Sunday, October 21, 2007

What I am doing with a little bit of spare money

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.


  1. Ceiling fans are a wonderful asset. We have one in both the bedrooms and a large on in the living room. They are especially nice in the winter time when there is no air flow because all the windows are closed.

    Congrats on your newfound fortune!

  2. By the way, Ingrid, I nominated you for a little something over at my place ;o) Come see!

  3. I think it is great that you talked about getting a discount because you asked for it. It is a little known fact that sales associates as places like Lowe's are trained to be very accessible about customer honor and often will go the extra mile.

    Enjoy your stuff!

  4. Home improvements always suck up my extra cash too, but they make life so much more pleasant, especially since I work from home. I love my ceiling fans!

  5. It's always fun to spend money. Once the fans are up and you can see them working you'll feel better about not buying a camera. :)

  6. wow girl....that is fabulous, and it surely sounds like you spent it well. :) I am happy for you!

  7. How totally AWESOME for you.

    Oh. I love when 'extra' money sure put the money to good use.

    Now when you look around the house you can see the friuts of all your hard work and labor.....