It looks like it's past time for my monthly financial report, which I've been putting off because I hate to look at it.
In May I bought pretty much all the camping gear I needed to be comfortable while taking my mini vacations away from the Arctic Fox, and it put a serious dent in my otherwise fairly frugal lifestyle. But I figure if it makes my life even more enjoyable, which is pretty hard to do, I'll just give it a try, and if it doesn't work out I'll have even more stuff to sell on eBay.
CAMPING--- O--- having a New Mexico annual Park pass, and staying at my daughter's house is responsible for that big zero.
TRUCK--- $76--- most of that is me fooling around with different snake oil concoctions in an effort to get my truck to pass Denver's emissions test next month.
FUEL--- $215--- I was traveling up from New Mexico to Denver.
TRAILER--- $193--- new tag for the trailer. Tag is the word government uses instead of what it really is, which is just another Tax.
GROCERY--- $185--- its low because I'm doing a lot of eating at my daughter's house, and very little grocery shopping.
EATOUT--- $16--- it's pretty apparent restaurants aren't getting rich on me.
UTILITIES--- $283--- my usual. Big phone bill, storage room and one tank of propane.
PERSONAL--- $1446--- here's where my financial situation goes down the tubes. That's a lot of money to spend and not even end up with a new motorcycle. But I was overcome with the thought of going places I can't go with the Arctic Fox and before I knew it Mucho Dinero had trickled through my normally sticky fingers. Far and away the most of that was spent on a fairly decent laptop to replace my outdated Sony laptop I carry in the truck. In fact all the other camping gear together didn't come anywhere near what I paid for the laptop, but I'm a computer addict and have admitted to it on numerous occasions.
HOBBYS--- O--- I didn't have any money left for hobbies after spending everything on my personal stuff.
MISCELLANEOUS---$9--- I need to cut back on all these miscellaneous expenses.
TOTAL EXPENSES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY--- $2423--- May was an expensive month, but hey, I had zero camping expenses and my groceries were almost half, so if I can just cut back on my miscellaneous costs next month won't be so bad.