Thursday, April 14, 2011

My so-called blog post

This is the next post, in what I hope to be many as part of a blog project I am doing with three other ladies. At the end of my post I will give you the links so that you can check out what they have to say on our topic. Who knows, maybe you will find something else you like.

Today's topic is what would you do if someone gave you $250,000.  While this is a fairly sizable amount of money, it isn't really enough to change your life.  It would make me more comfortable, but no jobs would be quit. 

As I was thinking about this, the ideas that came to my mind immediately are, I would fix the bathroom and hire a cleaning lady.  I am not sure if this is because I was in the shower of doom at the time or not.  The other thing I would want to do is fix the kitchen.  Really, let's be honest, I would want to fix my house.  Make it so that it isn't slowly crumbling in around my ears.  Make it so that it would be pretty.  That amount would be more than enough to do that.

But the whole topic of the cleaning lady had more of an actual impact on my daily life.  As I was pondering this mythical $250,000, I calculated how much a cleaning lady would cost on an annualized basis.  Really, it is just a pin prick at that $250,000.  It is less than the amount my mother gave me for the holidays last year.

This is where it got interesting.  Someone did give me enough money so I could get a cleaning lady.  Figures were scribbled in steam on the shower door.  There was enough to do this.   Figures were rechecked, then double checked on paper with a calculator.  There really is enough to do this.  Really.

I floated the idea past my mom and my husband.  Everyone was on board.  They all thought it was a splendid idea.  Really, having someone help me with the housework is going to make our lives soo much better.  I will be sooo much happier, the kids will be happier because I am happier. 

I am getting someone to help me clean my house!  I am so excited.

That is where my story ends.  I never did figure out what to do with the money.  I got so distracted by my own real financial situation.  There is a story in there some place about the validity of fixing my house versus doing something to help the world with a gift like this.  But who has time for all that?  I am too busy interviewing cleaning ladies.  If you know anyone, drop me a line!

If you want to see what the other ladies have to say about this, then check them out, Momarock, Froggie and Merrylandgirl.

1 comment:

  1. That kind of thinking is how I ended up with a NookColor. I was thinking "well, if I had enough money to get an iPad....hey, I DO have enough money to get an iPad!" and it went on from there. I ended up getting something less expensive (but much loved) and it had the side-effect of making me a bit more comfortable and less filled with worry because I realized I have a bit of money. I'm not rich, I won't go on any shopping sprees, but I can stop getting so fretful. It's a nice feeling.

    I wonder if I have enough to pay a crew to come clean, sort, and redecorate my room. If I had $250,000 I'd buy a condo in the building I'm in now and move my stuff in so I could avoid having to actually clean it up.