Although it wasn’t intended as her present, I still wanted to surprise my wife with the brand new air conditioner right before her birthday to give her an added surprise
We don’t have a lot of money, but I try to find ways to keep my wife happy and to lessen the stress from being on the edge of the poverty level. One way is by cooking delicious meals at home with inexpensive ingredients found at a superstore or warehouse store. My mom taught me that being poor doesn’t mean that you can’t eat good food! A lot of pricey take-out food from restaurants is just reheated frozen food anyway, so you’re better off making it from scratch at home or getting the same frozen foods and filling your freezer with them. For instance, I can get a box of brownie mix for a dollar and a quarter, and this will give me at least 12 servings in one single box. Compared to pre-packaged snacks on the shelf, that’s a steal! My wife is happy as long as I keep cooking delicious food with whatever money we have available for the grocery store. Unfortunately, we have been in a desperate need for a new air conditioner over the past year and a half. These HVAC systems are upwards to $4k and more, so I had to secretly save my entertainment budget money on every paycheck to amass enough on the side to purchase a new air conditioner. Although it wasn’t intended as her present, I still wanted to surprise my wife with the brand new air conditioner right before her birthday to give her an added surprise. She was so happy with the new air conditioner that she was reduced to tears.