Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Wish List

Because I am considered a displaced homemaker, I have the opportunity of receiving the "First Time Homebuyers Credit" with my income tax return this year. It is a nice little chunk of change so I am working on my wish list.

My dryer is pretty inefficient. I think I have two dryer settings that work - High and Fluff. This is on the top of my list There is a matching washer but my washer works great, has a good EnergyStar rating so that will be on my list in 2010 or 2011.

My refrigerator that came with the house is OLD. So old that I think it came from Montgomery Wards and they have been out of business for years! This is what I looking at to replace the fridgeThis one is so big that I won't have to keep running down to the basement to get stuff out of the little fridge down there.

My stove is horrible. It also came with the house and has seen better days. In addition to the cosmetic issues, the oven simply will not come clean and the thermostat doesn't work. It needs a new burner electrical connection on one of the large burners and there are no little knobs on the timer and range setting thingies. I love to bake. I desperately want a convection oven and I want one that is self-cleaning. I WANT this stove!

Last, but not least, I want a new sofa. I want one with a cover that I can pull off and wash. I think IKEA has the best price. I am not in the living room very often but would like something pretty and new. I am tired of hand-me-downs. This is what I am thinking about The sofa will be a "want it" kind of purchase. I may not do it this year but I surely would like it!


Amelia said...

It may take time - but you will get these new appliances and the sofa. Start saving now - and in 2010 or 2011 you will be the proud owner of some - if not all - of them.

Owning your own home is wonderful!

Michelle said...

I am thinking I might have to either spend some money to fix my refrigerator, or get a new one too. The refrigerator wants to freeze stuff, and the freezer is melting all my ice cubes together. Can't seem to get a happy medium!(and what a shame...I would be able to get a black one to match my stove and dishwasher!)

I don't blame you for wanting new, 'nice' stuff. I hope you are able to get what you need/want.