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What Would You Do If....?

Tell us - what would you do if money were no object?

It has been a big news week with the State of the Union address, the Republican debates and more. There is a lot of political bickering going on. So we decided to take a break from reality and daydream a little bit.

We're just askin'...What would you do if money were no object?

Think about it. Say you just won the Multi-Billion Dollar lottery and it is all yours, free and clear. More money than you could ever spend. Even the IRS doesn't get any. (We have that kind of power.)

Would you take a cruise around the world? Go on safari? Move to Australia? Buy the Cubs and bring in all new players? Quit your job and watch sports all day on a 70-inch TV in your basement eating nothing but steak and lobster?

In this little scenario, your close family members and/or spouse and/or your kids and pets are all taken care of. They don't need a cent (OK we clearly have gone off the deep end here). You don't have to give your newfound cash to anyone but you.

So...tell us in the comments. You can do anything - what do you do?

We'll jump in and share too, but you are the stars of this game. 

(For legal reasons, please note that no actual money will be awarded.)

Jose January 27, 2012 at 11:14 PM
i would buy a huge building 300 units for the homeless people and for those who loss their homes in foreclosure...until they can get back on their feet.....i would buy 25 acres and build me a log cabin with a huge fishing pond--hot tub--steam room---sauna---a work out room and a bar..and a few fast cars.. i would also make sure that my family--brothers--sisters--Dad--mom are taking care financially...friends ? i don't have many, but i would help the ones that need financial help..One more thing, I would buy one of those huge motor home and travel all over the U.S..--Canada and enjoy the good life.
Juliann Salinas January 28, 2012 at 03:49 AM
I would buy Maplewood and turn it into the McHenry County Permaculture and Arts Center. The mission would be to to make Cary and surrounding communities more resilient, and to foster creativity. I would work with MCC to provide degrees in sustainability, and have college credit available to D-155 high school students who complete coursework. Classes/courses would include "How to Develop a Strong Local Economy," "Transition 101," "Beekeeping," "Raising Backyard Poultry," "Biofuels, Solar, and Wind," "Green Home Building and Repair," "Diverse Edible Farming," "Turn Your Front Yard into an Edible Garden" and many others. (Yes, some of these classes are available at MCC this year. Can't wait.) Some (not all) of the baseball fields would be turned in to community gardens. Near the back would be the apiary. Part of the building would be remodeled to have a greenhouse with aquaponics. Of course a solar, wind, geothermal retrofit would also be in order. Since it would be an arts center as well, I would have art, woodworking, metals shop, foreign language, and any other classes that were cut from D-26 available for all students for free. Ah...dare to dream...
Donny January 28, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Exactly what I do now.
Vera Pergl-Butkovich January 29, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Donny, good to hear from you! I am surprised that one or two Libertyville people aren't responding!
Nick February 17, 2012 at 06:45 AM
If money was no object / Life wouldn't be the same / It's wanting things we'll never have / That keeps us in the game.

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