Monday, April 23, 2007
Our Road Home Check for $150,461: We Be Rich
Here we are holding our Road Home check that I picked up today, 603 days after Katrina. I only know that it is 603 days from Maitri's blog. It's for $150,461. I don't expect ever again in my life to hold so much money. I had other pictures earlier on Flickr, even a close up of the check, but in the bizzaro world of post-Katrina New Orleans, a few seconds after I posted the pictures I got a phone call from the blogger who wears kilts and he advised me to take the picture down as it showed routing numbers. Thanks Loki. Can you believe it? New Orleans bloggers saved my house. And now with the new wealth, I'm planning on putting spinner rims on my bicycle.
By the way, the check was for $120K to rebuild our house, thanks to Allstate not living up to their contract, and $30K to raise our house. The check I received today included both sums. I'm glad that we can at least earn interest while we wait, instead of the banks.
Now all I need to do is to convince the IRS not to tax this money. If Allstate would have paid me, it wouldn't be taxed.