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I wish *I* was getting $65,000

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by BedHead, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. BedHead

    BedHead In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2009
    WARNING: blatant pity post.

    My husband is inheriting money from his grandma and we're using it to do much needed home renos, and he's getting a new vehicle. (I got one last year). If there's any leftover after that we may splurge on a few things but I wish *I* was the one getting it because there's so much I would love to spend it on!! Like the worlds fanciest chicken hotel!!! I'd LOVE to build a chicken coop if I had unlimited finds like that - can you IMAGINE?!?!? I'd also get a new computer! A Wii fit!! All things we don't NEED but would be so nice to have. I'd give the kids a couple hundred to spend on themselves, get some new clothes, and maybe THEN I would think about investing it in the house.

    You can see why he's the one who does our family saving. [​IMG]

  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If I was able to get renovations done to my home, I'd consider it very much for me.
  3. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    That would be nice. I'd go on vacation to somewhere warm. [​IMG]
  4. I would do some remodeling on my house first thing, and then build a heck of barn that would house the Alpacas and my other furry wanted friends . . . then build a nice big chicken house away from that barn because of disease and save some for emergencies, and a rainy day, and then think CHRISTMAS in great big letters!!!!
  5. the Pollo Loco

    the Pollo Loco Songster

    May 27, 2009
    Santa Cruz,CA
    post should have read: blatantly selfish-post!!![​IMG]
  6. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
  7. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    I would pay off the rest of the evil credit cards, probably buy me another car...mine is on it's last legs/wheels! [​IMG] Give everyone (5 of us) $1000 to spend on whatever they want, and take a vacation to somewhere warm, too! [​IMG]

    Surely your DH will let you spend some of it for yourself, right?? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Price some cheap buildings at Lowe's or somewhere like that for a coop. Show him some expensive ones, first, though! [​IMG] A Wii Fit is only about $100, so that's not that much.

    If you do most of the renos yourself, you can save a lot of money! Tiling is really easy to do! So are wood and laminate floors!

    Good Luck!


  8. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    I'd set some aside for taxes (sure to come on a lump sum like that!) and put some in the house, we bought a bit of a fixer upper last summer. Then I would stash the rest in savings. Boring, but true!
  9. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I would buy a pretty little chicken coop for the front yard then set up some savings accounts ala Dave Ramsey, a $1k account and then one with 3-6mths savings in it.

    Hope you at least get a little blow money! :)
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:Me too

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