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We Paid Off Our Mortgage!

May 5th, 2014 at 06:11 pm

Today was the day. We officially have a $0.00 balance on our mortgage. And I still have over $9000 in the Emergency Fund. I am really excited about finally having the house paid off. We bought it 16 years ago, so I think we did a pretty good job in getting it paid off early. Now if it will sell, I will be ecstatic.

We have been crazy busy these last two weeks. The last five days were spent building the turkey coop. We got enough done to move them in tomorrow, which is when DH leaves for Alaska. We will do the run when he comes back in two weeks. The turkeys aren't allowed to go outside for 3 more weeks so that will work out.

Here is a vid of the turkey coop being built if you are interested:

http://youtu.be/vbXeeVb3yP4

The ducks are getting very big and are now 7 weeks old. The turkeys will be 4 weeks old on the 7nth and the chicks will be 6 weeks old on the 8th. They are all growing very fast, too. I'll try to get some photos or vids rendered to put on here in the next couple of days.

Lola died today. Her kits are just 4 weeks old. It's a little early to wean for my comfort, but kits can be weaned at this age, and we have no choice. I am not going to breed from the genetic line anymore. There is a flaw somewhere and it is clearly not recessive in this generation. I don't care what they say about line-breeding being perfectly safe. I'm not doing it period, and I won't buy anymore stock that has been line-bred either.

Andromeda kindled today, but no idea how many are in her litter yet. I wasn't entirely sure she was done giving birth and didn't want to bother her.

Phoebe is due today or tomorrow, but no sign of kits yet.

It has been a day of mixed emotions. So far the good has outweighed the bad. The house is paid for and that frees up a ton of room in the budget and I can't stay sad on a day like that, but I can't be entirely happy either.

26 Responses to “We Paid Off Our Mortgage!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations!! You are completely debt free now, correct? I think you were close enough that a nice lump sum is a good way to knock that kind of debt out! Sorry about the loss of Lola.

  2. Shiela Says:

    Congrats!!!

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Nope, not completely debt free. Just credit card debt free and mortgage free. We still owe on the mini-van and we still owe my mother some money.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh yes, your mother. And the van, but most people cannot say they are cc debt free and mortgage free, so kudos to you getting as far as you have!

  5. NJDebbie Says:

    Woot woot! Congrats to your family; being mortgage free is liberating!

  6. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Congratulations! You own land!

  7. Petunia 100 Says:

    How wonderful! Congrats to you and your family. Smile

  8. Bob B. Says:

    That's great!

  9. Broken Arrow Says:

    Congrats on the mortgage! You have some seriously interesting builds out there, thanks for providing videos. Finally, sorry to hear about Lola and not being able to breed the rest.

  10. Ladya70 Says:

    Congrats on the mortgage, that's truly awesome!!

  11. CB in the City Says:

    Good work on the mortgage!

  12. MonkeyMama Says:

    Congrats!

  13. Looking Forward Says:

    Congratulations! I bet it feels great to have that mortgage gone.

    ((HUGS)) about Lola. Frown

  14. rachel021406 Says:

    So sorry about Lola. Frown
    Congrats on the payoff!!

  15. SecretarySaving Says:

    Congratulations! You must be very proud!

  16. PNW Mom Says:

    Congratulations!! Very awesome, but sad to hear about Lola....

  17. Kiki Says:

    Congratulations, and I am sorry to hear about Lola.

  18. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear about Lola. Frown Congrats though on paying off the mortgage!

  19. scottish girl Says:

    Congratulations!

  20. Miz Pat Says:

    What a wonderful achievement. I'm so sorry about lola. Its hard to lose them.

    I hope I will be able to pay off my mortgage but on the other hand, I have the payments lower than rent in our area. I do pay ahead but I have really fallen back on some stuff since the boys came to live with me. I am still frugal - heck the boys are frugal, but I spend a lot more on food than I used to.

  21. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go!

  22. LuckyRobin Says:

    Thanks, everyone, for the congrats and the sympathy for Lola.

  23. Nika Says:

    Amazing! Congratulations on this huge milestone!!!

  24. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Doing the happy dance for you. Someday I hope to know this feeling!!

  25. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations! How long did it take overall?

  26. LuckyRobin Says:

    LAL--We bought the house in July of 1998, so just shy of 16 years.

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