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Long Overdue Update

January 2nd, 2009 at 12:17 am

Wow, has it been a long time since I've written on this blog! Lots of changes for us in the past 7 months.

DS#1 is in his last semester of college. He is pursuing an art degree. DD#1 is taking a semester off of college and working to save money. DS#2 graduated high school and is now in paramedic school. He's working as an EMT and loves it. DS#3 is a junior in high school and working on getting his driver's license. DD#2 is in the 8th grade and is growing up way too fast!

DH and I are going through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. We bought the home kit and just finished the Dumping Debt lesson. We are no longer using credit cards. We should have mortgage #1 paid off this year and the car paid off next year. DH is really getting into it now that he sees it's not boring and it does work.

Our 24th anniversary is this Sunday. We celebrated by buying Walmart's cheapest DVD player ($30) because the Playstation 2 that we'd been using will not play the newer DVDs. We'll go out for dinner on Sunday and use gift cards that we received for Christmas.

I completed 2 more semesters towards my accounting degree. I have 6 more to go. This past semester I took 2 classes instead of just a single and it really worked out well so I'm doing the same this semester.

I have also met my weight goal with Weight Watchers in June and became a Lifetime member in July. Soon after I began working for them as a receptionist. I normally work one meeting a week, but sometimes substitute for others an manage to earn a bit more money. I really enjoy helping other people meet their weight goals.

All in all, 2008 was a pretty good year for our family. I'm hoping 2009 brings a lot of financial advances for us as we strive to pay off the debt.

7 Responses to “Long Overdue Update”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome back! Thanks for the update. How exciting it will be to burn those mortgage papers!!

  2. Blue Eyes Says:

    Glad to see that you're back! We missed you!

  3. Chrissy Says:

    Welcome back - I look forward to reading your blog! I'm new around here. I am so excited for you that you made Lifetime at Weight Watchers - I have the same goal and hope to become involved in local meetings as well. And I'm a huge Dave Ramsey fan Smile

  4. homebody Says:

    Woohoo on life!

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    Great updates. Glad to hear of your sucess with the Weight Watchers Smile

  6. Aleta Says:

    Welcome back! I must say that your blog has been one of my favorite and I missed you.

    Good luck on your Dave Ramsey cousrse. Glad to have you back.

  7. rduell Says:

    Well, thanks! I appreciate that!

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