Today Carolyn picked up the mail to find a check from Multnomah County. Last summer, way back in June, I got a parking ticket in downtown Portland (I put the sticker on the wrong side of the car). I sent in a letter of dispute with the payment and since it's been eight months I figured my appeal was rejected. I had completely forgotten about it. Alas, out of the blue we've got an extra $24 bucks. Like I said, pleasant surprise.