The Million Dollar Question

19 Feb
Eiko and her credit card

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What would you do with a million dollars, tax free?

I was going to be flippant, as usual: pay off my credit cards and buy a box of Maltesers with the change.  But then I had a think about the things I really want that money can buy.

Yes, I would pay off my credit cards but there’d be plenty of change.  I would sleep a little better at night.

Money can’t make the Hub well, but it could make his life easier: a hot tub for his aches and pains.  A taxi service for the boys and me so we didn’t have to stretch his limited energy reserves.  There would be enough money to pay for the things he likes doing, which would raise his endorphin levels, which would help him to feel a little better.  Small but significant changes.

I’d pay off Tory Boy’s student debt and put enough away for Spud’s when the time comes.  Give them driving lessons and a Berlitz language course.  They’d have all they need to face life then, because they’re already smart.

Redecorate our bedroom.

I’d see certain people right, as a thank you for their kindness to me/us.  Something for charity as well.  The Hub has this dream of winning huge amounts so he could set up a trust that would help people who couldn’t find money elsewhere: like the person who needs life-saving treatment in another country or the old man who can’t afford to bury his wife.  The awful things we read about in the paper.

I can’t think of anything else.  With the love of a good man and two fantastic sons, I’m rich enough. 

Wait!  I forgot one: with all that dosh floating around he wouldn’t be able to stop himself buying more crap: I’d buy the Hub a warehouse.

9 Responses to “The Million Dollar Question”

  1. Chloe February 19, 2011 at 11:14 #

    It sounds like you are rich enough, my friend, even without that million dollars. Strange though, last night I dreamt that I won £30million…and I tracked down an old boyfriend and gave him and his new wife £100,000. He was a good guy, so I guess he deserved it! xx


    • Tilly Bud February 19, 2011 at 12:42 #

      Sounds like you’re a good gal, too. 🙂


  2. nrhatch February 19, 2011 at 17:18 #

    True wisdom here, Tilly Bud.


  3. vivinfrance February 19, 2011 at 18:07 #

    Who needs loadsamoney when you have a family like this.

    Did you ever see the novella I wrote about the elderly spinster who won a triple rollover? Her spending was much as you’ve envisaged, and the book was based round the stories of the people she helped. I submitted it a couple of times without so much as a nibble, and now it’s languishing in a file on the old computer.


    • Tilly Bud February 21, 2011 at 10:03 #

      I never saw that! Did you ever put it on fbf? I don’t remember it.

      Time for you to take it out and look at it again.


  4. kenny February 19, 2011 at 23:01 #

    I was gonna do the easy one too! Makes you think a little when you’re caring for others eh! Well it’s out there now…you’re a lovely mother and wife.


    • Tilly Bud February 21, 2011 at 10:04 #

      Aw, shucks! Thanks Kenny. But remember, you only have my word for it… 🙂


  5. sunshineinlondon February 21, 2011 at 13:06 #

    It’s so interesting to give proper thought to what you’d do with a million dollars. With your kind heart and clearly giving nature, you deserve to win a million. I’ll hold thumbs for you (did you also say that in SA?)
    Sunshine xx


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