I bit the bullet and added up the debts to see where we currently stand. This is a particularly rough period for our finances and I'm not kidding when I say I held my breath as I pushed the total button. There's been some robbing Peter to pay Paul recently so all the money I've been sending out hasn't added up in the grand scheme. But the good news outweighs the bad news ... We've paid down $10,122.63 this year!! I expect the second half of the year to be as hard as or harder than the first half, but this gives me added motivation to stick with it and not give up.
I can't thank all of you enough. It's amazing how much it helps to see the numbers going down in black and white and to have the encouragement of friends who know what it's like to be in this place. Together, think what we can do by this time next year!