Sunday, March 20, 2011

Simple Living

I’ve always known that decorating a house will be something that will take time…especially if we are on a shoestring budget…and that’s what we had for a budget. That’s because of everything that we had to go through just to have this house built. The money we lost from the fraud builder would have been enough to finish furnishing and decorating this house with some left over still. That’s all in the past and we try to move on from that unfortunate event. Anyway, when we first moved in this house, we only had the appliances [most of them anyway], some pieces of furniture and some lighting fixtures. We only had the basic stuff to live comfortably in a house we waited for years to be built.

As the months and years go by, we’re able to buy the other things one at a time. We started with small ticket items like simple lighting fixtures for the bedrooms. We would save for big ticket items like the dining set and would buy them when we have the money to pay for it. We don’t depend on credit cards which would have been easy to do since they’re very easy to reach for. Hubby and I know that it would be a burden in the long run so we’d rather wait until we can afford to pay for something in cash. Little by little, we’re able to get the things we need and some of the things we want. We still have a long way to go but we’re content with the way we’re doing things. We still have to put some lighting fixtures outside but that can wait. For now, we’re happy that we don’t owe much. In time, we know we will be able to get everything we need AND want for this house.

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