Money in the Bank

We just had an Ensign story happen. Kathy won 1st place, and I 3rd, in the David O. McKay essay contest a couple of months ago. We just got our reward, and decided to buy a nice camera and a blendtec blender.

We found out that we wouldn't have enough money to buy both if we wanted to pay our tithing. We decided to pay tithing anyway. A few days later we found a better deal on the blender, so now we can do both.

Warm fuzzies.

Also, our bank, Mountain America Credit Union, is awesome.

I didn't check how much money was in the bank when I paid our insurance. The check bounced, I needed over $100 more than I had. My bank automatically took that extra 100 bucks from my credit card and paid the bill, and didn't charge me any fees.

Also our landlord lost our deposit, so I went in to cancel the check. Guess how much they charged me? Nothing.

And I can pay off our credit card online, on the same page that my checking and savings are on. It's really easy. I sound like an infomercial.

We'll post more videos soon of our new blender. You can blend stuff without water. So you can make snowcones out of ice, and you can knead dough, and you can make soup without using the stove, and you can destroy the evidence. Yep, awesome.

6 comments:

Mike and Lauren said...

Yay! I love this post. It made me really happy. Kath, let's be honest...I just barely checked my voicemail for the first time in at least a week, so I think your camera is already bought and paid for...which one did you get?! I'm excited to see and hear about how much you love it. And try not to blend up too many diamonds with that new blender...

A. said...

Wow! Exciting! I think you should post the essays. . .
That's crazy that you both won! And fun camera and cool blender!

janel said...

Will they publish your essays? Please let me know when.
I like your bank, too.

Deja said...

Congrats on winning! And on the blender. I'm sooooo jealous.

Danielle said...

I can't believe you BOTH won that contest!! Congrats, wow.

Adrienne said...

You will love the blender. You should also get the wheat grinder (my friend has both) if you don't have it already. She just pulls out a bucket of wheat (from a local farmer of course), grinds up what she needs, and makes the most incredible bread. Congrats on your tithing miracle. :)