Woo, finally... Rosemary has been trying to get her money from her savings account that her grandmother manages for the last couple years. It's been a long and arduous fight, but she finally won! We sort of wrote that money off, even though its HERS, so it was pretty surprising when we actually got it. I'm pretty excited, not for the money, but for how it's going to let us reach our goals a lot more quickly. It's going to help pay off Rosemary's car, and hopefully after bonus time, we can pay off the rest of it, which will free up 250 a month in car payments, which will just ease the monthly load enough so Rosemary can stay home with Judah without so much financial strain of one income for three people. It's also really cool that we have a few extra hundred dollars we can give away to some people in need. it's a lot of fun to spread the love.
This, combined with a bit of income from Rosemary working a few days a week for a few months, will really kill all of our non mortgage debt(just that car payment) and free us up to put our resources towards more important things- saving for a house, fixing up a few things around the house, (the windows are getting worse and the garage door opener & washing machine have been running off of the holy spirit for the last 3 years). I'm hoping this will set us up to buy a house a few years from now, maybe when the housing market picks up a little bit so we can get some cash out of our townhouse for a downpayment on a big kids house.