Yesterday when I posted my latest post, I was reminded of all the things that frustrate me about blogging – the technological side. I’ll be the first to admit that technology has far outpaced me – when I was a kid with my Commodore 64 I was cutting edge (really!) but as things have become more complicated I have somehow become… less so. I posted that post originally at about 1:30 pm, and when it posted it went from the nice, ordered thing I had created with formatting and spacing to a big blob of type that had no form, rhyme or reason. After almost 3 hours of tinkering, re-editing, and basically pulling my hair out, I finally got it to behave. Losing a comment in the process by mistake.
Ah, computer technology. How you thwart me so.
Luckily, I found paying down my student loan this month not as complex. After starting with four debts 2 years ago – a credit card, a car loan, and two student loans (one for me and one for my spouse), we’re down to just my student loan. After paying $800 towards it this month (and $1000 last month) it is down to $5392.09. A far cry from the over $12000 it was at two years ago.
This means we’ve paid off a little over $31000 of our debt as it stood in June 2007. Our total percentage of debt paid off is now 85.21%, which means we only have ~15% to go!
To pay that off by the end of the year, with only 3 months of payments left, we’d have to average almost $1800 a month in payments, which unless some crazy economic thing happens to shower money upon us, is not going to happen. But, paying half that each month, or about $900, may indeed be doable. Paying off the student loan by March 2010 doesn’t sound too bad to me.
Of course, something could happen to derail that – but for today I am an optimist, and I’l got this thing in my sights. No more Ms. Nice Gal. or something.
And now to see if posting deletes all my formatting…. Heh.