Ruby's Bought a House, Now I want to Own It!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • debtfreeonedaydebtfreeoneday Forumite
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    Well done on breaking through that barrier on the mortgage. 
    DFW (08/08) £64,346.53 Gone for good (02/19)
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  • ruby_eskimoruby_eskimo Forumite
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    Well done on breaking through that barrier on the mortgage. 
    Thanks!  Just made another OP this month to take us to bang on £249K so we're slowly getting there!
    Emergency Fund - £6,100 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £3566.50
    LISA 2021 - £1671 :: NSD September - 2 / 20 :: Weight Loss: 35 / 58lbs :: Decluttering - 1177 / 2001 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🏅🏅
    Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017
  • ruby_eskimoruby_eskimo Forumite
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    Morning all.  I come here to admit that I haven't been very MSE at the moment.  Like a lot of people I haven't been feeling great over the past couple of months and noticed that my mental health has taken a bit more of a dip than usual, which has led me to spend a little frivously on clothes mainly.  Not that I want to justify my spending but I usually buy a majority of my clothes second hand and have done for years, so picked up a few bargains that way plus bought some actual new things while I had a 20% discount voucher and was ordering baby clothes for my friends.  Must admit I'm feeling a little bit guilty about it but also not because they're all things I love and know I'll get a lot of wear out of.  I just feel that I could have used that money in better ways but oh well, it's done now.  

    On the money front the mortgage is now at £249k exactly.  By my calculations, we should be under £245k by the end of the year which would be an amazing achievement, and we're on track to get a really good deal in September by reducing the LTV.  I'm now an 8th of the way to maxing out the LISA and the emergency fund is getting there slowly thanks to some really good Prolific payouts.  

    Health wise, other than the mental health wobbles, I'm on week 6 of C25K and feeling really accomplished already - I can't believe I managed to "run" for a straight 20 minutes at the end of week 5!  It meant that yesterday's 8 minute run in the middle of the session felt like a walk in the park and the stats showed a way better pace because of it.  My stamina is definitely improving and hopefully I can carry this good feeling forwards into everything else.

    Work wise, I'm feeling a bit uninspired which I think is contributing to the general meh feeling.  Have a couple of things to get ticked off the list at the beginning of this week but then I want to spend time trying to find my inspiration again.  Just need to find some motivation to get started!
    Emergency Fund - £6,100 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £3566.50
    LISA 2021 - £1671 :: NSD September - 2 / 20 :: Weight Loss: 35 / 58lbs :: Decluttering - 1177 / 2001 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🏅🏅
    Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017
  • ruby_eskimoruby_eskimo Forumite
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    First payment to the S&S ISA has cleared and I'm already up 49p 😂
    Emergency Fund - £6,100 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £3566.50
    LISA 2021 - £1671 :: NSD September - 2 / 20 :: Weight Loss: 35 / 58lbs :: Decluttering - 1177 / 2001 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🏅🏅
    Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017
  • debtfreeonedaydebtfreeoneday Forumite
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    Take it easy and be kind to yourself. The last year has been so mad and most of us have been up and down at various points. 

    Well done on the mortgage though I’d be sending 1p just to get it to £248….something. 😂
    DFW (08/08) £64,346.53 Gone for good (02/19)
    MFW (01/15) £56.592,54
  • ruby_eskimoruby_eskimo Forumite
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    Take it easy and be kind to yourself. The last year has been so mad and most of us have been up and down at various points. 

    Well done on the mortgage though I’d be sending 1p just to get it to £248….something. 😂
    Thanks debtfreeoneday.  I keep forgetting that it's ok to just take it a little easy sometimes; if I were in my previous job then I'd be non-stop but its actually normal to have "quiet" days sometimes.  As much as I'd love to see a 248, I love having a nice round number more so it will stay at 249 for a little while 😆

    Emergency Fund - £6,100 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £3566.50
    LISA 2021 - £1671 :: NSD September - 2 / 20 :: Weight Loss: 35 / 58lbs :: Decluttering - 1177 / 2001 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🏅🏅
    Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017
  • debtfreeonedaydebtfreeoneday Forumite
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    True. A round number is also a pleasing sight…
    DFW (08/08) £64,346.53 Gone for good (02/19)
    MFW (01/15) £56.592,54
  • ruby_eskimoruby_eskimo Forumite
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    Well it's pay day today and I've done the usual shuffle and just waiting for the 1st of the month to roll around for the rest of the DD to clear. 

    It's been a strange and busy month; all the main people in my life have their birthdays in May (mum, dad, husband) and various other anniversaries and things means I've kind of burnt myself out a little this month and had a bit of a mental health wobble over the weekend.  Feeling better now and looking forward to an easier few months ahead 🤞  Although that being said I'm hosting a surprise baby shower this weekend so maybe after that things will be a little less busy 😆

    On the money side of things, things are ticking along and we may have booked a holiday for next September which is going to take pretty much all of the current holiday pot but knowing that the money is sitting there already and we just need to save a bit for spending money is very freeing!  We're going back to Walt Disney World for 10 nights and staying in another one of the deluxe hotels - not quite as good a deal as the last trip we took but we did get a discount on the flights so they're coming in at almost half price.  Now the fun of planning begins which is rather exciting for someone like me 😂
    Emergency Fund - £6,100 / £10,000 :: Total Mortgage OP - £3566.50
    LISA 2021 - £1671 :: NSD September - 2 / 20 :: Weight Loss: 35 / 58lbs :: Decluttering - 1177 / 2001 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🏅🏅
    Engaged 9th December 2010 :: Married 29th October 2015 :: Bought a House 13th January 2017
  • debtfreeonedaydebtfreeoneday Forumite
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    Sounds exciting and something to look forward to. 
    DFW (08/08) £64,346.53 Gone for good (02/19)
    MFW (01/15) £56.592,54
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