Do you know what has surprised me the most about this financial goal of ours? The freedom that I'm already experiencing! It's exciting to think that we could quite possibly have our house paid off by Christmas. There are no words to express how it makes me feel to crunch the numbers and see the percentage owed flip sides with the percentage paid. It's delightful to walk around in my stocking feet and know that I now own more of those 72 year old wooden floors than the bank does, and to understand just how far we've come in just two months! Unbelievably freeing. Inexplicably exciting!