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tackling the mortgage

August 23rd, 2012 at 07:26 am

Nothing much to report, financially at least. The kids are both now in preschool, and while the four hours 3x a week they are in school is great, it still leaves me to fill many many hours between then and the time daddy gets home. Ugh! Why are little kids so energetic??? (and they fight a lot, over everything.)

Anyway, I made a big payment to the mortgage thanks to the freelance check that came, and knocked a little more than $2,000 off the balance. I think if we are diligent, we will make our timeline of having it paid off in 5 years or less. That feels nice.

I also put the primer coat on the basement office, and I have been cleaning and scrubbing down there in hopes of finishing my office, and clearing space for a future game room with a ping pong table. I'm hoping to put the first coat of paint on tonight. it will be nice to have my own office again, which I haven't had since we moved last year.

8 Responses to “tackling the mortgage”

  1. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    Nice snowball at the mortgage!

  2. I-78 Commute Says:

    Great job!

  3. Homebody Says:

    That would be fabulous. I was thinking something similar about putting all dividend checks or half towards our mortgage, hoping to get it paid off by retirement.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    Way to go!

  5. Nancy Says:

    good job on the extra mortgage payment! My husband and I are working on our emergency fund and then hope to tackle our mortgage.

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    Five years would be AWESOME! Smile

  7. Jerry Says:

    I would love to have a game room sometime in the future. It can lead to a lot of friction trying to play games in the living room, or when the toddler is napping, etc. If you can have some insurance of a designated area that will not disturb the rest of the house (or break Mom's heirlooms in the living room) then you are all set!
    Jerry

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