In early June, Brad suggested that we sell the jet-ski. I could not believe my ears, that my husband willingly wanted to sell our beloved water toy, but he seemed to feel that it was the right thing to do and proceeded to post it on Craigslist. We have four children, he reasoned, so what possible good could a jet-ski do us?
I reluctantly agreed, all the while secretly taking stock in the fact that with the status of the economy and gas being four bucks a gallon, no one in their right mind would want to buy a jet-ski.
Um, yeah, I was wrong.
Not only did someone want to buy it, about six someones wanted to buy it and the next thing I new, our fantastically fun toy was hitched to the back of some guys pickup and headed back to British Columbia. This poor guy drove six hours down here and then turned around and drove the six hours home, with our beautiful party barge following him diligently home. I. Was. Sad.
But when Brad waved the fat wad of cash in front of me that our little toy brought us, I got over it.
If we had been smart, we would have put all that money directly in savings, which we planned on doing. But first, we made a few small purchases:
:A new couch for our living room
:A bedroom set, which we have not-so-patiently been waiting for our entire marriage
With smiles on our faces and a nice stack of change left over, we ended our shopping spree and put the rest in the bank.
...Until the dishwasher died in our 14 month old house, making it ineligible for warranty and thus causing us to buy a new one.
...And then the washing machine went, so we promptly headed out and got a new one of those.
...And then the doctor's bills came for sweet Austin, and we took the 20% discount offered and paid in full.
....And then, weirdness of weird, the TV went out upstairs and we had to repair that to the tune of a couple hundred dollars.
...And then the big wamboosal of them all, THE VAN. Our beloved Dodge Grand Caravan sported over 170,000 miles and needed $2000 worth of work done...
So now we have a new one of those. It is beautiful and pristine and I am in heaven, but it looks EXACTLY like my old one, color and all.
Needless to say, our little jet-ski nest egg has most certainly been spent, but I am glad we had the money we needed, even if it means some guy in BC is having the time of his life.