these two pictures are the last of my Elephant Butte pictures and I figured I would show these in lieu of a picture of the Walmart parking lot I'm boondocked in.
I eased on up the road this morning after dumping my tanks, which by the way is my favorite thing to do in the morning before breakfast, and got to the Walmart in Socorro New Mexico before a lot of the overnight RVers had left. So I had to park in a regular parking spot for about an hour before a nice place on the outskirts of the parking lot became available.
It was pretty windy this morning even though I left kind of early, but fortunately it was a SSW wind and I was heading due North so I had a smooth quiet ride.
Today being the first day of the month it's time to post my expenses for the month of April, so as Jackie Gleason used to say, as if anybody remembers Jackie Gleason...And awaaaay we go.
CAMPING---- $247 $225 of that was for my New Mexico annual parks pass.
TRUCK--- $500 $496 of that was for a truck and trailer insurance payment. Technically I know I should break down the payment and put the trailer part of it in trailer expenses, but I'm too lazy and don't care.
FUEL--- $179 I get 10 miles a gallon pulling the Arctic Fox so I don't go very far for $179.
TRAILER--- $6 nothing broke, What can I say.
GROCERY--- $264 I think if I ate more healthy, and stopped buying expensive snacks I wouldn't spend so much on food. But remember what I said before, if I buy a pack of socks, or some toothpaste, if it's on my Walmart receipt it goes in groceries.
EATOUT--- $22 I'm mostly over my fear of catching the flu while being around crowds, but for the most part I just don't eat out very much.
UTILITIES--- $285 it's still hard for me to believe my utilities cost that much but $183 of it is my Verizon unlimited phone bill, and $75 for my storage room
PERSONAL--- $26 I guess I don't spend very much on myself...... until I want a new motorcycle.
HOBBYS--- $154 I bought a new software for my computer. I consider playing on the computer a hobby because I don't have a column on my expense sheet labeled addictions.
MISCELLANEOUS--- $21 and I have no idea what that was for.
TOTAL EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH--- $1,704
I know that still sounds like a lot of money for someone that doesn't even live in a house. But I actually don't cut corners, or try to hold myself to a strict budget, because I'm not living the way I do to live an austere life, I'm living like this for the sheer joy of it, and after all, what is a peaceful stress-free life worth?
I can't make up my mind if I like this picture or not, it's either very artsy or just way too blue. But it was either this or a Walmart parking lot picture. I know, I know, I should've taken a picture of the parking lot.