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Small Large Victories

Isaias and I received our most recent mortgage statement today. At last the day has come where what we owe has gone from a six-digit number to a five-digit one.


It just feels gratifying. When we bought our house in 2008 during the recession, we got it for a steal. It's now estimated to be worth more than double what we paid for it. We've made a lot of improvements to it since we first bought it, and we eventually refinanced at a really good interest rate.


We still have a ways to go. I estimate we'll have it paid off in six to seven years, but when I think that it was only six and a half years ago, for example, that Donald Trump was elected, that doesn't seem that long ago relatively (although his tenure and the seemingly added slowing down of time caused by the pandemic sure made it feel long at times). So really, it does kind of feel like the end is in sight.


Anyway, it feels good to be where we are. We have been especially blessed. Even when the uncertainty of unemployment was happening, we still managed to stay on top of things. My heart truly goes out to those were not so fortunate because I know so many out there are struggling.


Anyway, seeing that number felt like such a victory, both big and small.

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