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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Friday, March 28, 2008

Rev Gal Friday Five: Million Dollar Edition

Singing Owl asks, "What are five things you would want to do with a million dollar deposit in your bank account?"

You mean, after checking with the bank to see if someone didn't make a mistake? After all, I never responded to that nice email from Nigeria...

  • 1. A tithe to my churches-- which would not only provide a desperately needed cushion, but might even allow for a stipendiary assistant, at least half-time. (four churches is too many for one priest to do more than a minimally adequate job; and my assistant, though wonderful, is limited in his availability because of the need to maintain his day job. More clerical leadership would be a real godsend!)
  • 2. Pay off the seminary debt. Student loans, car loan... we've made inroads the last few years, but still have a ways to go.
  • 3. Augment the kids' college funds, and our long term savings. The first child is currently in college, and has maybe three years to go, while the second one is only a few years away from starting-- and payments to these got short shrift the years I was in school.
And now that I've been prudent... the remaining would go toward:

  • 4. Travel-- I'd love to See The World, one piece at a time. Hike around the British Isles... retrace Paul's journeys... wear a sari in India , or shop for sapphires in Sri Lanka. I don't know where I'd start, but I'd be breaking in a passport, big time.
  • 5. Toys! Fabric and yarn, of course; and a new, kick@$ computer. Mine is definitely on its last legs; and while a new one is going to be here soon (part of a national church grant for connecting the churches in our far-flung diocese), it was a necessary compromise in stretching dollars, of course. Besides, it will not really be mine.


Blogger Singing Owl said...

We are a travel hungry bunch o' Revs and Pals, that is for sure!

March 28, 2008 7:42 PM  

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