Sunday, July 02, 2006

4th of July thoughts

Well my city has imposed a ban on fireworks because this place is like a tinder box. So...I posted this video from the hottest band in the world because it's full of pyro and fireworks. I hope everyone has a safe holiday.

Not much to talk about. It's hot here, my AF job is sucking my life force from me and I cant devote time to the music store. I can't wait to retire. I haven't played drums in weeks and I cant find time to meditate. I am eating like a pig and packing the pounds on...

OK, I just needed to get all the whining out of me. I really don't have much to bitch about. My family is healthy, my wife and I are gainfully employed and aside from a house payment, we are $3,000 from being totally debt free. When I returned from Korea 3 yrs ago we were $16,000 in credit card debt. We made a commitment that on the day I retired we would be totally debt free (except for house payment). We should be done very shortly and will start socking money away for my retirement. I want to be able to take a month off before I begin the next phase of my life.
Well, I hope everyone has a great holiday.....

4 comments:

MomThatsNuts said...

Paul,

I am envious of your finacial status..we dont have real DEBT to speak of, 2 car payments and the house...no credit cards or anything. I would LOVE to have the cars paid off or something like that. I am happy to be here after my adventure home yesterday~ I get kinda mad on the 4th because it seems to be MORE about partying and having a good time than it is about honoring and loving our country...but we wont get on a political rant....honey, theres always time to meditate...the shower, the car...(oh just dont close your eyes while your driving, that would be BAD) Im trying to find my "next phase" in life, I just cannot imagine that it is here with the ETK loading shotgun shells and travelling around the country in an RV....should be an interesting few years until all the troll~ings are moved out,,,you know its only 6 years til my BABY is 18...then what am I supposed to do??? ahhhh yes, the joy of the NEXT PHASE....

mom

MomThatsNuts said...

Hey sweetie!! My aunt lives in Bartlett~ She loves it there. Its nicer than Memphis. Have you ever lived in the south?? Its very VERY different from what I am used to here, not BAD just really different. But if you live east of like Texas it wouldnt be too big a culture shock for you. I think Bartlett is definatly an upper-scale suburb (gosh Im being as gentle as I can here) when I am there I could pick you up some brochures and stuff~~ I would be happy to get you some info...

mom

:phil: said...

Hey Paul,
Thanks for stopping by. I'm a bad blogger at times. Our 4th was great, we did see fireworks and did some Grilling on the BBQ. Sorry you haven't been playing as much as you'd like, I know the feeling. That's great that you are almost debt free. We've been lucky to get a few 0% interest until the cards are payed off deals. I know what you mean about the weight. I never thought I'd hit 200 but I did. I am getting my ass out on the kayak and I try to swim everyday too

jenbeauty said...

offers you some cheese! LOL....just teasing!

I hope your 4th was fun. And get cracking on those drums and relieve some stress!