Credit card binge
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|Tue, 02-19-2013 - 3:59pm|
I went on a binge this weekend and I am now suffering from buyer’s remorse…I need accountability, so here goes.
We purchased our home in August of 2010. It had never been renovated or updated in any way since 1950 when it was built. We repainted almost every wall, refinished the hardwoods and replaced the light switch covers and outlet covers. Over the past few years we have updated the electric panel, added the HVAC unit, fixed the roof over the front entry, and updated the electric meter (as I posted last week). None of the recent changes have been visible improvements on the interior of the home, so I am feeling kind of blah about my surroundings. This weekend I decided that we needed to take care of the light fixtures that have been giving us fits (flickering lights and burning out lights quickly). I really don’t want to burn my house down and the scare with the electric meter has been on my mind. I spent about $300 on new fixtures and put it all on the credit card. I justified the purchases the entire time by saying that the tax refund is on its way. While these were probably needed for the safety of the home, I could have put off the purchases for a month or so while we waited for our tax refund to come through…
Old and new fixtures pics below