This challenge has been sitting waiting for my response for over a week. High time I got it looked after. @crazybgadventure nominated me on this one.
The challenge is pretty simple, or appears to be. The premise is that I’ve been given 1million dollars and I’m to share what I’d buy in the next 24 hours. The catch is, the purchases can’t be Steem related.
So,a million bucks seems like a lot. But when I think about it in the long term, it really needs to have some management if it’s going to last. I need to have fun but be prudent.
So the five things:
1. A New Vehicle
I don’t like vehicles that I sit down into, so most cars are out. I like a vehicle that I have lots of space to move in behind the steering wheel and a vehicle that I can use to move stuff around if I need to. So, no surprise that I would get myself a pickup. I would likely head toward a Dodge RAM 1500, 4-wheel drive and 4 seater, fitted with a toneau on the box.
2. A Home
I don’t have lavish ideas when it comes to a house. I am conscious of the fact I’m getting older. Well, shit happens sometimes and special needs occur. So, the house would be wheelchair and handicap accessible just in case the unheard of happened.
The house would be open concept bungalow with a large kitchen. It’s not that I spend a lot of time in the kitchen but, when I do, I want room to move around and to work. A breakfast nook by a window is definitely to be part of the kitchen layout. Three bedrooms and a large office in addition to laundry room, living room, bathroom and two car garage would flesh out the rest of the layout. Geo-thermal heating and radiant in-floor heating throughout the house will eliminate the use of carpets.
A patio with a privacy fencing at the back of the house and a wide porch across the front of the house will give me places to be able to sit outside with some protection from the elements and nosey neighbours.
What’s a home without furnishings? I would have fun finding the furnishings for this new house. I’d need a balance between sparse and too much ‘stuff’. I want a warm home not a cluttered home. Needless to say, among those furnishings will be kick ass computer equipment with multiply monitors, and audio-visual equipment. No comment what I’d use that all for :)
I would be setting aside an amount to have available for benefiting others. That fits with the history of community service that I have. I have a few ideas how the distribution would be. Some of it would definitely go toward projects that give people a hand-up over a hand out.
The balance would go into investments likely a mix of fiat and crypto based. After having bought a nice house and vehicle, they have to be maintained so investing is needed.
Yes, I have a tendency toward the simple and the familiar. I have very little interest in travelling. To me, travelling while it might be interesting is more stress than I really want to engage in. The day might come that I get the urge to go further afield. It’s just not arrived.