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Goal #1 is DONE!

September 15th, 2012 at 05:51 pm

DH got paid on Friday and he put in another $3,000 into the mortgage. So happy because we are not under the $120K mark in our mortgage and that means Goal #1 is DONE! Itís good to get that out of the way, so much earlier than I expected. When I came up with this goal at the start of the year I thought it was going to be really hard to get it knowing that income will be few thousands lower than last year. The interest rate cuts this year helped a bit in achieving this goal easier, unlike last year where interest rate went up few times throughout the year.

Mortgage Current Balance = $119,690.85

I deposited my cheque on Friday as well it probably wonít get through to the account until Tuesday. So I went to the city to do it and had a late lunch with DH (just a quick sushi near his work) and then afterwards just did a bit of window shopping in a hope to get ideas for Christmas gifts and was also looking to get a birthday gift for DH but I could find it. I think can only get it online these days. I did get a free vegetable peeler just for watching this guy in one of the department store demonstrating a set of knives for about 5 mins. I needed to take a break from all the walking that Iíve done by that stage anyway (I did really well this day with my walking challenge). I then meet up with DH and few of his workmate for drinks. We went to a nice German pub for happy hour they had a really nice refreshing beer. And then after that DH and I went to have dumplings for dinner (less than $15 for dinner and a can of coke, great value). I think the whole day only ended of spending about $50, not bad (DH covered the drinks and I picked up the bill for the dumplings). We both got a bit saved up of our allowance at this stage so we donít mind spending a bit of it, although I still want to save up as much of my allowance for when we go on holiday sometime next year.

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12 Sept: 10,414 steps (getting to 10K is getting easier now Smile)

13 Sept: 11,251 steps

14 Sept: 18,087 (the window shopping did it, although my legs that night was so sore I had to get a massage)

15 Sept: 10,256 (took it easy yesterday, my legs needed to recover a bit)

8 Responses to “Goal #1 is DONE!”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations on meeting that awesome goal!!

  2. texasdisneygirl Says:

    Woohoo!

  3. NJDebbie Says:

    Good job!!!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    That's great!

  5. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I am impressed with the number of stepes you take a day!

  6. Jerry Says:

    That is really impressive that your efforts could lead you to knock out an annual goal in early September! Nice going. And nice that you have some insurance that you can bang out 10k steps a day like that, too. Pretty inspirational! Keep up the great work...
    Jerry

  7. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Awesome!

  8. Sandra@DTS Says:

    I always find the motivation and determination of others infectious. I am glad that you were given a break even with a few dollars decline of your salary. Keep up the good work and hope you keep it mild with the walking challenge.

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