I know when it comes to this subject that I’m pretty different from a lot of other people. I’m not sure why but it’s just the way I am. I would have so much more rathered fix my house or “have” something other than a weeks worth of memories and come back to a house that needs work.
When Paul and I got married a million years ago, he wanted to take a trip to Hawaii. We lived in an old house which I really loved but it needed a lot of work. So, we go to Hawaii and relax and have I guess a pretty fun time OR, we put in new windows that we would have forever and would be kept warm all winter. Just so you know, we did put in the new windows.
I guess to me, I like my home. I love my home actually and I’d so much rather work on it than spend all those thousands of dollars taking a trip that’s over in such a short period of time only to come back to the same problems that you left to take your vacation? It just doesn’t make any sense to me and I know, I’m very alone in this because I know a lot of people who love to travel and love to spend money on vacations. I’m just not sure why I’m like this.
We did take trips but we just didn’t do the really elaborate “Hawaii” or the great big ones. We also had a cabin that we spent every weekend in the summer at so I guess, for me, I didn’t really feel I needed a “get away from it all kind of thing.”
What kind of person are you? Do you like to blow it all in one shot and then not have the things you both need and want or would you rather play it safe and put your money into your home or something you really need more than a memory?