I had a lot of response from One Million Dollars! yesterday, much of it about my investment approach — folks, always consult with a trained, certified financial adviser who only has your best interests at heart and isn't paid by commissions, and such beasts exist — but some about how they'd spend the money.
My dream is a second floor on our house. We've added a bedroom and bathroom in the basement, and cleaned it up enough that I put my office into a freed-upon side. I'd rather not add much more space, but it would be nice to have a "rumpus room" and another spare room. Thus is the extent of my ambition. No cars, no second houses, no ski chalets. Just a little freedom to pursue the work I love, and the same for my family, and the ability to be charitable at higher levels of giving (and the time to participate more in philanthropic organizations).
What would you do if you suddenly came into millions of dollars? Or if you had a dot-com or other windfall, how did you spend it?
Update: Oleg Makaed wrote a wonderfully thoughtful response with a great anecdote about his father offering him choices over at Medium.