Between paying for the memorial (catering, scrapbook supplies, etc.) and the $1,000 I just dropped on my car, I'm feeling a little strapped for cash this month. Imagine my joy today to find in my mailbox the first payment out of John's school system pension, which includes catch-up payments from the date of his death.
Ahhhh . . . I deal very poorly with financial insecurity, and this was a welcome good turn from the universe.