or number 17 since the refinance.
The regular monthly payment posts today, 3/3/21, bringing the principal balance down to $5,340.55. Since the previous regularly scheduled payment, I managed to pay an extra $1,120.03, all from regular monthly income. The last payment date has moved up to 5/3/22; that is 1 year and 2 months to go if going forward I pay only the regular monthly payments.
At this point, I have enough in checking and savings to pay the loan in full, with about 1k to spare. I'm not going to do it just yet, but this loan isn't going to be around much longer.