I just wanted to share something that made me ridiculously happy recently, I don't think anyone else would "get it".
The short story is that for about 6 months, DH and I have been scraping our pennies together for a bulk purchase of lawn care / house items we needed from Home Depot. We just bought our first house in December and owned nothing for the house before that. DH has a wish list for Home Depot about a mile long, and he so rarely WANTS anything for himself that I know how badly he must want these things for him to pine after them for so long. We are tight with our money - mostly because we have to be - but as a rule we share all money and discuss our purchases and mutually agree on anything that requires long term saving. So he would never just run out and buy something big without discussion, and neither would I.
For the last several weeks he has been narrowing down his list and we set a budget of one thousand to spend, preparing for the shopping trip this weekend. We got to the store and I let him go do his thing and pick out all his stuff, while I walked around alone. I always end up in the grill display - I have wanted a grill for YEARS. Cooking is my thing, my hobby, and up until we bought our house in Dec we lived in an apartment which forbid us to own a grill. I told my husband that since there were other more legitimate purchases we needed for the house right away, we should wait to get the grill next year. So I was looking dreamily at a nice grill that was on sale for a great price...then hubby calls me and says he is ready to check out so while he's at the register I go pull the truck around to the front of the store and wait for him.
He comes out and starts loading the trailer and asks me to come out and "help"....and I see the grill being loaded onto our trailer.
He put back some of the tools and extras that had been on his list for 6 months and bought me this grill instead, staying within our budget. I was such a fool that I started crying in front of the store...you would think I won the lottery lol! I can't believe he did that for me. I know some people will be like whoa, its just a grill, calm down but it was a big sacrifice for him to put back some of the things he's been dreaming about for 6 months to get mr this grill. I am so happy feeling like wow, he gets me!
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