2017 Goal Check In: April Progress

A little progress here and there, but mostly just a coasting month…I will be adding a new goal for paying off incoming medical bills, but I don’t have the totals yet, so waiting to add it until I have a firmer idea of what I’m looking at.


  1. Mortgage balance below $80,000
  2. Student loan balance below $15,000
  3. Student loan group 06/07 (oldest loans) paid in full
  4. Additional $1,500 added to Roth IRA

Fitness and Health

  1. Weight down to 160 lbs. (weight on January 1st: 172 lbs.) by June – and now back to 178 *sigh*
  2. Weight down to 150 lbs. by end of year
  3. Consistently do some form of physical activity at least twice a week at lunch time by July – finally have a plan to get back to going to the rec even!
  4. Consistently do some form of physical activity at least three times a week at lunch time by October
  5. Walk up the stairs at work at least twice a week by July – so far so good! though been having knees twinges again :-/
  6. Walk up the stairs at least three times a week by October

Around the House

  1. Have all old insulation removed from attic
  2. Replace living room and home office air conditioning units
  3. Replace insulation in attic – POSTPONED until after the electrical is done, which won’t be this year
  4. Clean up/out home office closet (smaller one)
  5. De-weed and restore smaller front garden and replant
  6. Get backyard mowed back to sane levels again – Done! By my sweetie after the professional quote came in at $135 😛  Yay!
  7. Finish kitchen cabinet/counter project! – Almost there, just having to install the counters and toe kick, then paint the sides and toe kick 🙂

Everything Else

  1. Play at least 5 console games – Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix done!  I didn’t finish Reverse/Rebirth on Chain of Memories, but it isn’t really the main CoM game so counting it because R/R is dull as crap; now playing Persona 5!
  2. Code new PHP importers for An Eclectic World
  3. Code web-based admin for An Eclectic World


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