He's been waiting for this event for years
He = DH. The event = The old small screen tv to break. Why? Because he LOVES tv and he has been drooling over these big flat screen tv's for a long time and practical frugal non-tv watching me says wait until this one breaks. I almost suspect him of sabatage.
He went to a locally owned appliance shop, saw the 55" LED Toshiba and it was love at first sight. He came dancing and prancing home with stars in his eyes and old meanie DW had to burst his bubble by asking him how he expected to pay for it. He immedialty said I don't need a tv. (there is a strong martyr streak in his family.) This is like me saying I don't need to garden.
I had to twist his arm to do some research on types and costs.
Do you know how much these things cost??!! I had sticker shock. He will have nothing to do with the handling of finances. I do it all. He does not spend nearly what I do - I just never spend this much at one shot. And there are all these boring things we need (like new tires on his 16 year old truck, fix the spouting, new flue liner for the chinmey.) Things that were in the budget. A honking big tv was NOT in the budget. Sigh. It's not that we can't afford it (if I put it on the credit card), or that he doesn't deserve it, I just can't stand not paying the credit card off at the end of each month. I don't sleep.
Any bets on him having his new 55" flat screen tv by Saturday?