Yesterday I took Junior sledding across the street. While standing on top of the hill watching him sled, a gentleman cross country skiing happened to stop to talk. Evidently he had seen Junior and I sledding a couple times before because he wished us a happy New Year and asked how Christmas went. I told him pretty well, and joked Santa didn't bring me any cross-country skis. He then said what a coincidence, his wife complained to him only 15 minutes earlier that he needed to get his old cross country skis out of the garage now that he had a new pair. He then offered me his old pair of skis, bindings/boots, and poles for free! The equipment was 80's vintage and a little shabby but the price was certainly right (and I would guess the used equipment would probably go for $120-$150 at the second hand sports store).
Ever get anything unexpected for free?