Friday, February 13, 2009

Bailout This

OK, so I sort of dropped out and unplugged there for a few days. But I'm back, and with huge news. Big, colossal, super fantastic news. Ready for it?

I HAVE PAID OFF MY STUDENT LOANS!!!

Words can not express how happy this makes me. Honestly, I could have paid off my student loans a few months back, but given the current craptastic economy, My Man felt we needed to "put more money away in savings first." Sigh. Let me tell you how much that almost killed me. Every loan I've ever had, once it gets down to a semi-manageable amount, I just want to pay. the. damn. thing. off. But I knew, he was right. Damn him. I hate it when he's right. Our savings now back up to an acceptable amount in his eyes, when I got my latest loan statement earlier this week I was able to pay it off!

Wahoooooooo!

And as if that weren't fantastic enough news.....

I've also
paid off my car loan.

Frankly, I'm saying that in a quieter voice since now that I have the Batmobile paid off it would be my luck to be driving down a So. Cal freeway only to have the transmission fall out. Or the engine blow up. Seriously.

So that's my exciting news. Although it's slightly tempered. Because now that we're out from under my student loan and car payment? Yeah, we have to start kicking more cash towards My Man's student loan. :::headdesk:::

Gotta say though, I sort of feel like a "real" librarian now that I'm no longer paying for the Master's degree I earned 10 years ago. Kinda like I graduated all over again.

19 comments:

nath said...

Yay for you Wendy!! congrats!!! That is soooo awesome!

December said...

oh wow... that's really amazing! SOMEDAY I'll be there - with the student loans. SOMEDAY...

Lori said...

Congratulations! That is such a huge accomplishment. I'll be graduating at the end of this year and I swear I fear I may not live long enough to pay off the ginormous loans.

shayera said...

Congratulations! Well done. Those are pretty big burdens to get out from under.

Blanche said...

That is fantastic Wendy!! Congratulations :)

Samanthadelayed said...

That is great news! Congratulations!

Sandy said...

Sweet! Congratulations! I know every debt I pay off makes me feel more free.

You should go out and celebrate!

Tracy said...

That's HUGE! Congratulations. I want to be like you when I grow up, kay?

Amy said...

Congratulations, Wendy! I've been fortunate to not have to worry about student loans, but more than make up for it now in a car loan and various other things (can you say, credit card?). Any celebrations planned this weekend?

Valerie said...

I'm just... tears of joy for you Wendy... tears of joy!!!

Lori said...

Wooohoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sula said...

omg, that is so exciting!!!! congrats! I only wish I could foresee that day arriving for me. sigh. Not anytime soon. lol.

Celebrate and enjoy your day. :)

Lisa said...

WOOHOOO!!! That is a big deal, both of them!

Rosie said...

Shhhhhh! I'm glad you kept the ar-cay oan-lay quiet. That kind of think is jinx-y. Know what I mean?

Congrats on this milestone!

azteclady said...

Huge congrats on being student-loan free, Wendy! (and sending positive yet quiet vibes on the c-a-r thing...)





(really, no need to tempt the universe by being loud, yanno?

Jennifer said...

I dream about the day I get to have all my student loans paid off. Congratulations!!!

Sir-Ox-A-Lot said...

Damn Girl, what took you so long...oh I forgot you are a librarian. Sorry, I couldn't resist picking on you.

Ox.

Holly said...

WOOOOFREAKINGHOOO!!!

At the end of this month MM and I will have paid off all of our wedding debt. I can't tell you what a huge relief this.

I totally LOL'd at you and Your Man arguing about what to do w/ your money, b/c MM and I have the same argument but in reverse. I always want to put extra money in savings and he wants to pay stuff off. we're still working it out.

Congrats, though. That's excellent!

Book Boor said...

So, it really can happen? I will keep hope alive.