Saving for the new Lion upgrade but what if something else comes up

@suspenseful (40326)
Canada
July 18, 2011 9:56am CST
I have a fairly new laptop, and I did hear that there is a new upgrade for the Mad, called the Lion. It said it would come out on July, this month, so I decided to set enough money aside for it, but then of course things started to go wrong. My large flat screen Tv needs a new lamp for the rear projection and that costs $200 at least, but the trouble is I cannot get it now as the hours at the supply store is just business hours, no Saturdays. So I am waiting for someone who also has the same problem to drive me when his Tv goes black as well. He's going out with one or my renters, so it might be that we three will go there together. Of course if it does not work, then I will have to save for a new Tv for the living room. I also have to save for the basement fixing up and a new fence. That will run in at least $6,000 if I do it cheap. So that money that I allowed for the Lion upgrade and the Tv may have to go to the basement. And guess what, if I decide to use that money for the basement - put in the house improvement fund, guess what as soon as I do it, then I will get the notification in my email that the Lion is now available for download. So do you find yourself in the similar situation that you feel that when you are saving for something that has not come yet, that the only way it will be available is when you do not have the money to get it?
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Jul 11
Always happens. that way makes ya mad too then ya not sure what to do do but then ya have been goingto fix basement for years
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
19 Jul 11
He shouldnt have done that you could do what ya want and invested yourself when ya got what ya needed. I had full control of my hubbys ins. as I took it out and kept up[ the payments for it he would have never thought to stop me ffrom using as I sw fit any way. Looks like you have more invested and sure ya can draw on it or putit back in what ever but looks like you should have got somebenifits from it!
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 Jul 11
That is what I believed, but he was comparing me to his mother who never got a chance to control her money because my father-in-law did all the shopping and she just stayed home to mind the children. Whereas in my family, the mothers got money to do the shopping, and the housekeeping. And the men did everything else. I would just have used the interest on it. But really I did not expect the fence to go down - part of the fence anyway. As for the basement, I was planning to do a bit at a time, but my friends say I should clean it all up and that means I have to do it all at once. So now instead of putting that $700 I have so far to finish part of it, like the shower room - and get the toilet and the basin, if I get it all cleaned up, that will mean I have to have $3000 at one shot.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
20 Jul 11
Thats alot to come up witha t one time thats for sure
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@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
19 Jul 11
You don't have to rush on upgrading to Lion ounce it is already released for downloading, and the Lion upgrade is not really costly or expensive. So, just do or spend other things you wanted or needed most. Apple, Inc. always comes around every two years upgrading their Operating System. The Lion will always be ready for downloading for next two years or until a new operating systems comes around. I will upgrading to Lion but not on a rush. Two to three months after they release Lion is a good time for me to download.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jul 11
I want to find if my programs work with it first. I do not have an old Mac with the old system, but I have some third party applications. It is just that I do not want to take the money I set aside for it and use it for something else and even that something else will not be paid for - such as the new fence or the basement.
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@gjabaigar (2101)
• Philippines
19 Jul 11
Hi suspensful. Don't worry about your third party applications. I presume all of these will be still working on Lion. Any of these applications you are using are all depends to the developers who made them. They are the one who will fix the solutions if something happen with those applications your are using on Lion.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jul 11
Thanks. I have two that I really depend on, the ABiword since I can see two documents at once and m password keeper.
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@GardenGerty (87671)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Jul 11
We have tended to be that way, with first one thing then another needing repairs. I spent three or four months trying to come up with money for my laptop before I was able to get it, and it was very frustrating. I guess you just keep plugging away.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jul 11
Now my friends want me to tear down my fence (I have friends who will do it for free) because it is broken and swaying and part of it is on the ground. The trouble is if I do get it torn down even though they say it is not necessary, I will have ot put up the new fence right away. That is because with no fence, well it would be easy to come into the yard and steal all the apples and the tomato and pepper plants. I do have money set aside for things, but I have not been able to get to the basement because well it is like the fence, once everything is cleared out, I ill have to have the whole $4000 to finish it.
@GardenGerty (87671)
• Marion, Kansas
19 Jul 11
Oh, I understand, it is always something.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jul 11
Sure is. And now it is the TV, and if the projector lamps are not being made, that will mean I have to save for a new one. And do not want to go into my emergency fund for that.
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@KrauseHome (32375)
• United States
20 Jul 11
Isn't this just about the way that life works? Just when you have started saving up for something, and think everything is going to be Ok life happens and it makes you wonder and most of the time you are back to square one. Then you have to sit there and prioritize everything and determine what it is that is the Best thing for you to do. Been there about a month ago when I ended up in the Hospital. Got all caught up finally on all the bills and then I ended up missing 6 days of work and now almost scraping pennies just to get by.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
20 Jul 11
I do not want to cut down on my food budget. I already am doing the turn the lights off, and do not let the spiornkler run all the time. But it is hot here and we need the airconditioner on all the time. I do not want to just shower once a week - no one could stand me. And I do not want to buy cheap stuff that will wear down fast, etc. Now besides the basement, and the fence, I have to get a lamp for the projection Tv. and am thinking well now that they make large sized wide screen Tvs in led that do not need that inside projection lamp, why not save for one if there are no projection lamps made for my brand. That is the lamp that goes inside the TV, not one that is on top. I do have a good health insurance plan, I paid for, so no worry on that account. And usually at the end of the month, I have about $200 left over, but I am afraid it will have to go to the food budget this time.
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@bunnybon7 (31004)
• Holiday, Florida
18 Jul 11
absolutely. it happens every time. and as soon as you spend money saved something pops up to put you in debt that is an emergency, then you've already spent all your money its how things usually work out unless you are a lucky person.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jul 11
I am not that lucky. I could not keep a pregnancy to birth, had miscarriages, could not adopt a new born, so obviously financially it is either this or that. And I do not want to go into debt even though my fence is falling down and the basement does need fixing jp. And I do not want to put the money I put aside for the Lion to go to the basement and then suddenly find the next day it is available. I sort of prioratize everything.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
29 Sep 11
I think that is the way life is supposed to work, unfortunately. At least it always seems to at my house, lol! I too have a MAC but I like Snow Leopard and unless they add a bunch more bells and whistles to Lion I will probably stick with it.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
30 Sep 11
I was lucky I just bought my Mac last year and put a lot of hard drive space so it was easy for me to upgrade. I do find it is easier but there are programs that no longer work in it because they were from the old Mac power based programs. For instance there is a program called AbiWord that is a word processor that is free and it does nor work on Lion. So I have to use Bean that does not have some of the features I would like and is just basic.