Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Mighty Missouri

Last week marked Mike's last week in Omaha before moving to St Cloud (more to come later on that). Conveniently, I had four days off work and he was done with work for those four days. We had a lot of time to hang out, see friends, make dinners, and of course watch the NBA finals. But one of those evening was reserved for dinner with Fr. Hauser and a surprise date. 

Mike did let the cat out of the bag of what the date was before that evening, but that didn't make it any less enjoyable. Thanks to Groupon, we went on the River City Star, a riverboat cruise of the Missouri River that flows on the east side of Omaha. We got to see the remnants of the flood damage, in addition to seeing the riverfront from a whole new perspective. It was a fun evening, and the weather couldn't have been much better. What a fun night on the river!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Debt-Free is the Way to Be

When I started college, I knew I'd be paying off my loans for years. Years. I certainly thought it would a good ten years. But four years and two weeks after graduating college, my student loans are officially, 100% gone. 

I have worked really hard in the past few years to pay off my debt as quickly as I could. I just couldn't stand paying more in interest than I was paying on the loan itself. I paid off my car, my braces, and now my student loans all in the past year. And let me tell you: that is a wonderful feeling. 

Now, any money I make is ALL MINE!!

I thought maybe I would have a big last-statement-burning party, but alas.. the celebration included Mike and I sitting on the floor of my un-furnished apartment in our sweats, me with a glass of wine in hand. Quite the celebration, if I do say so myself!