So, I re-fied, my house, and I got some decent money saved up that is liquid, I am spending 200 less a month on the mortgage, and am financially stable right now... What to spend my extra money on?
I want off street parking. A driveway would be a luxury AND add to the value of my home. An expenditure, not an expense. Maybe even an investment.
So might a shed in the backyard. Ya know... I always wanted a room out there. An outbuilding I could go to. Like an office. Or a workshop. Or a writer's shed. My grandfather had an office...
Like Roald Dahl had. Or Mark Twain.
Been thinking on this since before my vacation and did the rough draft for this post back in July. I am not the only one thinking on these lines, serendipitously. At least I came upon it independently. Hey, all the cool kids are lusting after small outbuildings, now.
I could put in a mini woodstove for heat. More.
And electrify it so it could have fans and lights and maybe a window shaker AC. Maybe a fridge and a small microwave. With that set up and a cot, I could live in something that looks like a garden shed. Handy in emergencies like after fires or major renovations.
I want it to be built like a 'brick shed house,' like this writer's shed. But this, is nice too; or these and these.
Another thing to spend money on? A new roof. Even considering a metal roof. More practical than a writer's shed...
Same with replacement windows. These, on my house now are all failing. But THIS line item might be the most expensive of the group.
New doors. Strong doors.
A natural gas generator is $5000 installed. As soon as I get one we won't have a power outage for 12 years.
What? No gun? No new gun is burning a hole in my pocket. Custom 1911? Meh. That's an idea. Spares. A 640 #2, a Commander #2. A bolt action .45 with a can like MBtGE is thinking. The single stack XD. Must update the ol' Master List.
The other thing? I have enough saved up now to replace my car with the same, but newer, model, and pay cash. Lotta power in that freedom. Of course if I blow that money on sheds and a roofs... I'll have tapped too much of it. But right now the pile is growing. And $200 extra, per.
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