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Haven't posted in ages...

March 1st, 2015 at 06:03 pm

I haven't posted any blogs in a long time. It's been quite a year so far.

Most recently, my grandma died on Friday and we're heading to NY for the wake and funeral on Tuesday. It'll be an added expense, but we knew it would be coming soon and deliberately didn't make plans to go to NY this summer because we knew we'd probably be making this trip. She was 88, had battled cancer for a very long time (12 years) and stopped chemo about 5 years ago. They told us 19 months ago that she had a week to live, so I am extremely grateful for all the extra time we had with her, and glad she is no longer in pain. Also tremendously sad, as we were very close.

In other life news, we just returned from a 10 day vacation to Disney World, almost entirely paid for by cashing in my vacation time from work. Could I have cashed it in and put it all towards my debt instead? Sure, but we decided to do this instead and it was worth it to us.

DH now has a company car and we are selling his pickup truck. We will probably make about $7000 profit on it (we owe $9K and it's worth $16-17K), and then save $400 a month in truck payments, $60 a month in insurance, and about $300 a year for personal property tax.

We are then debating between selling our popup camper, or putting a hitch on the minivan so we can tow it locally (which is where we do most of our camping anyway). The problem with selling the camper is that we are underwater on it, and while we could take the profit from the truck and pay off the camper and then sell it, I think it is better use of our money to put it towards the credit cards which have a higher interest rate. I'm not sure exactly what we'll decide to do there....

But we are still making good progress!

4 Responses to “Haven't posted in ages...”

  1. doingitallwrong Says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    My condolences on the loss of your grandmother. May the good memories wrap around you as you grieve.

    Great plan to pay off the truck!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother. It sounds like she had the chance for a little extra time, so I'm glad for your family's sake.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry for your loss. Frown

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