Once again, it is late in the month, and I am only just publishing my spending report for the previous month. I’ve grown tired of this project, and I’m disheartened by how much money I’ve been spending.
To further complicate things, I lost the spending report document I wrote up yesterday and saved as a Word file. I was trying to do two things at once, and managed to replace the document with a blank page. Sigh. I tried to restore the document and couldn’t figure out how to do it (even with the help of my computer guy). Sigh. So here I am, starting over…
6-1-16 Once again, I thought I’d spent nothing on the first day of the month, then remembered the auto-payment for my phone. Total spent: $34.99
6-2 through 6-5-16 Four days on the mountain with nothing to buy. Nothing spent.
6-6-16 I went to Babylon today to use the internet and get supplies. Total spent: $44.65
$17.18 to Wal-Mart for supplies
$.03 to Taco Bell for breakfast (I actually handed the cashier $2.17, but I’d just returned something at Wal-Mart and received $2.14 in cash.)
$2.09 to Dollar Tree for supplies
$6.02 to Little Caesar’s for a pizza
$6.93 to Panera for internet use and lunch
6-7-16 Today I finished up in civilization and headed back up the mountain. Total spent: 56.09
$1.89 to Panera for coffee
$35 for gas
$16.74 for groceries
$2.46 to post office
6-8 through 6-12-16 Five days on the mountain with nothing to buy. Nothing spent.
6-13-16 I tried to use the internet today, but the store I went to halfway down the mountain was closed. Total spent: $6.11
$3.11 to post office
$3 for ice
6-14-16 I had to go halfway down the mountain in the other direction to use the internet today. Because I made a 50 mile round trip, I had to get gas too. Total spent: $46.94
$35 for gas
$11.95 for lunch and tip and internet access
6-15 through 6-19-16 Five days on the mountain with nothing to buy. Nothing spent.
6-20-16 Back to Babylon today for internet and laundry and supplies. Total spent: $21.85
$11 for laundry
$.75 for water
$1.95 to Taco Bell for breakfast (The cashier gave me the senior discount. I had to decide if my frugality was greater than my vanity. Frugality won. As a friend said, to someone who’s 18, a 45 year-old person doesn’t look much older than a 55 year-old person.)
$8.15 To Panera for lunch and drink and internet access
6-21-16 More internet use and gathering supplies today in Babylon Total spent: 96.98
$1.14 to Panera for a bagel and internet use
$55 for gas
$39.75 for groceries (I was sick, so I spent extra money on juice and fresh fruit and immune support gummies.)
$1.09 to Dollar Tree for paper towels
6-22 through 6-27-16 Six days on the mountain with nothing to buy. Nothing spent.
6-28-16 Today I used the internet at the small-town mountain store, and bought ice there too. Total spent: $3.50
6-29 through 6-30-16 I closed the month out with Nothing spent.
Total spent for the month of June: $311.11
Finally, a month in which I spent a reasonable amount of money. It’s about time.