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I want, I want, I want...

June 25th, 2008 at 05:24 am

Just when we found out we need to do about $5000 worth of work in the basement, I get a bad case of the "I wants."

I want
a nice vacation
a new dresser/chest of drawers
a nice bed and mattress
Central A/C

Now of course, I could buy all of that with the money we HAVE to spend on the basement, but I need to get inventive about what I want (none of this is particularly necessary) and what's actually affordable.

But we've been living with a mismatched bedroom, pretty badly mismatched at that, since we've been married and DH's bed joined my furniture with an IKEA dresser on the side. The bed is a European king size, which is unbelievably different than an American or British King size, so our sheets don't fit and the mattress is just plain worn out.

Now if I could get my vacation with airmiles, find an estate sale dresser, and some sort of bargain on A/C, well, maybe I could actually do some of this.

So, my last ebay sales have been lousy, so I scrounged up more unnecessary books to sell, and am trying to think of ways to make up the difference.

Man, I feel like I'm a whiny little brat today!

4 Responses to “I want, I want, I want...”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I've been's okay to want, it is just about being patient, prioritizing and giving yourself small rewards along the way.

    Here's an idea. Pick one and start dropping bills in a jar towards that item...just might make you feel like you are making progress. In fact I just might do that for some living room chairs I want! Smile

  2. Koppur Says:

    We all go through wanting phases...what is important is that you know they are wants and are not trying to trick yourself into thinking they are needs. Maybe with some sales and discounts you can afford it all...good luck! Smile

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    I definately understand the I Wants. Maybe you could pick a small goal and start with that. A new to you dresser could be a Craigslist/yardsale find that you just refinish yourself. Personally, I think older dressers have a lot of character. But if you're looking for new, save up for the one item, then move on to the bed, ect.

  4. klbb90 Says:

    Keep watching Craigslist/freecycle for that new to you bedroom furniture. It will happen for you soon!

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