Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

The Search Continues

July 20, 2010

“Think carefully, you only get to spend your money once.”

This is advice that I gave to my children when they were young.  To begin with they got an allowance and they were allowed to spend it however they wanted to spend it.  Then when they were sixteen they got part-time jobs.  Again they were allowed to spend their money however they wanted to spend it, but we no longer gave them money.  We provided a place to live, food to eat and some basic clothes.  They had their own money for gas, entertainment and stuff.

You only get to spend it once.

We are currently in the market for a black leather studio couch.  It has been hard to find.  We are also looking for a travel trailer.  We have specific ideas about what we are looking for and it has not been easy.  At times it has been discouraging but we hold off on our purchase because we too, can only spend our money once.

Do you wait for what you want, or settle for what you can find easily?

There are many things in life that we have to choose.  How we spend our money and our time, are important decisions.  Sometimes we have to choose quickly.  Sometimes we can afford to wait.

Choose wisely.


June 14, 2010

My wife likes to shop.

Me…not so much.

There is the weekly chore of shopping for groceries and various household products that I really could live without, but that must be done.

Then there is the occasional shopping for clothes, gifts, and various special purchases.  This is a little better, but still not something that I truly enjoy.

Currently we are in the market for a number of more expensive items.  We gave our couch to our newly married son, thinking it would be nice to get a new couch. 

Our car needs repairs that cost more than the value of the car.

We would like to get a different camper.

We have a limited budget for all of the above, and yet very specific desires regarding what we would like to purchase.


The futility of looking at all the things on the market that are not what we want is starting to wear on me.  Stores, want ads, on-line shopping,… we are utilizing all kinds of resources, and I am sure that we will eventually find the desired stuff, but it is a time-consuming process, and I don’t have a lot of extra time.

Oh well…

I guess I will check for new listings.