We have been here a year.
The oldest car was sold
a new one came home.
The motorcycle was sold,
a tiny car came home.
We built a workshop
which is well loved and used.
Garden is in.
We still need to redo the bathroom
but most everything else is done.
Our budget now has lots of "envelopes" of savings.
These are all virtual accounts.
Since the interest rate is near zero- we don't worry of there isn't enough for interest.
Car replacement (at zero right now)
one never knows when the dishwasher will die.
Doggies and propane (they seem to alternate)
This and that for the house
We have our regular bills-
electricity (we pay about 1/2 of what we paid in Kansas)
Gas and maintenance for the cars
It is nice to finally be in a time and space where the income and out go are close to the same.
At this point, although we are not near seven figures in savings,
I think we will be fine for the next twenty years.
Knock on wood!