GI Jane Finances

March 23, 2008

Temptations

Filed under: Bling Bling — gijanefinances @ 10:11 am

One of the advantages of living overseas is the various temptations that involve dropping some serious dough. I went to my first Persian/Oriental carpet auction on Friday. It was so much fun. I was not going to buy anything at first. I already owe a Nain carpet that is presently in my tiny living room.

They had a nice spread of food–tuna sandwiches, tuna bites, pizza and cheese sticks. The beverages included: wine, beer and soda. I was in heaven, right there. After an hour of viewing carpets, the auction began. The first carpet was a steal for about $150. I did plan on not spending more than $1,000 on any one carpet. In the end, the final damage was $1,700 on four carpets. I purchased three Afghan and one Pakistan carpets.

My poor little savings account! I will continue to revise my savings plan whenever serious amounts of money flow out. Especially, when today at a furniture sale, the only thing that prevented more purchases was having a tiny living space to work with. However, I will not leave Japan without several Japanese/Chinese pieces.

I love shopping.

GI Jane

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