Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting Rich

David's mom had oil royalties that were split between her kids when she died. She was sure that she was going to make lots of money off these oils royalties one day, since they are all still capped wells.

About every 3 months or so, we get a check from either the land lease or the oil company. Usually the checks are about $25, enough for pizza night. So today when I got the mail there was a certified letter from the land leasing company. I was excited for the pizza party that was going to be had at my house! (SO excited in fact, that I forgot that I stopped on my way home from helping at the school and walked across the street to my house. I was very confused when I got in the driveway and the car was gone! It took me a few seconds to realize I had left it at the post office!)

Here is the letter:

I ripped it open, and this is the check that was inside:

My hopes of a pizza party were quickly dashed! Can you see how much it is for?

Here is a close-up:

Yep! NINE CENTS!! They paid $7.95 to send a certified letter containing a check for nine cents!

That's not even enough for a gumball! Looks like we will have to wait a little longer for our wealth from these wells!


The Webb Family said...

I can so relate! I still have our federal tax return check from a few years ago when it was for $2.00. NICE!

JeN said...

That is hilarious... Just keep you hopes up and maybe someday you will be rich from the wells.. haha.