Regal Charm -- actually I am spending the kids inheritance -- my mom's kids! Kind of ironic that you would say that. I have yet to buy anything that is just for me from the money -- everything spent has been stuff that should long ago have been done but there was never the money for it: new windows, pay off debts, a weekend getaway with the kids, that kind of thing. I guess maybe my new hay trailer is just for me. And I'm enjoying not having to scrimp on every penny for a little while. Put some money down on the mortgage, but can't do much else until the estate taxes are all done. There won't be any inheritance for my own kids though. I'm still trying to figure out how my parents ended up with any money at all. I'm really hoping I'll have some of this inheritance to see me through to start my old age, though it certainly won't see me through to the end.
I certainly agree about bells and whistles. I don't like the ice-makers and water and dvd's in the door and electronic warning, blah, blah, blah.. in the end if I wanted that size of fridge, within my budget, my choices were pretty limited actually. So I got some fancy do-dads that I don't really want, though no water hook up. Been there, done that, didn't like it.
V -- guess what -- now instead of two doors side by side, you can get french doors on top for the fridge and two drawers below for the freezer! Sheesh, enough doors already!
So I sold my old fridge today and my new one isn't here yet! We're living out of a cooler and rubbermaid! Oh well.. it's kind of nice having the extra space in the kitchen. New fridge hopefully tomorrow!