VANCOUVER – Clint McNicol and Chanelle Kelly are in the midst of a big change.
The Vancouver Island couple are about to get married and hoping to finish their new home before their August wedding.
As the contractors do the work, they are paying the bills, which is why McNicol had $3,000 in cash with him as he rode along the Galloping Goose Trail earlier this week.
“I went ‘I can’t find the envelope’ and panic set in, I called my fiancé and said ‘honey I think I’ve lost the money’,” said McNicol.
So he put an ad in the paper hoping to get it back.
“So I put it out in the classifieds to say ‘if someone finds this money, if they would be willing to return it, I would be willing to give up half of it as a finder’s fee,” said McNicol.
Luckily enough, someone was paying attention and anonymously gave back $1,500 to the bank.
“I go back and forth and think ‘what a great guy he gave back $1,500,” said Kelly. “On the other hand I’m bitter because it’s our honeymoon money and now we don’t have one.”
That honeymoon is now on the back burner as housing costs trump vacation.
Someone out there is $1,500 richer and even though it’s not theirs anymore, McNicol and Kelly hope it’s going somewhere good.
– With files from Leigh Kjekstad
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