>Mid Month Update

>Today was my last day in our Seattle office. For the next two days I will be working remotely as we have our office moved to Redmond.

This means that the hubs and I can’t carpool any more. I have budgeted in an extra $35 for the last two weeks of the month for gas for the hubs. I have not budgeted extra for myself even though the drive is an additional 11 miles each way. The hubs car get’s really good gas mileage so we “think” he will not have to fuel up every week and it will even out. We will see how it plays out.

Tomorrow I plan to get up at my regular time and work out to Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. A 20 minute killer workout. Friday morning it will be The Firm. Since I don’t have to commute those two days I plan to be on my work laptop by seven after a shower and walking the dog of course. This is all in preparation for next week when I hope to get up by 5:30 and do Jillian Michaels or 20 minutes of Wii Fit before a shower and heading off to work.

So far this month I am pretty on track for my budget. The numbers below represent what I have budgeted up to this point, not the entire month. I have paid all bills that were due by now and as far as coffee and groceries go…

Coffee – Budgeted $28 – Actual $26.02 ($1.98 under budget)
Groceries – Budgeted $100 – Actual $108.98 ($8.98 over budget)

We have had a few surprises this month. The hubs needed to take his car back in to get more service work done – $3400 which we had to use a credit card for. Not happy about that.

The dog had weepy eyes last weekend so I took him in to the vet and this is day five of his eye medication. That was an unexpected $111.41.

Our computer is not doing well so we have budgeted to get a laptop this month and place less on our credits cards. We will still have one card paid off as planned.

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4 responses to “>Mid Month Update

  1. >I swear, car repairs are enough to make me want to get a horse.

  2. >Nice article as for me. It would be great to read something more about that matter. Thanx for giving that material.Joan StepsenHi tech gadgets

  3. >Good luck with that 5:30 a.m. wake-up call!Beth of Salvage Studio

  4. >Jenn ~ no kidding! Too bad my backyard is not big enough for a horse!123 123 ~ Thanks!Beth ~ I didn't get up at 5:30 but I did get up at 6:30 and worked out Thursday morning! Not so much Friday morning.

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