August 2021 Budget

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.

Supporting our Blog

We very much appreciate your support of our blog.

  • You can purchase the ebook telling the story of how we became full-time RVers.
  • You can purchase our recipe book filled with 80 recipes we have cooked in our RV and taste tested by Lee himself. You can purchase the kindle or paperback version on Amazon or buy the Apple version on Itunes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.