Each Christmas I sit down and make a list of things that I think I want. Then if after several months of being on the list if I still want the item then I will start to consider a way to actually make the purchase.
For several years I have had a fish tank on that last. Oddly enough it always seems to be on the list but I know the work involved with maintaining said tank will take all the fun right out of it so it will remain on the list.
This year I have added a few new things. One is an electric fireplace. I found one that is a corner unit and also serves as a TV stand. The problem is Dante is totally against the idea. I understand why but it will remain on my list nevertheless.
The second newly added item is a new TV. Our has been acting strange. The problem with the TV is that it would consume all the money that I had earmarked for Christmas. Black Friday deals are pretty good but I have a feeling it will remain on the list.
In years past, when we owned our own house and had the room, a spa was always on the list. Several times Dante and I actually started the process of making that purchase but wiser heads always prevailed. Now my friend has a spa so anytime I want to use it I can just invite myself to her house. Not that that has ever happened. The upkeep is probably out of my comfort zone.
I know that they keep theirs running all winter. I wonder if that is what rheem heat pumps are for? It sounds pretty cool but I don't think getting in and out of the spa is that attractive to me.
I have some other smaller items on the list but I don't want them badly enough to make the sacrifice.