One year ago today we built a debt tower to visualize paying off our loans* and here is our progress report one year later!
Lord willing, this dungeon will be demolished in a few more short years, and in the meantime we keep marching around it blowing trumpets, working side jobs, relishing overtime, and living frugally. In 2011 we took Financial Peace University, which Brett now facilitates yearly at our church. That same year we bought our house, and Brett worked weekends delivering pizza (which most car insurances will not cover, by the way). In 2012 Brett went to night school and was away from home 80+ hours per week, culminating in full time CNC machining, after two years of temp jobs and state health insurance. In 2013 God provided again as I nannied for some friends until Brett attained even better machine shop work with his current employer. All along the way we have seen God’s provision, and even in our heartache we desire to bring hope to others who face similar trials. We have been blessed beyond measure through family, friends, and some really good books.
Soli Deo Gloria.
*Our house, two student loans, and credit card debt acquired while we lived in Maryland and both worked full time jobs, ironically. As of this month, January 2014, the latter is completely paid off, never to return!