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mortgage snowflakes, and epic vacation

July 7th, 2013 at 11:36 am

As per my last post, the current mortgage balance of $64,050.20 is driving me crazy!! I want to get it under 64k so badly, I'm scraping up snowflakes. So far, I have found $22.80 in ebates and other rebate checks, and I plan to empty out the change in my piggy bank. After the bills settle and clear this week, hopefully I'll have $50 or $100 to send to the balance. fingers crossed!

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In other news, we just returned from our first full-fledged family vacation. We went to visit our friends in New Orleans, and stopped at Mammoth Cave, Dinosaur World, and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center along the way. We were gone for about 8 days.

It was a very long and tiring trip for the parents, but it was also very fun and the kids for the most part were as good as they could be. Minimal complaining in the car, etc. Not bad for 3 and 5 year olds. It was nice to see all of our friends, but it's nice to be home though.

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The garden exploded in size while we were away. The weeds and the plants shot up. The tomatoes and dill are almost as tall as i am, and I'm no tiny thing (5' 9" if you are wondering). we also picked the last of the onions and beets and let me tell you, nothing beats home grown!

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In other news, August 1. I can't wait! It's the day I file my last big nightmare project / assignment, and I will have a break and my new life of less stress and fewer freelance projects will begin. I'll miss the money, but I think our lives will improve tenfold once I have less on my plate and can concentrate more on my own projects, the kids, and making our daily lives better. I'm amped. Now, just to get to Aug 1 with all the work that still needs to be done!

3 Responses to “mortgage snowflakes, and epic vacation”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You are getting closer to getting that under $64K. We have received a lot of rain in the past couple of weeks and our tomato plants are getting very tall too.

  2. TexasDisneyGirl Says:

    Great progress on your mortgage!

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    The trip sounded great. Smile I think the less-stress route is going to be sooo great for you. Big Grin Yay!!

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