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Friday, August 21, 2009

If I Had a Billion Dollars

Steph's blog challenged me to write about what I'd do if I had a billion dollars. Okay, I'll bite, though it might be extremely boring. I mean, this goes way beyond the normal million dollars!

The first thing I'd do: Pay off our debts. I'd flat out buy our four properties so that all rental income would suddenly become income! As it is, the rent helps our net be -$200 instead of -$1200.

With that out of the way, I'd finance our dream house up on our mountain. With step 1, I paid for the land. Now we build. The is the Heiner house. The one with a room for all of our kids so when they come to visit with their wives and children, we can have a big reunion in our house! If I only had a million dollars, this house would take up several. But I've got a billion, so I'm still good to go!

Third, Mark and I would go on three missions for our church. I thought about four, but decided that's too much, even for me. So three! These are expensive. No biggy. I've got millions of dollars left over.

Next, we could focus on our philanthropic desires and travel the world at the same time. Two birds with one stone! We love to vacation. We also want to sponsor one family at a time, after extensive research and interviews, and give that family an education and help them get a job. The goal is to have that family become a self-sustaining, productive entity in the community, and thus raise the standard of life for all who come into contact with that family. Our dream has always been to do that for one family. With millions, we can do that for many!

Oh, and somewhere in there, Mark got to quit his day job and open a private school and a group home. That's been his dream.

I'm not sure, but I think I still have a lot of money left over. Well, probably not, because I forgot to calculate for the amount the IRS would take. That's okay! We'd be sitting pretty!

Almost forgot.

Sequel Stats:
today's goal: 5,757
actual: 7,210
tomorrow's goal: 8,210

9 comments:

M. Gray said...

Your intentions are so sweet! You want to serve THREE missions and have a group home! I'm impressed. How very "Ethos" of you!!

Who is going to be your second editor?? I'm kind of still waiting to hear back from mine... But I made a LOT of changes after Allie's first email, so I'm sure there is a very good reason why I need to be patient!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

hey girl!!! I was actually going to email you and ask what's the status! My second editor is Kristine. I'm kind of nervous! What if she doesn't like the changes Allie and I have made? or what if she doenst like it period?? she's got so many projects on her plate. I don't want her to roll her eyes and be like, "oh brother. it's that Tamara girl."

Stephanie Faris said...

You're so giving. I'm in awe!! I did leave out how I'd take care of family and such if I had a billion dollars...was going for being cutesy. But I feel horrible for leaving that part out!

Thanks for doing this! I added yours to the Mr. Linky list on the blog.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

oh, oops! I forgot to mention taking care of family! My husband wants his parents to retire in comfort. Not going to happen without more money!

Karen Gowen said...

Did I miss something? What are the sequel stats? Those can't possibly be the words you are writing each day??

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Hi Karen,

I have a goal to write 1,000 words a day. I'm putting my stats on my blog so you guys can hold me accountable!

Karen Gowen said...

Well, then, I am VERY impressed.

Rachel Ann Nunes said...

Hi Tamara! Can you e-mail at rachel@RachelAnnNunes.com. I've been trying to contact you privately, but I don't have your e-mail address.

Great job on the stats. Happy writing!

Amber said...

I love it! i feel like I learn more about you every time I read your blog!

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