In this day of direct deposits, it's rare to get a check in the mail. This past week I got two.
The first was for the cash value of points on a credit card that has been discontinued. The amount was about $28. It's not much, but it made my day.
About a week later, I got a letter from our mortgage holder. We had overpaid our escrow account for property taxes. Not only did our monthly mortgage payment decrease by about $80, but we got a refund check for almost $600.
The timing is especially good because I have a week without work. Yea for unexpected checks!