Monday, August 8, 2011

Spending that money, honey.

Phew, things are expensive.  And, apparently, money does not grow on trees.  I've been trying to win the lottery, but no luck.  How hard can it really be to successfully pick five numbers plus a power/mega ball?  Ponder that for a moment.

Unlike the United States government, Matt and I are {pretty much} fiscally responsible adults who have saved for everything we're now spending (plus more, of course), but it still hurts.  Our credit card bill is growing faster than the US debt to GDP ratio and our savings is shrinking like investor confidence!  {Perhaps I've been watching too much CNBC and Bloomberg.}  I like to think that we are trying to stimulate the economy to prevent another recession.  Everyone has to do their part.  We are sure doing ours.  Here's a little glimpse at some of our stimulus bill.

cabinets and countertops (different but similar countertops than pictured)
 
Virginia Bed - Ballard Designs (guest bedroom)

Weber gas grill - Matt's b-day present/our cooking apparatus while the kitchen is not functioning
 
Jenn-Air 30" downdraft gas range - I can't wait until I'm cooking with gas!

Whirlpool dishwasher (we're replacing a perfectly good Whirlpool that we really like, but it's white, so might as well make everything match when we're already spending this much... hoping to donate the old one to Habitat)

Vacation home in St. George Island - nicer than our house, one block to beach, private pool, dogs welcome.  Cannot wait.
 Anyone else out there, besides Jenn, also stimulating the economy by way of some home renovation, decorating or something else?  Do your part, people... do your part.

P.S.  I heard Timothy Geithner say that S&P's downgrade of the US bond rating was "irresponsible."  I laughed.  An evil, p-o'd laugh.  Really?  Because, what I find is irresponsible is the fact that we're in this mess in the first place.  I'm so over politicians... all of them.  Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Green, Independent, whatever.  I want to know who, if anyone, is actually trying to put the American people before their own interests????  End of rant.  Thank you for reading.

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