Wednesday, February 28, 2007

February? SNOW!!!

Well here it is the final days of February and it is still snowing...Ang and I spoke in the am and she asked is it snowing...Nope,just grey and misty...no more than about an hour later...SNOW boat loads of it and now hours later it is still snowing...like crazy...

I'm so happy right now hubby and I had found some extra money and we talked at length about what to do....Save? Pay off all bills and loans? Hawaii?

Well if you all know me in the real world you KNOW what we did!!!! We don't like to owe for anything...A pet peeve, maybe. But a few years ago we had read that more than 80% of Americans have a huge debt of over $9,000. per person...And that over half those that retire do not have enough to live..How scary is that? Well we have been stern about any loans...we use cash...or we don't get it...credit cards are for emergencies only and now we are one of the few very lucky folks who are away from all that...Thankfully....I do feel like a smuck that it took me 4 months to pay off the whopper dental bill..yes insurance covered a large amount..but not all.

YES !!!! Kids we are now out of any debt for anything as of now other than the house payment!!!! How cool is that? All the hard work we have done and all the things we went without ( not really, we have more than enough) and all the cars and puters and emergencies are all GONE!!!! I feel like that dog in the cartoon from the sixties that would hug himself and float off the ground...(usually when eating food)...but this is almost as good as eating a box of See's chocolates...

We still have not sold the old truck or Toyota but hopefully that too will be gone and we will regroup on what to do next about a car for me...as of now I'm driving the little two seater convertible till we figure out the details...NO, not in the snow...one little snow flurry would send her flying sideways....

Oh the snow is really coming down and I have to go feed the babies...Hope you are all well.....love and kisses....

4 comments:

lauren said...

i guess the moisture will be good for the farmers when it melts! you have had quite the winter up there.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! If I didn't have the puter on my lap, I would be dancing with joy for you! We too have no debt but the mortgage, thanks to my dear receipt nazi. He's SOOO good for me!!!! I complain about him, but if that's all I have to complain about, I'm blessed.

You know what, when you do finally go to Hawaii for that Honeymoon, you and Bruno should have a Hawaiian vow renewal ceremony. My cousin lives in Honolulu and used to do wedding planning type stuff, among other things. Oh wait, you lived there... you don't need someone who knows there way around!!! (Skydiving off cliffs, surfing...) Or you could just bask in eachother's presence and enjoy the beauty!!!

Farm Wife said...

Congrats to you & Bruno! That rocks!!! At the moment we are down to the van payment (a major necessity with 3 kids and 1 on the way) and the house. It's so nice...Husband was going to buy a lottery ticket today so he could win $200 million and buy himself a new truck...I'm not holding my breath...besides, he never went to get it. :) He's all talk, that one!

Loving Annie said...

That is wonderful, Farm Fairy !!! Congratulations to you and Bruno for being so economically wise ! Living debt-free is a great feeling ! *yeayyyyyy !!!*

After you sell the truck or Toyota, I'm sure you will find a safe car/ (SUV maybe?) that you like.

Snow flurries in February ! Okay, go feed the babies and then come back in and keep your feet up, girl -- you're still recuperating !!!

Grace said...

Congrats! In about a year, maybe sooner, we will finally have all of the debt we gathered when Prophet was in the hospital for 11 weeks, ten years ago. It's a good feeling being this close, I can't imagine how good it'll feel to be there finally! Enjoy!