Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by dacheat, Dec 25, 2007.
aright, let's hear/see!
. And like $30.
Just a hookah so far, but I haven't gone anywhere yet.
. My gf's been asking me to come over...but I didn't buy her anything so. yeah
girls can be suckers for thoughtful stuff; doesn't have to cost money.
make her a 'coupon' for one 1hr full body massage and make sure you have some kind of massage oil on hand. cheap, effective; she understands you were broke, but thought about her.
got a digital camera, a bunch of clothes for skiing, a 1 hour massage coupon, and a 4 ton jack for the garage
I got nothing from the wife
But, when I got home today...she finally asked me what I wanted...and then I asked her what she could afford..... her> <me.
So I think I'll pressure her into getting me:
(A) a mig welder, a chop saw, a band saw, and some other tools.
(B) a Canon XTi DSLR with a full camera kit.
(C) The wheels I'm waiting for Rota to make and some tires.
(D) A Tire changing machine.
(E) Pay for the bills for a month.
(F) Buy a new car that can tow, and is decent on gas.
(G) A full set of Megan coil-overs for the S12.
But on the other hand... my sister sent me some sausage and cheese in a tower boxed thing, my friends wife gave me $50, and a neighbor tossed me some peanuts and popcorn in a tower box thing.
My final Santa budget ended up way more than I thought it would, but I made a lot of people happy.
The wife ended up with her wine glasses, a case of plum wine, and a Coach purse... about $1000. And she also ended up with a house that looks pimp. Look at my sig.
My parents and sisters got about $400 worth of mail-order-meat.
Steve got $50 to take his SO out to dinner.
Chris, Tristen, and Tom all got a R/C drift car...Chris doesn't know it yet. $80
The wife's brother got a pair of $400 wine glasses also.
Two neighbors got Dunken Donuts $20 each gift cards, I also tossed the guys siding my house the same thing, $20 each.
The wife's friend got a bottle of Hennessey XO. $160.
so all in all...I've shelled out about $2200... for everyone..
And then my Z got a set of Volks C Ultra's and new tires, 1" wheels spacers, and a Sard R2D2 BOV. The S12 got a pair of Watanabe's and a pair of Work E-wing's with tires, The garage got a PS3, with a few games and a few Blu-ray DVD's, and I ended up getting enough Corona Light and some propane to keep me warm and happy in the garage when I'm not sleeping or working.
What the hell are you gonna do about all that debt?!?! LOL
This year the wife and I set our budgets a little lower because she's due in feb with our first son and she had to quit her job about 3 months ago due to the fact she was sick all the time, so.... I got a magnaflow muffler, new shifter knob, white faced gauges, $50 gift card to o'reily's, new silverstar bulbs, a set of driving lights, a Ralph Lauren polo l/s shirt, a few books, wife got a few pieces of Calphalon cookware, some new silverware, lots of other various kitchen goodies (she loves to cook and I love to eat lol) and lots of nice baby stuff for our son.
I got forged internals. Eagle rods, Wiseco pistons, OEM bearings. Picked up a laptop for myself. Compaq Presario with 2 gb ram, dual core 1.8ghz processors, nvidia 6100 256mb gfx card and a 120 gb hd. I love it. Vista is actually pretty badass if you have a computer that is good enough to run it smoothly.
Working my ass off.... It's still safely in budget Vs. my paycheck...
$129,645.22 for the 13 year mortgage.
$50,007.77 currently for the HELOC Loan...will add about $12K's to that when the siding is done.
$26,130.54 payoff balance for my student loans...
$205,783.53 right now. Add 11-12Ks for the last installment for the siding on the house...so about $216,783.53--$217,783.53ish for the first of the year..... but that will drop about $550 when I make a payment on the mortgage before Jan 1st. And when the house is back together, kitchen has a little work done to it, I clean everything up at the right time and get another appraisal and refinance....then I'm shooting to have a house thats worth $325K's + that I owe for less than $180K's....I can either sell, move, start over in a smaller house closer to work, and buy a plane. or live here until the wife needs a wheelchair to get around (5-10 years) and pay down more on the house debt, then sell, move, and still have money to play with.
And working my ass off, I'm closing in on hitting the 6 digit yearly pay scale...so I'm not really worried about money right now. Plus I'm nearly $40K's into a 401K in only 5 years and I'm still 35 right now...20 years later...I expect to retire happy.
ohh shit...I forgot to add that the Z also got an MSD 6A, and a Blaster SS coil....
I got a 30 GB Zune, the old stylle, what i wanted. Also got 2 craftsman gift cards and a vons gift card, some clothes as always, snow pants and jacket, and some other random stuff.
I cleaned up this year.
Underarmor long sleeve
About 150 in cash
A couple sets of pliers, nail punches.
Motorola bluetooth headset dealio
And a buttload of random candy's and such like frango's and chocolate coffee beans.
I spent all in all around 1g this year that I definitely needed, but what goes around definitely comes around. I'm lounged up watching evan almighty with mom eating brie and crackers like I'm a starving ethiopian child.
lol. we are watching Evan Almighty too.
I got 11 HD dvds, XBOX 13 month card, XBOX 4000 point card, XBOX rechargeable battery, BB gift cards, and a louffa. Christmas was good But i love giving more then I do receiving and I knew my family was happy. The best part of Christmas 07 was no girlfriend. So that saved me at least a 1000 bucks.
a couple shirts and sweaters
new pair of shell tops
pots and pans, and some other misc kitchen stuff like spatulas, etc
couple small dollar gift cards to walmart, etc
estimated return: 600.
sounds fair to me.
a couple of $100 gift cert.
Guitar Hero III
Rogue Status shirt
a change counting jar
self charging LED flashlight..
GC from Dunkin Donuts, Bugaboo, Applebees and Cheesecake Factory
4-5 boxes of a Remmington hydroshock .45 for my new Glock.
LED magnetic pickup light
New Craftsman mechanic gloves
Shirts, pants, driving gloves and a S&W beenie (nice).
Not bad for something of a small Xmas. I really looked forward to giving this year for some reason. The gifts went over really well.
Game Stop/ Best Buy gifts cards
money for new glasses <-------most important
k really i wanna know what the gf got you
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