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A nice week

April 1st, 2013 at 04:01 am

DD1 has been home for college this past week for Spring Break and it has been so nice having her home!

DD2 was also on Spring Break and worked quite a bit...she is so excited to see what her next check will be.

We didn't go any where, but just enjoyed having some time together as a family. We took the girls to pizza and frozen yogurt last weekend, and this past weekend we all went to see Olympus Has Fallen, courtesy of DD2...parents get in free when we are with her, and she had a free pass for selling candy when she works the concession stand so that got DD1 in free. We did spring for popcorn and soda though....we all really liked the movie.

We had a quiet Easter...DD2 had to work 11:30 to 8:30 today Frown My parents invited us over for dinner along with my sister, so DH and I along with DD1 went...DD1 only stayed about an hour as she had almost a 2 hour drive back to school. DD2 received her last Easter basket (they get one through senior year of high school), and I sprung for a chocolate bunny for DD1 Smile

We were lucky to have BEAUTIFUL weather this weekend...in the mid 70's and sunny....very unusual for this time of year, but we will take it.

Wrapping up the weekend with Monday off from work! Planning to galavant around with my mom and have lunch. DH is heading out to lunch with his mom too.

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Focus Payment

March 18th, 2013 at 03:11 pm

Made our regular payment to the Focus loan....9 more payments and it will be ours free and clear!

Mortage payment and mortgage rebate

March 2nd, 2013 at 02:32 am

Made the regular payment of $918 to the mortgage today and did an extra $82 towards the principal for a total of $1000.

We also received notice from our Wells Fargo credit card that our first $25 rebate will be applied to the principal payment in about 4 weeks.

We applied for this card when we refinanced back in Sept. They give us 1% of every purchase and when you reach $25, they will make a principal payment to your loan.

We have reached this first rebate rather quickly as we have a few re-occuring bills on the card, bought DD2 her graduation present at Christmas time (holding it until graduation)and we have charged our airline tickets, rental car, travel insurance, and a partial deposit for our Kauai trip in July. We will continue to charge a bit of the remaining vacation balance on it each month until June (when any remaining balance will be due in full).

We figure why not use the card when we want to charge something and get something back? As long as we pay it off in full each month, I think it is great!