Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Million Bucks

This is Day 14 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is If I had a million dollars. Please visit the other participants for more stories. Better late than never.

It would be nice to have a million dollars just to play with. I'd probably start with my dream house. A two-story house with a full basement and walk up attic (I love storage space) on at least ten acres with an attached two-car garage with bonus room, and a huge workshop for hubby with heat and A/C, partitions for different tasks (electronics, metal working, miscellaneous tinkering), a bathroom and refrigerator. Save the beer for after working with the power tools, please.

There would be a wrap around porch, an upper level deck with an outdoor kitchen, and a stone fireplace in the backyard, all excellent for entertaining.

I'd have a spacious kitchen with lots of drawers, cabinets and counter space. A must have would be a walk-in pantry with lots of shelves, drawers and slide outs for canned goods plus a main level laundry with a way to hang up jeans, dry sweaters and storage for laundry supplies - again with the storage.

It would have office space for both of us, plus two master bedrooms, one on each level, and two guestrooms upstairs with an additional bathroom. The main level would also have a powder room. The main living area would be an open floor plan with a big fireplace and lots of natural light.

In reality, if I were handed a million dollars, no strings attached, I would probably donate some, save some, buy hubby a new truck and maybe buy some version of my dream house.

What would you do?

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  1. Yep. Most people would do pretty much the same thing. It's not surprising. You're handed a gift, you'll tend to use it the best way possible.

    1. Agreed. There are some, however, that would blow through it, live it up and then wonder...what now? And wish they had it back.

  2. I like your idea of the dream home. But two master bedrooms? You anticipating kicking somebody out of one?? And that kitchen... sounds excellent. I'm in on something like that if I had that million, that's for sure.

    1. The idea behind two master bedrooms is that would be our "forever" home and while I like the idea of bedrooms upstairs, my thought was if we ever were unable to climb the stairs (even temporarily) we'd still have a comfortable bedroom downstairs.

      A nice kitchen is definitely a dream of mine.


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