I decided to splurge this year on my holiday bonus from work.
The last few years I used the money to make repairs around the house and in my car.
At one point I bought new rain gutters to go along my rooftop, and another year I purchased a new radiator for my car. The radiator was a major problem for two years as I kept worrying about my engine overheating on a near daily basis. It had a major leak and I couldn’t afford to refill the reservoir daily with antifreeze, so I had to use jugs of water that I kept in the backseat of my car. This was stressful because I could be stuck in traffic on the interstate and suddenly your temperature gauge goes crazy and shoots up to the highest temperature position. In those situations I had no choice but to pull off the side of the road as quickly as possibly so I could get the engine turned off before I blew a gasket. Now that I have a working radiator, I can turn my attention away from my car for once. This year I have a different idea altogether. I have always wanted a hot tub for my back porch. But I want to get a hot tub heated by gas. I already have a gas line running to my house to power my central furnace. My energy costs dropped when I switched from electric heat to gas. I’m hoping that I can use the hot tub more frequently if I use gas heat. Hopefully that results in a lower energy bill than an electric heated hot tub.