When I got married, I wanted a house with a swimming pool
When I was in my 20s, I bought a home in the suburbs of Melbourne.
But when I got to the age of 55, I realised that I’d be stuck with my current home.
So I asked my husband, “How much will you be paying for it?”
He told me he would be paying around $150,000.
“What is the cost of the swimming pool?”
He told me about a $1,000 water heater that would run for $300 a month.
When I looked at the pictures of the house, I was amazed that I would have to pay that much for a water heater.
Then I asked him, “Why don’t you buy me a boat?”
He told the truth.
I bought a boat from him.
But the boat didn’t last long.
I’ve been a boatman for over 30 years.
My boat had been broken in two, so I had to sell it.
But I was able to find another boat.
It took me five years to get a new boat.
I was lucky to have a boat in my life, but I wasn’t going to be able to afford a new one in the next five years.
I wanted to buy a boat for myself, but couldn’t afford it.
I asked him about the cost.
He told the story of how he sold his boat.
I’m not a millionaire.
I was told it would be around $350,000 to buy my own boat.
So the question became, “Where do you think that boat is going to end up?”
He said, “It’ll end up somewhere I don’t know.”
It was just a dream for me, a dream I couldn’t live up to.