July Mortgage Payoff
My summer hiatus is over, back to blogging!!! I am so happy to be back with another mortgage update. I’m going to post the August mortgage update on Monday ;) It was beautiful at the beach the past couple of weeks, but I missed blogging.
July was a good month. We were in Lake Tahoe for the first 7 days of the month, this made it harder to book extra days of work. However, we were able to take off 2 pieces!!!!! Which means that we have 8 to go!!!! We are so close!!!! We are still on track to pay this thing off on November 29, 2013.
If you are new to this blog, this is our visual aid for our mortgage payoff. Every black piece represents a sum of money towards our debt. We take a piece off every time we reach the dollar value of a black piece.
In the beginning: June 2011
July 2013: 2 more pieces removed!!! We are getting so close!!!!
Money Obstacles: We had to budget money for our trip to Lake Tahoe in July. We were blessed to be able to stay at our friend’s cousin’s house for free! However, we still needed to budget for food, and a special thank you for the family that hosted us. It was so much fun to be able to spend the Fourth of July on the Lake, we even went down to a private pier and watched the fireworks from there. It was awesome!!!
We also celebrated my birthday in July!! We used a gift card that we had to one of my favorite places: Ramos House in San Juan Capistrano. I LOVE gift cards!!! Is it just me or is this summer flying by? In 2 weeks they will probably have the Christmas stuff out at Costco! Crazy!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! See you on Monday!!