7-7-7Today's supposedly a lucky day, so I picked up 7 mega million quick picks (you get an 8th free, no clue why). Hopefully, I'll be the sole winner of the $126 million jackpot. Then, my pathetic little house-hunt will be much less stressful, and $30,000 won't seem like such a big deal, and $50,000 won't cause me to have palpitations.
What would I do if I won? Day one, immediately, I'd take a leave of absence from work. (A testament to how much I like my job that I wouldn't just up and quit without a second thought.) After that phone call is made, first up, I'd buy a new car. I have no clue what kind of car, just something NEW with functioning air conditioning. Then, I'd drive in air-conditioned comfort to Duxiana and buy a Dux bed. To the uninitiated, a Dux is the greatest mattress in the world. They also cost about $5000. A friend of mine has one, and before she moved out of town, I used to house-sit for her when she traveled so I could sleep on it. So my first action items would be to attend to my immediate comfort. Then, I'd gather my family together to celebrate with a blowout meal that first night at a fabulous restaurant. I'd tip the wait-personnel extravagantly as I've always wanted to do that. Besides my family, I'd keep my good news to myself for awhile.
The rest of the first week, I'd pay off the (very little) debt I have and any that my siblings and mother may have. I'd make donations to the charities I support and the ones I always wished I could support but could never get to. And the house-hunt would begin... not the house-hunt by today's standards, but the search for the dream house. Or maybe I'd just get a fabulous penthouse loft to tide me over in comfort until I could envision exactly what I'd want in the long-term. I'd order everything on my Amazon and iTunes wishlist. I'm not some crazy shop-a-holic, I'd just get through my list of CDs and books I keep all at once instead of a couple a month. That's how I envision the first several days.
Regarding the real house-hunt, the one on today's budget, I looked at eight condos yesterday which I'll post about later. Right now, I'm going to go practice The Secret and Visualize myself depositing $63,000,000 into my bank account (yeah, I'd take the lump sum cash out over the 26 annual payments).
What would you do if you hit the jackpot?