So, I refinanced the house last month, cutting the interest rate by almost half and reducing the payment by a couple hundred, with a couple months’ vacation from making mortgage payments as a much-welcome bonus. I worked a lot of extra shifts in the meantime to make hay while the sun was shining. And, like I said in the last post, I got dropped by that company only to land softly on my feet in a better-paying, better-structured job with the new company.

It’s been a very good summer. I’d go so far as to say it’s celebration time, in fact. And how do I celebrate? That’s right, by buying a bunch of books I’ve had on my wish list for up to two years now.