Drum roll please….like we can afford a drum, a drummer or pay said drummer to do a roll. But, we knew 2 years ago when we added all of our debt together, we had crossed the six figure mark. That was a depressing day that was quickly followed up with a in-denial dinner out at Olive Garden and a mini-shopping spree at Target. <Insert your own are-you-out-of-your-frickin-mind statement here>
The total tonight, after we added everything up, is $78,404.28. But this does not include the houses nor the student loans. (Yes, house is plural) A different blog post or two on those subjects.
Going from $102,000 to $78,000 should probably make me feel good and we should immediately celebrate with an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and breadsticks, right? Nope. This has gone from a surreal thing we could ignore to something that unfortunately is even more depressing. Going back to my first post, we now know, recognize and have published the mountain that is in front of us. We have to accomplish our goal of paying off half of that as quickly as possible.
No more Olive Garden or Target shopping sprees for this family.
I thought for sure we were still in the six figure range. Good thing I didn’t bet on it otherwise I would owe on that too.
$78,404.28….. I’m going to bed now.