This actually happened in the midst of all the other recent excitement, and I neglected to mention it. We’ve paid off our mortgage! Done! Paid! Kaput! Finished! The house is ours!
What a feeling!
Of course, we have to be careful. Half of our monthly payment was escrow for property tax and insurance, and now we have to pay those directly.
But never mind that. The house is ours!
Take that, moneylenders!