We did pretty well in August, working hard to get our expenses under control. Our expenses were $5849 and $1500 of that was for the home repairs we did. More detail is below.
Entertainment – We went over by $88 but we did lots of fun stuff
Dining Out – We went over by $500. We have been eating out more now that we are only eating one meal a day but trying to get back on track with cooking meals. When we’re in fun mode we go out to eat a lot more than regular life mode.
Groceries – On the plus side we were under by $412 in groceries in the first time in forever. Part of that was Lee was working out of town for a week, but I’ll take it. We’re still working to get back to our previous frugality to sock away as much as cash as possible, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Home repair – We spent money on getting repairs in Shipshewana and we also had to replace our ice machine TWICE. We bought a brand new one and it died almost immediately. We did get the replacement plan, but at the moment we’re not near a Camping World, and we go through TONS of ice every day, so we just bought another one and will exchange the broken one for a replacement when we pass another Camping World. Then we will have a spare so we never have to panic. They’re expensive, but worth it to us, but they’re not always in stock, and we’re not always near a CW who is really the only store that stocks them reliably. We also replaced a Fantastic Fan vent and rain cover which allowed us to move the existing one to the living room, so now we have three which helps with airflow.
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