Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ahhh... Life can start over now...

Scott and I make a nice income and thank God for our many blessings every single day. As challenging as things are sometimes, his job is solid and I'm now able to stay home and write.
Let's do a quick flashback for all my wonderful new readers... *waving hi!*
Three years ago we were living happily in our dream home outside Detroit, MI. We'd been there less than a year when Scott started seeing the clues that his job was not (surprise, surprise) particularly stable.
God blessed him by helping him immediately find his dream job as a Chief Technology Officer. Only thing was... the job was/is in Washington State.
We put our house on the market, packed up and moved west. Minus some time we had renters in the house, it was on the market for two and a half years. Yup. You read that right.
A sale was just finalized a few weeks ago. There was dancing in our house that day!!
No more long distance money pit. (No one was even living there and I had to pay $650 in heating bills in February.) Our checking account can now recover!
And then I did the taxes.
Usually we get a deliciously substantial refund, but this year, it was a completely un-delicious surprise to find that we owed. A lot.
And a lot.
And a lot.
I have just written the check, though, and will put it in the mail this afternoon so this chapter, too, will close.
Now life can start over.
We can put (keep) some of our hard earned money in the bank and towards 401Ks and toward college funds. We can pay off our one credit card and our car loans.
And best of all, we can breathe again without the boa-like constriction of our lungs.
I love fresh starts!


Me (aka Danielle) said...

Yay for fresh starts!

Tarasview said...

so glad for you that you can start fresh now :)

thanks for stopping by my blog! Nice to meet you!

Kidsncats said...

We had to write checks to both the IRS and the state.....not a lot (compared to the MASSIVE tax debt we are paying on currently from two years ago). But we SHOULD HAVE gotten money BACK if it weren't for BofA mis-allocating our mortgage payments since we did the mod and then they sent us our interest statement showing only $500 in interest.....(should have been more like $18K....). We've been pestering them since January to get us a corrected one to no avail....they keep saying they are working on it. Can't file an extension without voiding our current agreement on the back-taxes, so....we had to pay now and will have to file an adjustment later I guess... :( We waited till the last possible minute to file hoping that somehow the corrected document would come. It may never come. BofA is the pits. I am glad that you get a fresh start -- that is a good, good thing and you deserve it after all you've been through!

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