Monday, April 25, 2005

We're gonna be rich!!!

So, my brother, Jon, lives in Africa...not in the bush....they've got an apartment, running water, electricity.....he was surfing the net and checked out the State of Illinois website and ran across the Unclaimed Property list they put out every year....if you don't know, they frequently publish a list of people and "last known addresses" who have unclaimed property being held by Judy Barr Topinka. My understanding is that it's stuff like tax refunds, payments from retirement funds or defunct insurance agencies...things like that.

So, Jon emails me to let us know that Shannon (my wonderful husband) is on the list!! Not only that, but he's on the list as having over $100 in unclaimed property! We have no idea what it's from or how much it is, but let's just say that I'm hoping to be able to pay cash for my dream house in the next few months....

We filled out a form, had it notarized, and mailed it to Judy....I'll let you know when the big"welcome to extravagant wealth" party is!

But seriously, what a fun surprise! Check out the web site--you never know!

9 comments:

Drew Hibbard said...

Hey Gretchen!!! Have I ever told you how AWESOME you are???!?!? You're simply the greatest person ALIVE!!!!

I mean...have fun with your unclaimed property. Do something with it that glorifies God. I know you will anyway, but I thought I'd put that pleasant reminder in there.

gretchen lee said...

sure, everybody wants to be my friend now that we're practically millionaires....

L-Ray said...

I'm confused... Whose Shannon? haha maybe i'm reading it wrong.. or maybe Todd's real name is Shannon Todd... hmmmm haha

gretchen lee said...

yes, it's a not-so-well-kept secret that Todd's real first name is Shannon!! Shhh...you didn't hear it from me!

Matt W said...

I dare you to call him Shannon.

Shannon said...

I see absolutely nothing wrong with the name Shannon :)

gretchen lee said...

"for a girl", Todd would say...

hi Shannon!!

Michael Tosh said...

Don't let them give you crap Todd, I was a bit of a surprise for my parents...can anyone say Erica Tosh...yikes!

God be praised I am a stubborn, nuckleheaded, football loving, lazy, think I know it all Male!

Now that I think about it that is yet another reason to go by Michael Tosh...

L-Ray said...

Well I tell ya what. You really do learn something new everyday! I never knew that about Todd... or should I say Shannon :) Interesting fun fact I must say!