Friday, February 20, 2009

I have to tease a bit...

I'm excited. I'm sorry. It's just rude, I know, but I have to tease a bit.

Just checked online and sent a message to Dewey that the paycheck came through this morning. So did the income taxes. Told him now was the time to decide if he wanted me to pick him up and fly off to Hawaii :o)

We are rich in a great many ways here in our family, on our homestead. But very rarely does that fall under the financial category. Today, however, it does. For us, anyway.

We are sitting on just over $12k. Woo Hoo :o)

My excitement for the dollar amount, though, will be short-lived. By 9:15, I will have less than a paycheck amount remaining. But....

  • The big loan will be as close to GONE as I can get it today.
  • The smaller loan will get a sizable kick in the shorts, as well.
  • Property taxes and yearly garbage bill will be paid.
  • A small handful (very small, but still...) of essentials bought and stocked

Then we're back to normal here :o) I will be doubling payments and eating beans and rice for a couple of months, then both loans will be totally GONE. Then the real fun livin' will planning, land clearing, all that good stuff.

I see a real pretty glow coming from the other side of this debt fence...and it ain't no fire over there, it's a party going on!


Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

My husband got a bonus and tax return at the same time, and I felt exactly the same way. It was so fun to just look at the balance in the bank account....but like you, ours didn't last long! We did some needed maintance on that house that had been put off and paid off a loan (yay)

Rhonda Jean said...

It's good to read that you've got that amount of money to pay off debt and buy a few essentials. I look forward to the time when you can move to the new place. How exciting!

Ace said...

AWESOME! Glad you are able to start kicking the crap out of your debt AND stock up a bit.

But flying off to an island paradise would be nice, ah me...


Many Blessings :)

Mrs. Dewey Smith said...

I tried to offer him the "savings" of Cancun over Hawaii even...but no deal :o( We paid off debt instead.

And that's a great thing. I'm sure I'll get over the lack of a vacation......LOL

Lisa said...

For me, the peace and security of paying off the loans would be more than I would get from the vacation. And I'm from Hawaii and haven't been back in years!! said...

Yippee! That is wonderful. I am so happy for you. And I agree with Lisa - paying off debt is a feeling better than any vacation I've ever taken! But, of course, I don't have nine children ;-)

scrappy quilter said...

That is wonderful news. I'm so happy for you There is nothing quite like being debt free. Vacations can always come later.


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Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

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