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Funny Little Smile

I told my dad a few months back about my goal of getting debt free, and at the time, I could tell that he was relly pulling for me and that he was proud that I was doing so well. I saw him tonite and we all went out to eat. I whispered to him, “1000 left, that’s all” and he just turned his head and gave me this funny little smile. I could tell that he was really, really happy for me. My dad and I are very close, and he is the coolest guy ever. He is such a good dad and grand-dad. But, he has never really focused on his finances. He works hard, but he will…

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Clean-Up, Clean-Up, Everybody Do Your Share…

(If you know what the title refers to, then you have kids, or you baby-sit, or you have a great memory of the songs of your child-hood). I spent the better part of today cleaning up our kids’ play-room. Wow. How in the world did my two children gather unto themselves more toys than Santa’s Elves make in a decade? Seriously, as I began to sift through the mountain of Barbies, My Little Ponies, and Matchbox Cars, my mind wandered to all of the things that I COULD have been doing, all of the things that would have been more pleasurable. Like mowing my lawn with a pair of scissors, or shingling the neighbors house for free. So much stuff!…

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And BOOM Goes The Dynamite

Well, our debt re-payment took a serious hit last night… And I am not bummed a bit. Why? Because, we had to rush out little one to the hospital with an extremely high temperature, and we were so scared that something major was wrong with him. Come to find out, just a simple ear infection, with a strange “spike” in temp. He is going to be just find. Praise the Lord! So, while this was a set-back financially, it is a “set-back” that I will gladly deal with. So…Can we still be debt free? By 10-10-2005? Let’s hope! Am I going to be discouraged if this “set-back” causes me to be a month or so late. NO WAY! My little…

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