Thursday, August 1, 2013

Where did July go too, plus kitchen photos.

I know I am not the only one asking that.  One minute it was the beginning of July, next minute it's August.  This month is an exciting month in that we will be finished our mortgage by the end of the month.  Actually we only have four Friday's to pay, so in theory should be all done on August 23rd.  However there are discharge fees etc in the amount of $325 to be paid, no idea when that is due, but by the end of the month we will be done.  Bought our first house back in 1982, so have been stuck with a mortgage since then.  Six and a bit years in Britain and twenty four and a bit years in Canada.  

We have had some nice cool weather these past few days which has meant no a/c on.  Just paid June 14th to July 16th hydro/electricity bill and that was $174.72.  This next month's bill will be similar no doubt and totally expected for this time of the year.  However if this cooler weather continues we may get a cheaper bill.

In the middle of winter I always get a craving for salad.  So of course I have been craving soup this week.  Had a ham bone in the freezer, so made ham, bean and veggie soup the other day.  It's so good.

The centre island came back from the shop and it's all lovely and painted now.  What a huge difference. 

They even changed up the castors for me and they are safer and a lot nicer. The island has also been lowered and is now a similar height to the rest of the cabinets.

If you click on this link you will see a before photo of the island.

12 comments:

T'Pol said...

This must be super exciting for you! Congrats on the mortgage.

I own my primary residence free and clear but I do have 9 more payments to make on the rental property. I make monthly payments and just can't wait those payments to be over.

Your island looks beautiful. They have done a nice job.

Debby said...

OMG, CONGRATS!!!! No house payment is a really big deal. You are going to have to give yourself a nice party when that last money has been paid!!! Your island is beautiful

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

That is totally awesome ! A Mortgage Burning Party ! Hooray ...

The island looks lovely.

laura said...

Yaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Mortgage freedom! Too much?! ;)

Jane and Chris said...

The island look fabulous,Gill!
Mortgage free....be sure to tell me what it feels like!
Jane x

slugmama said...

I can't wait to welcome you to the Mortgage Freedom Club. Been a member since 2007 or so....
It's a great place to be and a great feeling when you get that paid off!

Lena said...

Wow, August is definitely going to be an exciting month for you!! :)

megan blogs said...

Congrats, Gill, such excellent news about your mortgage! We were in that club very briefly and hope to return there soon.

The island looks lovely.

megan

John Gray said...

Bloody hell mortgage free......
We have a few years yet,..too many xx

Rose said...

Wow, what a wonderful change for the center island...it really looks good.

As to weather, it really feels like fall here.

angela said...

Congratulations on being mortgage free!
I remember making that last payment, best day of my life. I had the bank statement on the refrigerator for months afterwards, and I would look at it and smile. xxx

anexactinglife said...

I love the island - very smart about the casters and the height adjustment. Mortgage payoff: awesome - we will all cheer that post!