2012 is over, and it was a crazy year here at SLB. Early this year, I finally had a successful elk hunt (when I was literally .5 of a mile from giving up for the season). That was pretty cool, as it was my first elk, and I’m still enjoying the rewards as we speak (though I’m running low, so I’m hoping to re-up this month). February was relatively quiet, and then in march I went with H and her sister and some friends down to new mexico for the basketball games. I was going anyway, but then my undergrad school unexpectedly made the tournament, and even better, got sent to new mexico! That was an awesome trip, and we all had lots of fun. In april, we closed on the house, marking a huge purchase for both of us, and the start of a long summers worth of work. May was filled with working on the house full time for H, and when I wasnt at work for me. June was my marathon and H’s half marathon, which could have gone better for me but H did well. In July we got married, and we spent the end of july and the beginning of august out of the country on our honeymoon. It was a great time! Since then, things have slowed down and shifted back to more house work and getting used to living in our new place when it’s not under construction.
Finances we pretty ok this year, we were able to pay cash for most everything we bought, put 20% down on a house and did some major renovations for it. In 2013, i’m expecting the pace of renovations to slow quite a bit, as we are more or less done. Here are the numbers from 2012:
At the beginning of 2011, I had debts from 1 student loan and 1 vehicle loan, totaling $20,825, down from a pre-house high of 55,400 broken down as follows:
- Truck Loan: $9,466
- Student Loans (1): $11,359
- Truck Loan: $4,380
- Student Loan: $9,341
- house: $119,073