Here is our new stove top! I absolutely love it! It actually works - number one. But also, it has a flat surface so it is super easy to clean. Water really can boil! AMAZING!
|Very cloudy, so not a great picture.|
This is my dining room. This is how my dining room will look for the next three weeks as I continue to stain and seal our cabinet doors. It is a lot of hurry up and wait with these things.
|Yes, I am currently working around the old stove top. I cannot lift it!|
I am going to start with FITNESS since there is not much to tell. No change and I am not focusing on it. I wish I were better with this. Seriously need to get back on track.
401(k) is up about $1000 over last week - WOOHOO! Love those gains. I am really hoping that with how things are going, the goal of $75,000 this year will be surpassed. We will see!
Nothing else has changed this week.
Now, to talk a bit about that refinance. I told you I could not stand that low principle payment. So, we are in the process of refinancing right now to a 10 year mortgage at 3.25%. MUCH BETTER than the 30 year at 5%.
When we crunched numbers, we felt that the snowball had its day and although we LOVE the idea of it, we are not sure it is the best for us at this point in our lives. We seriously want to retire when -D turns 60. Seriously want to. We still have a chance, but we have to get on top of our savings.
So, the focus is still on paying off the Jeep - it will just not be getting ALL the extra money. Currently, we are putting the max we can legally in the 401(k) - not just to the match. That stays.
Emergency savings will get $300 a month and we will pay $400 a month extra to the mortgage. Our goal is to have the house paid off by the time our youngest graduates.
Lots happening here and I have no idea if it will work while funding colleges and everything else, but we are going to try.
I am planning on opening an Etsy shop selling quilts and other little items by the end of the year to hopefully get a little money coming in. The patches are still bringing in quite a bit and that keeps me busy enough.
This next quilt is made up of 744 scrappy triangles. I have a little over 200 made; I have a ways to go. I wish I could work on several sewing projects at once, but I am a one at a time kind of chick.