If I were to win the lottery, I’d do whole give-money-to-charity, pay-off-my-debts, and buy-something-for-my-mother that everyone else also plans on doing, when their fortune ship comes.
You know, the responsible stuff.
But if I were to have a huge amount of money fall into my lap, that’s not all I would do with it. Oh no, I have other plans for my lottery winnings.
Build a house from the ground up We own our home (well, the bank owns our home, but we’re getting there…) and living in a home that someone else designed means that I’ve developed a long list of things that I would do differently. Someday, I hope we can build our own home, but if I won the lottery, I’d be all over that.
Two new vehicles I would love to buy two so-new-the-warranty-is-still-valid vehicles. One for me, and one for the husband. Don’t get me wrong, being married to a mechanic means that we don’t have to pay auto shop prices when things need fixing, and I am very grateful for that. But the husband fixes vehicles all week long, and it would be nice if he didn’t have to use his days off to work on our vehicles.
Buy a camper that doesn’t smell like feet We have a camper currently, and we’ve used it some, but our family has outgrown it. Plus- like most campers in our price range- it needs some love and attention. And we did do some work to it before taking it out, but we discovered that- when it’s rainy and damp out- our camper smells a little bit like old sneakers. I’d love to get a slightly bigger camper, that is immediately usable.
Land in the middle of nowhere On this land we could park the camper, or build a cabin. Or maybe a secret bunker, in which we’d store our supplies for the zombie apocalypse
Buy a new laptop Mine has died. I don’t like to talk about it, it’s still too painful. I’ve been using the husband’s netbook. Again, I’m very grateful that we at least have that, but I still miss my laptop.
Travel to everywhere If I won the lottery, I’d totally just pick up and go places. And I would even bring the children!
Update the wardrobe Much like the laptop, this is not a subject I enjoy. But part of being less than affluent- and I repeat, I’m grateful that it’s not as bad as it once was- means prioritizing. Everyone needs new clothes, but that whole pesky grown-up/parent thing means that I choose to clothe the children first. As it should be.
Since my chances of winning the lottery aren’t exactly spectacular- I’d have to start buying tickets first- I’ll have to settle for checking these off one by one, instead of all at once!
If you won the lottery, what would you do?
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