what I decided about the bookcase.
G-man started off putting his foot down....no. We are doing Dave Ramsey. No. Then he softened a bit. Put it back in my lap. Said do it if I wanted to.
I e-mailed the guy and asked if he would consider a payment plan. And since he stated he wouldn't be making anymore for awhile, I asked if he had an idea when he would resume woodworking. He stated while he would like to help me out, he couldn't do a payment plan, and he has no idea when he would make more. This was more of a hobby than a business.
So at this point I was like, if I don't do this now, I probably won't be able to get it at all. This is the perfect cabinet. The price isn't really that bad for what I am getting....a custom, hand made cabinet with all the country charm I can handle. Perfect. So........
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I decided AGAINST doing it.
Say what, Mysti? You wanted this thing so badly. You whined and cried for days about it. It is perfect. Might never be available again. What happened????
You guys happened.
An anonymous poster stated that I inspired her. That she was cutting back and doing her own digging out. And that I inspired her.
And that touched me to my soul.
Then, Lynne stated that she was signing up with Lending Club so she could help fund my loan. Awww, shucks......
And today, BobbieG helped us fund our loan as well.
You guys are the reason that I didn't do it. The outpour of support brought me to tears. People that don't "know" me believed in me. Believed that I am really doing the best that I can, and they wanted to help. Believed in my story and it helped them start their own journey.
How could I spend money on some object, when I have that kind of support around me? And at that point, it became easy to say NO.
I have decided to save all my rebate money (right now I am waiting on $86 via the mail, which is about 1/3 of the cost of the cabinet) and when I have enough to get the cabinet, I will e-mail the guy. If my dream cabinet is still there, then it was meant to be. If it isn't there....then oh well. I will have almost $300 to put towards something else.
I can't say that I won't suffer from the I WANT ITs again. I am sure I will. But I will do the best I can to hold strong.