We had a pretty cheap month in January, only spending a total of $1,067. It's a good thing because for some reason our adsense didn't have a great month, with not nearly as many people visiting our advertisers, even though we had an increase in visitors.
We always hope for an adsense month that's over $100 because then we get paid for it the next month. In January, we only had $70.65, so we won't get that money until towards the end of March.
It's tough to figure out why more people don't visit the ads. They don't cost anything to visit, and one can almost always see something that might be interesting. They're all prescreened by Google, so there's no worry about viruses either. I find that people tend to visit more of them at the beginning of the month, and then interest drops throughout the month.
As for expenses, we didn't move around much in January, so we only spent $84.75 on fuel. This will be a fair bit higher in February though as we need to get closer to the Texas border before the end of the month.
We spent $19 on propane.
We spent $367 on groceries, but we had Alex with us for the first two weeks of the month, plus we only stocked up again a couple of days ago.
We spent $162 on booze, but again, we only stocked up the other day so February should be low in that department.
$167 on "miscellaneous". This category has always surprised us, the little things really do add up over a month. These items ranged from sunscreen, to taxis, to our monthly $42 or so for internet.
We spent $78 on entertainment for the month. This includes any meals out.
And $188 in overnight costs which is still a little higher than we'd like it to be, but not bad.