After skipping last month's extra mortgage payment because of my un-planned trip to Minnesota, I am back on schedule, sort of. The trip cost $1,000 which left $500 of my scheduled payment remaining. Then I went and bought the car for $2,800. I decided to pay for the car with $500 from September, $400 from October and November, and $1,500 will come from my truck when I sell it. So, I paid $1,100 extra to my mortgage this month which brings my mortgage total to $52,220. If I keep up these extra payments I will have it paid off in 3 years or sooner. Of course, if I keep taking trips and buying cars it will take a little longer. I am very glad that I had the money available so that I could go visit my nephew when his grandma died. Some things are worth more than paying off my mortgage and that was one of them.