The time has come this month for me to let everyone know where all my money went in June. Oddly enough it doesn't really bother me to let everyone else know where my money went, I just don't like to look at it myself. I think I feel that looking at where my money goes takes away some of my freedom to live the way I want because I second-guess myself when I look at what I spent money on and feel that maybe I shouldn't have bought that. But spending a few bucks on what I want, when I want, is one of the hallmarks of being free.
Camping....$20.... This was a few days of camping in national forest campsites in and near Tincup. It's also half-price because of my geezer pass.
Truck....$19.… I'm still putting snake oil in the fuel tank to hopefully get me through Denver's emission test.
Fuel....$145.… This is predominantly going on two camping trips to the mountains.
Trailer.…$30.… I can't remember what this was for and for some reason I didn't put a note in my spreadsheet to remind me.
Groceries....$141.… This is about half of what I would normally spend because I'm mostly eating at my daughter's house, which means I'm putting on weight which I will quickly lose when I start eating my own cooking this winter.
Eat out....$54.... A lot of this was eating at restaurants while I was camping. This sounds like a lot but it's still cheaper than going to the emergency room after eating my own camping food.
Utilities....$294.... This is always about the same. Storage room, phone bill, tank of propane, yada yada.
Personal....$35.... This is for a folding camping chair that I bought from Walmart. I bought it mostly for camping, but now I can no longer say I'm the only RVer in America without a folding camp chair.
Hobbies.... $719.... Since collecting guns was my hobby I figured that selling them would also have to be considered a part of that hobby so this is the various fees and cost associated with selling a few of my guns.
Miscellaneous.... $1.... I don't know how I ended up with one dollar of miscellaneous expenses. It seems like I should get rid of the miscellaneous column and put that expense somewhere else.
Total expense for the month is...... $1458.… It helps a tremendous amount to be living in my daughter's yard in the summer. I have almost no camping fees, and my grocery bills are half. Now if I could just find somebody else's yard to live in during the winter.