One of the entrances to one of the many halls and exhibition areas that are here at the Pima County Fairgrounds.
Since I haven't put up a monthly expense sheet for a while I figured it was about time so this is my expenses for the month of March.
Camping--- $128--- all of that came in the last five days of the month, so I boondocked for 26 days in March.
Truck --- $49 --- that was the cost of three cans of Flat Fix, and the tire repair. One can was because I couldn't find the can I normally carry, and two cans were to replace the one that I used.
Fuel --- $80--- most of the month was simply running around Ajo, so I didn't do much traveling.
Trailer --- $34--- A lot of that was for an adapter I had to buy so my 30 amp trailer plug would plug into the 50 amp shore power at the Pima County Fairground. I have several different adapters but I have never in my life run into an RV Park that only had 50 amp plugs on the shore power pedestal. So now I own an expensive adapter I'll probably never use again.
Grocery--- $371--- that's a bit higher than normal but that's what happens when you stay in a tiny town like Ajo Arizona that has one grocery store and the closest real store is about 50 miles away, things cost a lot more. But despite that I liked Ajo and I'm sure I'll go back again.
Eat Out--- $11--- that would be my trip to Popeyes the day I got to the Pima County Fairgrounds. I do love their red beans and rice.
Utilities--- $320 --- utilities continue to be one of my largest expenses. And that is mostly attributable to my Verizon cell phone bill, and my Mifi bill. When I get back to Denver this summer I'm going to give some serious thought about what to do with my cell phone bill to lower it substantially. By then I should have enough information to know what I need and what I can live without.
Personal – – – 0 – – – not much going on in my personal life.
Hobbys – – – $35 – – – that was the cost of the Harmonica I bought off Amazon. It's a very nice, and highly recommended harmonica that's easy for beginners like me to learn to play, so I was extremely disappointed to find out that this harmonica only makes loud screeching noises and doesn't sound anything like the harmonicas I see people playing on YouTube, maybe I should have bought the professional model because so far the only thing good about this one is it keeps other RVs from parking to close to me.
Miscellaneous – – –0 – – – My biggest financial savings every month is in the miscellaneous column. I've found it easy and painless to save money by putting miscellaneous expenses in other columns which saves me hundreds of dollars a month on miscellaneous expenses. This is working so well I'm considering putting my outrageous utilities expense in another column which will save me at least $300 a month on utilities. This is the perfect way of saving large amounts of money every month without the pain-and-suffering of doing without things you really, really want.
Total Expenses for the Month
I figure anytime my expenses are around $1000 a month I'm doing pretty good. But think of the money I could save if I didn't have a cell phone and I didn't buy any groceries, I would be rich!
The office where you check into the RV Park.
Propane refills right next to the Park office. They refill from 9 to 5 seven days a week.