Not the Dave Ramsey Way, But…

We did it. After selling the house we are debt free.

I thought about calling the Dave Ramsey show and asking to do one of those debt free scream things. I could imagine how that call would go…

Dave: Now on the line we have Scott who is with us to do a debt free scream, that’s so great! Scott, what’s your story?

Me: We owed a lot of money and in just over 5 weeks we got rid of it all.

Dave: Wow! How did you pay off all that debt so fast?

Me: Oh, we didn’t pay it off. We sold our house. But we’re debt free!

Dave: Did my people even screen this call?


Yeah, probably not going to call him. I’m sure he’s busy, anyway.

It is a weird feeling though. Maybe because where we live is so tied to our identity in Western Culture. If you live in an apartment or house, own or rent, alone or with roommates or with family or with your parents, these are all a part of our American identity.

We’ve bought and sold a ton of houses. I’ve paid my fair share of fees. It would be OK with me to never own again. Of course renting in Central Florida is as or more expensive than buying.

Right now we are focused on find out the next thing is. And without a mortgage hanging over us, we are freer. Someone calls tomorrow, we can move immediately. We can save. We can prepare.

For the next step.


Finally, an Update

IMG_3744It’s been a few busy weeks. Not only with the move but things at work got really busy. I clocked 131 hours in under 2 weeks. That’s going to be a nice paycheck, but I really needed to be at home more… to pack.

That’s what we are doing a lot of. Packing. In fact I have a U-Haul trailer reserved for tomorrow. We are moving everything we can in the van and our cars to a storage place up in Apopka. Then this Wednesday we get a truck, and move the big stuff.

Apparently, we have a lot more books than we had when we moved here. And more bookcases. Most of the trips have been boxes of things to be read, or things that store things to be read.

Still looking and open to a new position, here or anywhere.

If you are around Orlando on Wednesday we could use a couple hands to load the big pieces.