18 August, 2021

I'm Back, Baby! (and we're debt-free!)


Hello Boogerbutts!

Guess what? It's been 13 months of living DEBT FREE! We got out of debt just over a year ago and I still cannot stop smiling.

In other news, tomorrow our new fridge and oven arrive and I'm pretty sure that I won't be able to sleep tonight.

I went for a smaller no-frills oven and a thinner, taller fridge. The fridge we have now, we could bury ourselves in and still have room for more.

It's honkin' huge.

I lose stuff all the time in the back because my arms don't reach. That, and the fridge is about dead anyway, so this was the perfect time. I could have gotten it fixed but the smaller, thinner fridge is something I've wanted for a long time so I just went for it. 

Insert BIG SMILE, here.

Total budget for the appliances: 2,000 smackers and we came in under budget with 427 left. That included the shipping, taxes and removal of the old stuff.

Now, the real question is ... what colour will I chalk paint the new fridge and oven?

I'm crazy into Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Pictures to come another day. For right now, I gotta get my butt in gear and move kitchen stuff out of the way for the deliveries. 

I'm OVER the MOON with EXCITEMENT!

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. Hope you are well and I'll be about later to catch up on your blogs because I've been way for a year but now, I'm back, baby!

Cheers and boogie boogie. 



40 comments:

  1. That's exciting news! Happy for you! And glad you're back in the blogosphere now!

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    1. Hey Debra! It's great to be back and the funny thing is, even though it's been a year, it feels like I was just here yesterday, at the same time. Happy Weekend!

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  2. Nice to hear from you here on blogger and big congrats on being debt free! That is a great accomplishment. We did a kitchen renovation and also some bathrooms it took a month but it was successful, like having a new house. The best thing is it forced us to do a big declutter.

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    1. Ohhh, Christine! I love that it forced a big declutter. How did that go? I love that it feels like a new house. That's very, very cool. Thanks for sharing that story.

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  3. Great to see you back again! Congrats on being sent free. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie! Thank you. Great to see you and hugs back!

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  4. Welcome back. And a big, big hooray for that freedom.

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    1. Thank you! That's just how it feels, free.
      How went your winter? We are gearing up for autumn here.

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  5. Congratulations, getting out of debt is a big deal! I refused to retire until we were out of debt and now I just work on keeping us there. It's nice to see you back. Enjoy those new appliances!

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    1. Hi Bonnie! Thank you! It does feel like a big deal. I love that you refused to retire until you were out of debt. What a wonderful gift to give yourself and thank you so much for sharing that story with me. I love hearing this kind of stuff.

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  6. So good to see you back.

    Well done on being debt free.
    Enjoy your new fridge and oven.

    Happy Dancing for you :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Helllloooooo Jan! I'm in need a few low-carb recipes for someone in my family and will be sifting through your blog. Thank you for happy dancing and for stopping in. How are the grands?

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    2. Thanks for asking about the grands.
      They are doing well, growing up fast!
      It's the school holidays at the moment so we have been fortunate to see them and spend time with them. When Covid was at it's height this wasn't possible because of our restrictions, that was hard!!!

      Take care, hope the new appliances are working well.

      All the best Jan

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    3. Hi Jan! Glad you got to see them some, even in this new world.
      Our area sadly is going back up in the red, but was doing well before that.
      Oh my gosh, the new appliances are amazing.
      Each time I walk past the fridge, I open it!

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  7. Congratulations on your financial achievement. Not many can say that! -Jenn

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    1. Hi Jenn! Thank you. It feels pretty good.
      How goes things your way? Eating anything yummy these days?

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  8. Debt free is great! We expect to have our house paid for by April. I will be celebrating that then! Good to see you back.

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    1. Hello Stacy! Woohoo! By April - dang. Go you guys. That's a happy dance for sure. Thanks for sharing that with us. I love reading these comments and hearing what you are all up to.

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  9. Welcome back. I missed your energy!

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    1. Hey Marie! Thank for big smile you put on my face today!

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  10. Debt free is a wonderful feeling, for me it has been 22 years. Curious about painting the oven, won't the heat affect the paint when you are using the oven?
    Welcome back!

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    1. Hey River! I'll do a test patch but I'll be sure to use a paint that is heat resistant. But .. that might not even happen for a year, once the warranty wears off. Though the guy did tell me I could paint it and the warranty would still hold up. Either way, I'll be sure to be safe. Great question.

      Wow, wow! 22 year debt free that is inspiring to hear and I love it! I love that you guys are sharing your stories. This is exciting. Very, very cool and congrats on 22 years.

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  11. Welcome back to the blogging world!
    Debt free is a good feeling, isn't it?
    Chalk paint? Never heard of doing that to kitchen appliances. Both our stove and oven are black anyway.

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    1. Helllloooooooo Alex! I tell you, I miss our friend Jo. Yes, though, being debt free is an outstanding feeling. It's remarkable. How goes the air frying with you and Mrs. Alex?

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  12. Glad you're back, and congrats on being debt free! I was debt free for a while years ago (will be paying on my apartment for many more years unless I get an unexpected windfall...), and it was such a nice feeling.

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    1. Hey Dennis! Great to hear from you and much congrats. It really is a nice feeling. And it's been very cool to read what everyone else has done or is doing. This is the best part about blogging. Wishing you a yummy day!

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  13. Hubby and I pretty much been lived debt free most of our married life. I hope I don't sound like a jerk. But living debt free can give you power over certain people.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Hey Dora! So great to see you. Wonderful to be debt free and much congrats to you both for doing that. You don't sound like a jerk at all, and I enjoyed hearing your story!

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    1. Hey Kathy! Much thanks.
      Hope your summer was rockin'.

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  15. HOORAY! I'm so happy for you -- and that you came in under budget is fantastic. Party at the Whisk's place! LOLOLOL

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    1. Thanks, Holly! The under budget thing blows me away.
      Party time for sure!

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  16. ooo it's always good to get new stuff, and be debt free. It's also good to see you back :-)

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  17. Debt free is an awesome thing!

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  18. yay for new and happy appliances! yay for being debt free; that is a great feeling!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I cannot get over how much I love my new oven. And fridge. Heaven I say, heaven.

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