our neighbor bought us a lottery ticket today. it's a big pot.
if we win,
we'll put a million dollars in an account for all six girls that they can't get to until they're much older.
we'll put away enough money for each of them to go to college outright.
we'll put in another bathroom and a woodstove.
we'll all spend some time this summer in paris, in copenhagen, on chebeague.
we'll give a bunch of money to our local school.
we'll give a bunch of money to our local food pantry.
we'll paint our house.
we'll build a little house out back where our crumbling garage is, and we'll live there later in life.
or maybe, we'll have tim's mom live out there, but we'll hire someone to bring her her coffee in the morning.
she and i have decided that we'll meet on the porch for wine in the afternoons, but it would be nice to have someone else to take care of us.
we'd like a friendly but unobtrusive masseuse to come in at night when tim and i are falling asleep to rub our feet.
maybe he/she would feed the cats on their way out.
we'd like lots of dogs. (i'd like just one, but i'm trying to be inclusive here.)
we would fix the radio in my car. i haven't had one for over four years.
we would buy me a hasselblad with a polaroid back.
we would buy tim a travco.
we would buy liz an airstream with mahogany panels.
we would buy me an acoustic bass.
we would worry less.
or we would worry more.
what do you think? i think we might worry more.
if we win,
i'll let you know.
what will you do if you win tonight?