Monday, May 2, 2011
Here Endeth April - One Hell of a Month!!
Holy Hannah folks! April was an expensive month for us; however, it was filled with family gatherings, several restaurant meals, art buying sprees, Easter, our anniversary and the re-opening of the trailer. It was also the month of the lower than usual tax refund, but we made it through!
This month I've included $100 for entertainment in my budget with $$ gained from lower utility bills and lower line of credit interest payments as the principal decreases. As I'm no longer contributing to RSPs I've diverted that money towards saving up the annual trailer fee and property tax/insurance for my house in PEI. I won't be getting any more large tax refunds so it's important that I save up ahead of time for those annual bills.
Now that the trailer is open I can see that it will become much more of a challenge to stick to my budget. Going to the trailer usually includes a couple of nice steaks and a bottle or two of wine, not to mention a shot or two of single malt while sitting cosily around the firepit...oh yes, and the cost of firewood! Oh well, I'm always up for a challenge! Oops, forgot about the cost of all the extra gas to drive back and forth! I guess this is why I have the trailer up for sale. I'd love to keep it but really, maintaining three different properties is a bit much on one income.
Well, we'll see how it goes...I always find it harder to stick to a budget when summertime comes and "the living is easy"...
Which version of this song do you like the best (there are so many!) but for me no one tops Janis!