Wednesday, July 20, 2005
What would you do if you were rich???
People my parents know recently won nine million pounds--$20+ million dollars--on the lottery.
If I had that sort of money I'd move house--or somehow cure the water problems of this house ;-) Maybe put everything on stilts? I'd buy another house in North Wales for my family to use, I'd buy a house in Mull or one of the wee islands, plus a boat, for retirement (and for family to use). Maybe one in Ireland to rent out. I'd install as much renewable energy into each property as I could (geothermal heating, solar power, etc). I'd get my mother a helper--maybe two!!
Then... I'd visit my CPs and treat them to some fancy hotel spa for a weekend, I'd take the kids to DisneyLand, I'd tour the national parks of N. American in a camper van (Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Glacier National Park), I'd return to Australia and visit my friends, do another camper tour in the Red Centre, tour New Zealand and see where they filmed Lord of The Rings, I'd fly to Churchill to see Polar bears and Alaska to see the scenery. I'd go visit family in Africa--even if they don't have any fuel!!!
I'd set aside a good portion, say a million dollars to aid programs that fed starving children or helped improve African farming methods--maybe more???
I'd buy one pair of diamond studs--because I've always fancied a pair. Might buy some real furniture, although truth be told I actually like Ikea.
I wouldn't stop writing though DH could decide for himself if he wanted to stop work...I bet he wouldn't :)
What does that say about us I wonder???
OK--what would you do with $20 million???