Friday, January 1, 2010

Goals For 2010

Everyone else is making goals so I will too. Let's see, goal #1: PAY OFF MORTGAGE by end of year. How lovely that will be. Goal #2 which is essential to making goal #1 happen: Get a stable renter in rental house. My house is still rented but she is talking about moving out in February. I was hoping my renters would stay for 5 years! Goal #3: Move out of RV and into mobile home before summer. And after I do that, goal #4: Sell RV by November.

Then there are the more common dog and I need to lose 10 pounds. That is more significant for my dog since he only weights 50 pounds. I want to give away at least 6 boxes of stuff to the thrift store and sell $500 worth of stuff on craig's list and ebay.

This should be an exciting year!

And on a totally different we have any door knob experts out there? It seems like every door knob that I buy is designed differently. This latest knob for the hallway has no exterior screws. The screws are inside and hold a plate against the door. I can't seem to figure out how to get the second knob to stay on!

It isn't that important because the one knob still works without the second knob and I will rarely need to close the hall door from the inside but it would look better if the whole knob was complete. I'm sure it is something very simple that I can't figure out.


Over the Cubicle Wall said...

sometimes there is a little part on the shaft that you have to press in and then slide the knob into place. after it is in place that part will pop back out and hold the knob into place on the shaft. if it is something other other than that, I don't know.

good luck with your resolutions. the end of the mortgage is exciting!

Unknown said...

I'm not a door expert but will off you all the encouragment I can! Your goals sound realistic and I hope to be reading your blog on the day you accomplish #1!

Happy New Year


Daizy said...

Over the Cubicle, I was able to figure out which part of the knob moved after messing with it and advice from my dad. It's connected now but not as tight as it should be. I'm sure I did something wrong but at least it works!

Daizy said...

Thanks Kim A., I am really excited. I don't want to rush a year of my life...but it will be so cool when that mortgage is gone!

Dave said...

I recall how nice it was to not have to make any more monthly mortgage payments after I paid off my mortgage in 1998. Back then, I had my 3 main monthly expenses due at the start of each month - my mortgage, my co-op maintenance charges, and my monthly railroad commutation ticket. In the 9 years leading up to 1998, sometimes the mortgage was the biggest, in other years it was the maintenance. But together, those were the bulk of my bills. Losing the mortgage made it a whole lot easier to budget every month.

I look forward to seeing a post from you like that (sans train ticket) by the end of 2010. :)

Daizy said...

Dave, being mortgage free certainly sounds good. It is by far my biggest bill. I think my next biggest bill would have to be my electric bill in the summer. But still, nothing like the mortage.

Tom said...

I used to be an engineer for Weiser Locks in Tucson many many years ago. I think I still remember how some of the locks work. Your lock does not look like the one Weiser made or similar design. The picture show a anchor plate for the screws to hold on to the outside knob. Then you have another set of screws or just twist and turn to lock the inside knob to the anchor plate. The picture is not clear or is too small and did not show the inside knob. So, I am guessing there is a interference between the anchor plate and the inside knob.

Most American style lock do not use anchor plate. And they are very easy to install.