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May 23rd, 2019 at 10:29 am

Since I last posted in December!!! a few things have happened.

Most exciting, the adoption is finalized. Our sweet Z and his little brother X are forever safe with us! After 7+ years we are finally done with limboland! It was a great ceremony- the boys were so adorable in their little suits, and the whole courtroom cried happy tears!

I have set a retirement date of June 2021. I will be 60, and we should be in decent financial shape if we buckle down and stick with the plan unless something catastrophic happens between now and then. My SA blog focus will be changing to reflect the changes we make towards this goal.

My 3.5 year old fridge died about 5 weeks ago. I am shocked to learn that the life expectancy of newer fridges is 4-6 years and you are lucky if you get more than that.... WHAT???? Thankfully I had bought an extended warranty and will get a new fridge today, plus a refund for all the food that spoiled. I dont often buy extended warranties, but this one REALLY paid off. (Needless to say, I bought another extended warranty on this new fridge)

This is a travel year for us. We celebrated (pre adoption) in Disneyland for a week in early Feb, then we joined my son and his family in Aruba at the end of February for another week. In July we are going on an Alaska cruise with friends...and I am visiting my cousin in NY in October. Our vacation budget will be fully depleted but plans just worked out for all of this to happen this year! Next year will be very low key to get the vacation fund rebuilt. Our thought is travel while we are healthy and working...rather than wait and possibly not be able to.

Thats the big stuff...

7 Responses to “Hello!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    I'm so happy to hear from, and SO HAPPY that Z and X are safe in their forever home! What a great milestone to celebrate! Also, congrats on your upcoming retirement. You will love it.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yay! Great news!! Enjoy your travels.

    I, too, have heard and experienced that newer major appliances are not built to last. It's really sad.

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    Congrats on Z and X legally being part of your family! I know they have been part of your family for a long time already; how nice that the law has now caught up.

  4. FIRE and I Says:

    Congratulations on the adoption! That must be such a relief!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    What wonderful news!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you!

    Hate that appliances don't last. My last fridge was 11 years old and still worked, but we felt we were on borrowed time.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good news on Z and little brother.

    That bites about the fridge. Hope the new one lasts longer!

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