Thursday, April 23, 2009
Our Own Slice of the American Dream
Guess who now owns their home?
That's right, we paid it off yesterday, and you can consider this my online mortgage burning party!
Now we start saving up for the garage...and a new (used) mini van...and the kids' school tuition...and maybe a vacation someday...and...
so it's not like life will actually change, but it does feel great to owe no man (or woman.)
We've been loosely following Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace plan since we got married and a kind wedding guest bought us his first book. I highly recommend you find a copy (we have both editions and would be happy to loan them out.) and try it.
In celebration, and this is the exact opposite of what my husband would do, I went out and bought a new pair of shoes. (ok, and a few shirts, but we don't need to talk about that.) These are definitely the coolest shoes I've ever had, and I'm looking forward to finding out if they live up to all the hype. As I bought them I could just see my mother rolling her eyes, but here's the great part about being an adult...I bought them anyway. The Freedom!
Art would like a pair of these too, but they don't work if your second toes is more than 1/6 in. longer than your big toe, and his is more like 1/4 inch. Your feet also have to be the same size, and Art's are significantly different. It's all very sad for the poor crooked-footed fellow.