Observations in October – 2018 #31Things – Purchase

I must admit I’ve made a lot of purchases in my life.  Our biggest purchase of course is our house and I am so glad we were able to get into it when we did.  I’d hate to have to start out now.  A couple of years ago we gave the house a face-lift so it should be good for quite a while.

I wrote about the cars we’ve had in yesterday’s post. 

A lot of my purchases include scrapbooking items.  My best purchase in that area was my Workbox.  I love it and got it on sale which is even better.  It holds so much stuff and makes it so easy to find what I want. 

I try never to pay full price for anything.  If I can’t get it on sale I wait, most of the time, but especially on clothes.  I’m not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination so I can’t see spending hundreds of dollars on something that I only wear a few times, given that I work from home and don’t need to dress fancy. 

The one area where I try not to scrimp is on our concert tickets.  I really like to get as close as we can if it is not outrageous.  I’ve never gotten VIP tickets before but my husband really wanted to see Lindsey Buckingham so we splurged and got them for tonight’s show.  In addition to getting pretty good seats in a relatively small venue, we get to go in by a special entrance, a signed poster, a lanyard and a copy of his new album, Anthology.  It is at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco which I don’t think I’ve ever been in so it will be a fun experience for me. 

It will be interesting to hear him without the rest of Fleetwood Mac and to hear if he says anything about the “breakup.”  I printed the setlist of his show from the other night and he does do some Fleetwood songs but there are many that I am not familiar with.  He does (according to the list) do “Big Love” which is my husband’s favorite, so I think he’ll be happy.  You know I’ll tell you all about it!

What kind of purchases do you make?  What is your splurge item?  Share!

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10 Responses to Observations in October – 2018 #31Things – Purchase

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Houses are wonderful, even if they are expensive to maintain. That workbox is like nothing I’ve ever seen. Hope the concert was all that and a bag of chips!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      The concert was fun but truth be told, not worth the money in my opinion. It was more for my husband who is the real Lindsey Buckingham fan. He did sing Big Love and there were a few songs that I had not heard before and really liked. We sat next to some fun people too so it was definitely a different experience. I got some great shots of the Palace of Fine Arts before we went in and we did get some signed posters and got to go in before everyone else. For the money, I think we should have been able to meet him too, even if just for a handshake!

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  2. Shelley says:

    Lovely home, and that workbox – WOW – awesome organizational tool! How fun for you! Our big purchases always revolve around the house, too. The roof was the last big one for us causing staycations for years, next big expense – a family trip!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yay to family trips. Our daughter wants us all to go to Disneyland for her birthday in November. I’ve never been to Disneyland in the holiday season so that is one of my goals but this November is a little too soon for me. Maybe next year for her 23rd birthday 🙂

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  3. Laurie says:

    Wow! That Workbox is massive! You must be a serious scrapbooker.

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  4. joey says:

    Big Love is my favorite too!
    The workbox is AWESOME!
    I look forward to giving our house an update, but I think it’ll be many years. Thankful my roof is good.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Our roof is what went, to the point of a leak into our kitchen. Of course the outside paint was chipped too but I think if the roof didn’t leak we would still be waiting to do something. Since we had to do the roof, we did siding on it all too. Now we should be good for a really long time. He didn’t disappoint with Big Love.

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