Monday, January 1, 2018

And on to 2018!

2017 was filled with ups and downs, but mostly it was a good year. We spent time together as a family, we enjoyed seeing the world through the eyes of our first grandbaby, we loved watching our children forge ahead in their adult lives and mostly we appreciated our many blessings. Life is hard, but it is also wonderful.

On the financial side, I didn't quite make my goal of seeing our debt fall below $50k. I came close, though, and it will happen soon. We wrapped up the year having knocked $15,030.41 off our debt. If you ever wondered what the tortoise looks like in the tortoise and the hare story, just look at us!

Here's to another good year and here's to coming closer to the end of the debt road.

Happy New Year!



  1. I'm the purple tortoise to the left of you... it's all good! I've been in debt for far too long. I was hopeful for 2019, but it will be in 2020. We will get this done.

    1. I just tried to catch up on your blog and can't find it. Have you stopped blogging Rhitter?

  2. Add me to the same list. 2018 will be a good year. Time to get the job done!

  3. Slow and steady wins the race... :) I saw a title in the Dear Anne advice column "Life is Messy and That's Okay!" That's my new mantra. The year ahead will be full of ups and downs and that's ok!
    You are VERY close to being below $50,000 in debt. What a landmark!

  4. Just think of how far you have come. Think of the relief you feel. We are going to rock this year,I can feel it.

  5. You have done so well! $15k is an incredible amount to pay off in one year.

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