Today's prompt: a first time purchase.
Also: go Canucks go.
My tax return this year was a nice little amount, thanks mostly to my living under the poverty line last year. So when the cheque came in the mail, I tossed more than half into savings and decided to do some shopping with the rest.
The first item on my list: a brand new bike. I've never owned a new bike, to the best of my knowledge. From what I can recall my last three bikes were: a hand me down from my sister Nicky; a hand me down from my sister Sue; and a 'well he's not using it anyway' from Kat's brother Adam.
Kat and I checked out a few bike shops today, with me under the impression that I was just comparing prices on bikes that caught my eye. Then I walked into Rain City Bikes and it was game over.
This bad boy was even on sale too.
I took it for a quick test ride and Kat knew from the stupid grin on my face that it was coming home with us.
I don't really spend much money on myself, I've always been a saver. So on the rare occasions that I blow some money on something just for me... it tends to feel really good.
I haven't settled on what to do with the money that's left over quite yet but I'll probably let you know about it here when I do.