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Old 03-09-2005, 02:12 PM   #11
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Charity would be the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

GF would get new tires for her Durango and a new wardrobe.
The trip would be to New Orleans and some of the back country of Loisianna.
I'm still working on my kitchen, so the the $1,000.00 would help finish that project.
The last grand would be split as follows:
$250.00 to daughter to help with college books.
$250.00 to son for his apartment, (yey!! he's moving out again)!
$250.00 to install a wheelchair accessible shower in GF's parents apartment, (I'll do the labor).
$250.00 to take my GF out for a romantic dinner at a real nice restraunt and dancing afterwards, (Lord knows she deserves it).

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Old 03-09-2005, 02:23 PM   #12
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I would:

Give 1st $1K to Sonoma county food bank. They are low on everything....
Buy the wife 3 stone earings to match her 3 stone ring
Trip to Hawaii, just the 2 of us (no kids)
New carpeting for my living room
and for the spend as one wishes $1K...give to to the wife to spend as she pleases....if anyone deserves that, she does....


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Old 03-09-2005, 03:48 PM   #13
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the first grand to charity: the local food bank/meals on wheels

the second to dw: a grand of new clothes. she has not returned to her pre-baby weight and is very upset about it. i keep telling her how much better i think she looks (and i really mean it this time), but she would feel better with new clothes so she wouldn't get depressed looking at the stuff she doesn't fit in anymore.

the third grand: a trip to so. cal. to visit dw's best friend. her friend has really been there for her over this past (very difficult) year, and i know she'd like to see her.

the fourth: a new skim coat over the foundation, and a new sidewalk around he side of the house and a small patio.

the final grand: into my son's college account.
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Old 03-09-2005, 04:36 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=pdswife1]You walk outside this morning and sitting on your front steps is an blue envelope with your name on it. You open it and a check for $ 5,000 falls at your feet. Along with the check is this note.

Dear ______________
This money is for you to spend TODAY.
$ 1,000 of it must be given to your favorite charity.
Tubfrim, an orphanage in central Norway for mentally and physically challenged orphans.

$ 1,000 of it must be used to buy your spouse/partner something. If not married then a good friend will be the lucky one who gets a gift.
I would buy a train ticket to Benson to see the shows for my best friend. The $$ I spend on myself would be a ticket for me so the two of us can have fun. (*)

$ 1,000 of it must be used to take a trip somewhere.
See (*) above.

$ 1,000 of it must be used to do home decorating or repairs.
I want new living room furniture and a new plasma TV, whew do not think $1000 will stretch to the plasma TV.

The last $ 1,000 can be used any way you wish.
Since I cannot say buy the white house and evict the residents , I would give the money to my daughter for her wedding.
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Old 03-09-2005, 04:41 PM   #15
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charity: Project Blessing

Friend: My best friend Mark (hes also my pastor)

Trip: Road Trip to Part of America and Canada.

Decorating: I would get nice pictures and a new leather reclining chair

The remainder? Pay off bills.
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Old 03-09-2005, 04:42 PM   #16
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Spouse: I have no clue, I'd give him the $ so we could have $2000 for the trip!

Home: New appliances for the kitchen. $1000 doesn't go far for home renos these days

Vacation: Put it in the fund for our next trip somewhere hot. Hopefully Mayan Riviera

Me: A shopping spree after a round at the spa. Massage, hot rocks, manicure, haircut...the works. Then the rest goes to new clothes. I have recently lost a few pounds and need some clothes for work. (My casual stuff still works, sweats fit forever! ;) )
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Old 03-09-2005, 04:46 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Alix

Vacation: Put it in the fund for our next trip somewhere hot. Hopefully Mayan Riviera

;) )
If I don't use my $$ for Benson, I would go to Banff and Lake Louise.

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