The credit cards are paid off! The credit cards are paid off!

Countdown at zero Dancing Laurel and Hardy Dancing Pill Dancing Leprechaun Dancing Badger

The EFT payment hit sometime late afternoon or evening on June 16, 2004. Yes I was calling every few hours.

As part of my obnoxious online celebration, my avatar will rotate between these pics every 12 minutes for the next day or so. (Due to browser and proxy caching you may not notice it change that often, though.)

Next month: The car gets paid off. Today is the major symbolic milestone for me, though. I've been looking forward to paying off the credit cards for 5 years.

This is a December 15, 2011 republication of my June 16, 2004 post on Early Retirement Forum.