The other day our company stock went up and I took the opportunity to sell some stock options I had. It was only a very small amount, but when all was said and done I had a couple thousand spare dollars in my hands. I have dedicated this spare money, to improvements around the house. This is what I have done with them so far:
1- Bought ceiling fans for the master bedroom, the living room/TV room, and Paula's bedroom. Someone will be coming next week to install them. The installation is about as costly as the fans, but at Lowe's they gave me a 10% discount on the cost of the fans, because I asked. Total cost: $650
2- Bought replacement water filters for our refrigerator, plus a new shelf to replace the one Gabe broke last year. Total Cost: $175.
3- Bought new trash disposal to replace the one that's been dead for almost a year now. With installation, taxes and everything, it came to $275.
4- The A/C guy is coming back next Wednesday and to make some repairs and improvements. We are also buying a one year maintenance contract. Total cost: $500.
I have very little money left, and I am kinda bummed out because I wanted a new camera, possibly a digital SLR. I can't buy one with what I have left, it's not enough. But I'll survive.