I didn’t include revenue numbers this month because we haven’t actually gotten a paycheck yet from the beet harvest. Once the beet harvest is complete I will do a final accounting of the money spent here and money made. It was a rough month, one of the highest we have had with $5,313 spent. Details are below and this is going to be short and to the point, because it’s 3am and I am very tired.
Campground Fees – Under budget at $292 because part of the month was covered by Alaska Work Kamping and part was covered by Beet Harvest work kamping.
Groceries – Over by $259. Part Alaska, part Canada, part stocking up in advance of harvest, part we just buy to much food.
Dining Out – Over a little bit but not bad. Offset by spending $0 in entertainment this month.
Memberships – Spent $177 which was our $80 America the Beautiful pass for National Parks and my very first AARP membership. America the Beautiful more than paid for itself last year and I bought the AARP because people talk about the discounts they get. Plus why not…if you turn 50 …own it!!
Truck Fuel – Over by $649. Alaska, Alaska, Alaska. I can’t stress enough, when you are thinking about how much it will cost factor in the going and returning.
Truck Maintenance – Alignment repairs for $424 one of the few things not covered under our warranty and caused by Alaska roads. Almost everyone I know who goes has some sort of related truck/RV expense so again factor that in.
Clothing – The $199 was directly attributable to beet harvest clothing. Boots for me and long johns for both of us. Not everything will be found at thrift stores. I will factor that cost into that analysis when the revenue all comes in.
Gift/Postage – We sent a large gift to my nephew and it ended up costing about $150 in postage and shipping materials all together. Ever start something thinking it wouldn’t cost that much then it ends up costing a bunch more than you though? Well that’s what happened. What can I say, it’s expensive shipping a large caribou skull. Who knew??
Home Maintenance – Went over by about $77. Not sure why. To tired to figure it out.
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