movies when we got the letter from an attorney last week. It was informing us that we had inherited money from a relative that neither of us ever knew. They had been very reclusive and always kept to themselves. My mom said that her aunt had never really attended any family functions but had married a very wealthy man years ago. She had no children of her own so left her money to her nieces and nephews. It isn’t enough to make us overly comfortable, but, it is enough to allow us to upgrade our HVAC system so that we don’t have to worry about it working or not. We decided that this was the best way to use the money but kept enough for us to go away for a weekend and relax too.