Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #5

Thirteen Things I'd Do If I Won the Lotto

1. Pay off all my bills. How nice to be debt-free!
2. Set up an educational fund for J. I'd love to know his education was taken care of, even if he decided to go for his law degree AND his medical degree.
3. Set up a trust fund for J, that he could have access to later in life (with limits, of course - I'm not so foolish as to give him unlimited access to a great wodge of cash, that's just asking for trouble).
4. Set up trust funds for my nieces. Their dad hasn't exactly gone out of his way to help my sister financially, and I'd like them to know that not all family members suck.
5. Buy a new car. Something nice and not too expensive. Maybe a Honda Pilot.
6. Remodel my house. Enclose the garage and turn it into a study. Knock out walls between the study and J's room and give him one BIG room. Turn the toy room back into the music room it used to be. Add on a sunroom. Put in a pool and deck. Take out the nasty carpet and put in hardwood floors. Add a three-car garage (not because I want three cars, just because I could use the storage space!) with an apartment above it for company. (Can you tell I've given this some thought?)
7. Take a vacation. A real vacation, not just a day off for home repair or illness or car trouble. I'd like to go to Italy or Greece or Scotland and Ireland and Wales. Maybe I'd go to all those places.
8. Take a big family vacation. I'd love to take all the family - J and his little cousins, my sister, K's siblings, K, all of us - to Walt Disney World. That would be a BLAST.
9. Schedule myself a weekly massage for an entire year. Now that would be extravagance.
10. Buy season tickets for Baylor football and Stars hockey. Hell, I'd get a box at the Stars games.
11. Give to my church.
12. Give to Baylor (the English department, not the law school).
13. Give to other organizations I believe in.

And the all-important #14 - invest wisely. That should be #1, shouldn't it?

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3. Gattina
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9. Starrlight
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11. Sara
12. Incog & Nito

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PatentPrincess said...

Great list! The first thing I would probably do would be to pay down my bills. Then I'd get a new car and a house. And then, the weekly massages, yes please! I wish I could afford ONE massage LOL.

Happy Thursday! My list is up.

Raggedy said...

Terrific Thursday Thirteen!

Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Gattina said...

I came here already this morning but Blogger were on strike and didn't allow comments !
Your list is quite modest ! You could buy much more with 1 mill $, which I hope you will win once in a blue moon, lol !

amy said...

You have some great ideas..I love lists like that..Dreaming is nice

The Little Woman said...

When you win the lottery, adopt me. I need a vacation.


Everybody's wish. Would do the same as your #1.
My T13 is up too.

Laurence said...

Mmmmm... Good choices !!!

Happy T13 !!!

Qtpies7 said...

Fun fun!! My dh is buying lotto tickets with a group from work, though normally he would never do it, he doesn't want to be the only person left at work without millions of dollars, hehe. I wouldn't even know how to buy a lotto ticket, or play it, hehe.
But boy, I could spend the money if we won!!!
my TT is at

Starrlight said...

Great list! If I won the lottery my first move would be to, well, move. Somewhere warm!

Barbara said...

Oh, I love this list. I'd love to be able to do most of those things - vacation, give to the church, help my daughter who is about to send a son to college - and she's single and can't afford it.

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Sara said...

I would pay my bills and then buy a house. And help my husband find a better job. I don't even need the lotto - just a well planned bank robbery!

Incog & Nito said...

Great list, Yes I would do most of them, but I would probably spoil myself a little more - we deserve it.