Friday, June 10, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Backwards


Backwards is apparently how Scott and I handled our finances.

What we wouldn't give to go back to that one person apartment in midtown, stuffed to the brim with two people and two incomes and hit the restart button on our finances.  It's a scary thing to figure out the answer to your financial problem when you're a mortgage, two kids, and one income in over your head. 

But, I suppose backwards is better than not at all.  Right? 

So, we continue on our s-l-o-w journey to financial freedom, backwards as it may be.  It's a stop. start. stop. start process, but we are plugging along. 

What we wish for is a really easy, painless, God-to-the rescue, and we are out of debt process.  But it is definitely not looking like that's the way it's going to be.

But, I am currently working my way through Proverbs, and Solomon doesn't beat around the bush--wisdom, he says, is better than jewels.  It's better.  And I really think that we are gaining wisdom in the process.  I really believe we are.  So, we lift our hands up in Thanksgiving, and we crunch the numbers, and we cut the coupons, and we work our way backwards to a place where we will feel so free.


Mary Jo said...

Hi there..visiting from Gypsy Mama, and I just have to tell you that you are not alone. Oh those great apartment days! And I know that we wouldn't want to REALLY go back there... As long as the two of you are plugging along together, there is joy in the journey. Blessings to you.

Ann said...

So proud of Ada!! I can't believe it! Luke is working his way through "The Consonant Rhyme". Slowly, but surely. Yes, I definitely remember getting my personal pan pizza coupon and also making noises in the box fan. I think it's so funny that it was such a big deal to go get that little bitty pizza.

Love the picture of Ada's foot on John's head. Just like the one I have with Ellie's foot on Luke's head.

Did you know we're working through some crazy battle over a tiny fender bender that I had several weeks ago? Long and complicated story, but the lady is threatening to sue. I would have to go to court. Steven is more than likely going to pay her $858 tomorrow.

Sorry this has turned into an e-mail.

Hyacynth said...

What a great take on the prompt!
I have to tell you -- we'd give a lot to go back to that time and space, too. No kids, no mortgage, two incomes -- oh, how we would make better decisions. So get this. :)