Do you remember when Oprah gave away cars? You get a car, you get a car, you get a car, etc, etc, etc. It's infamous. And just in case you haven't seen (or if you need a good laugh), here's a remix of the moment along with a little rapping.
And no, unfortunately I am not giving away cars! I wish. But, over the last couple of weeks I have felt like Oprah in reverse. You get my money, you get my money, you get my money....
Seriously, I feel like I should just pile it up in nice little stacks of bills and then throw it up into the air and let it float down so that everyone around me can grab some. (ok, I might be exaggerating....just a little).
But in all seriousness......
I am a saver. A real saver. I love seeing the number in the bank account go up...not down. I need a big safety net to feel ok about things. Blame it on my worry wart personality. And you know what? Selling 2 houses and buying another is freaking expensive!!!!
We aren't rich...we are 2 people who have good jobs and live comfortably. We save, we budget, we don't (usually) spend frivolously, we research before we buy, we sleep on big purchases and we pay off our credit card bill every month. I know this is what we save up for, but my goodness it's a bit of a shock when you actually have to SPEND the savings!
Before we could sell our house we needed a new Real Property Report ($500), and then the compliance from the county ($150), and a final inspection on the electrical in the basement ($150 and a really long story!!). In the new house we need a washer and dryer, a gas line for the oven, a new furnace, and new toilets. We are also doing all new flooring and have decided to move some walls. Don't get me wrong, it's all money well spent and it's all money we saved up and planned on spending, but SHIZA!!!
I think I am going through major shock. Does anyone else get night sweats about money flying out the door? I wish Oprah was still on the air....maybe I could have had a ticket to her show and recouped some of my losses. :)
I'll be done ranting and will be back with a floor plan of the new house later this week (using a free...free...website that I love).