I better write this before March is over. It has been a rough month and I thought about skipping my extra mortgage payment but I don't want to get out of the habit so I contributed $1,200 extra to the mortgage for March. I was hoping to have $1,600 but I needed a new battery for the truck and I gave my niece $300 for her plane ticket which was well worth it. It has been so great having her here to help out. I am already behind at work and I missed some time last week because my father broke his hip. I've had extra expenses for gas, meals at the hospital and groceries and that will continue for another 3 weeks while my father is in a rehabilitation facility near my house and my mother and niece are staying at my house. I'm also missing work for my mobile home remodel project. Next Tuesday the excavator is coming out to fix the drainage on the property and to level a site for the big shed. I'll need to take a half day off to supervise. The following week my shed should be delivered and I definitely want to be there for that. They don't deliver on the weekend so that means more time off work.
Anyway, back to the mortgage. The new balance is $45,405. If I keep paying $1,200 a month, I will have it paid off in 2 years and 8 months. Slowly but surely, I am whittling it away.