All the payments were made and all the money that had been sitting in the checking account has departed. So this is where we wound up for January's debt snowball…
I'm really glad
that the pressure of reaching $50,000 this month is over but I'm also rather
overwhelmed with the decrease in our take home pay. I really don’t know how we’re going to stay
on track with our mortgage payments for the next two years.
The car started
acting up yesterday so now we're waiting to find out how much the fix will cost
us. And our little pot of money that we had to carry over from this month
to next month looks to be ear marked for this car repair and the marriage
retreat we’re attending in two weeks. The
plan to send GJS to watch his sister compete in the Boston Marathon has now
officially diminished and died.
But all is not
lost. I will keep hoping that in April I
might get a cost of living adjustment of .5%.
I also caught up on Week #1 of Financial Peace University and read the
first two chapters in the companion book.
I’m feeling good that I’ll finally get all this great information
ingrained in my long term memory and be able to answer questions from anyone
interested in learning more about getting out of debt and creating a budget.
UPDATE: Just got off the phone with the auto repair
tech and it sounds like we just needed to replace our cam shaft position
sensor. $110 out the door. It could have been worse. I just hate it when my cam shaft position sensor
goes, don’t you?