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Mortgage paydown, monster project

July 14th, 2013 at 09:35 am

Four freelance checks for work done in May June all hit the same day, so I managed to ruffle together an entire $1700 mortgage payment. Hazzzah! The balance is now a glorious $63,170.17. We might be on track to hit $57k by the end of the year!

On that note, I'm working on this nightmare monster freelance project. It pays $2,000 and is due Aug. 1. I almost regret saying yes because it's been hard juggling summer vacation with two preschoolers and this amount of work, but then I remember that all that money is going to the mortgage balance and I keep plugging away.

Come on Aug. 1!

That is also the day I feel my personal and professional life will actually benefit from the changes I've made the last few months. After this project is filed, my weekly commitments will drastically be reduced and I will have more time (in theory) to take care of myself and the children, and work on my own projects. Sounds like heaven.

We'll see how it shakes out.

6 Responses to “Mortgage paydown, monster project”

  1. Wino Says:

    Congratulations on the successes! Freelance work can be trying, because all the responsibility for rustling up the work along with doing the work falls on your shoulders. Thirty-seven hundred over two months is over $22K a year. That's not bad for "extra" money, and can make a very big dent in your bills overall.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Good Luck!

  3. Shiela Says:

    That's great about your freelance income covering the entire mortgage payment.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go...I know you are excited about August 1, but can we not rush it too much? My summer vacation will be over by then and it has flown by already! :-)

  5. scfr Says:

    Looking forward to a post-Aug 1 update!

  6. ThriftoRama Says:

    Funny...I'm getting there!

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