Hell of a Guy
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. - Vince Lombardi

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Hallelujah, Hallelujah…

12/02/2018

This past Friday was a day I have dreamt about for a very long time. It was truly a day to remember for a very long time, the rest of my life.
Friday, we paid off our mortgage, our new home is free and clear. Ours forever. Sweet.

It’s funny that this is a day many of us homeowners dream about for most of our lives, but when the day arrives, it is surreal, and oh so sweet. The feeling I had when I left the bank knowing that finally I am debt free will stay with me forever.

My first thought was about a day back in the 60s when I bought an overcoat at a store in Baltimore. I had to charge the coat to an account with the store I had opened. Since that time back in 1969, I have never been debt free. Today I am. I do have a car payment but have the money in the checking account to pay it off…so it does not count. Anyway, I am a very happy camper, on Cloud 9 with an irremovable smile that stretches from ear to ear. Love it.

This is a big accomplishment for me. When my first marriage ended in 1993, I left it with very little net worth. In fact, almost none. I am proud of what I have been able to do in the last 25 years. My net worth has grown far beyond what I ever would have dreamed. I will leave this earth knowing I “done good.”

And that is all I have to say about that…