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The Income Drop: An Open Door

April 12th, 2011 at 10:56 am

The deployment is almost over. Yipee!!

The deployment is almost over. Darn. I say darn because the increased income and lack of tax withholding has been oh so very nice. We will have a drop in income by about $1100 per month. We have made great strides in the last year with this income. We paid off the remainder of the home equity loan, paid off our van and started saving for a new to us truck. We were able to keep saving for retirement and college along the way, too. It has been a great 'financial year'. Really great.

But when one door closes, another one opens. This time it is opening to the gift that is my husband. Today we celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. Tomorrow we see each other again for the first time. We are fresh with new experiences. We know more about ourselves individually and as a couple. There is definitely something about this experience that makes us better and stronger and I for one can't wait to see what waits around the corner.

See, I don't care too much about the income drop. I know we'll be fine.

9 Responses to “The Income Drop: An Open Door”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Big Grin That is such a great way to look at things! Happy Anniversary!

  2. rachel021406 Says:

    An income drop is definitely worth being able to see your husband. So happy that you were able to make such progress while the extra money was there.
    Happy Anniversary! Smile

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    You did awesome making the most out of the increased income! So worth the drop in income to have your husband home.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Important happenings!

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Happy Anniversary!!

  6. scottish girl Says:

    Happy Anniversary!! Smile

  7. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  8. LuckyRobin Says:

    Happy Anniversary. Congratulations on that and the great attitude, too!

  9. My English Castle Says:

    Happy Anniversary! I'm happy to hear he's headed home!

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