Again, spending more than we wanted to, with August coming in at $1,747. But, the majority of the extra was split between vet bills for Whiskey and renovations for Sherman.
We still spent $162 on gasoline in the little car, even though we feel like we didn't go anywhere! Keeping in mind that we are paying the equivalent of U.S. $4.91 per gallon here.
Didn't have to buy any propane since Sherman has been sitting plugged in and so the fridge ran on electric all month. And of course we did all cooking in the house so Sherman's propane tank is still full.
Spent $153 on alcohol, which isn't very much booze when you consider how expensive it is here in overtaxed Canada.
Spent $177 on groceries, but we had stocked up on a lot of items before coming into Canada. Plus, Ruth's Dad has a full size freezer that is now a little emptier than it was when we arrived!
Spent $758 on miscellaneous. This category is almost always higher than we'd like it to be. Something always seems to come up. August was more vet bills for Whiskey. Plus, we renewed our passports and that alone was $174. Plus passport photos, and parking downtown, etc etc. It just all adds up. Plus, of course everything we buy here in Ontario is subject to 13% sales tax.
$91 on entertainment. This includes meals out. We always do pretty good in this category and seem to be able to fully enjoy our lives without spending money.
And, $405 on Sherman. But this was all the renovations and repairs. Imagine what it would have cost had we paid someone to do the work!
September will probably be more than August, with the majority of expense being gasoline for our trip down to Mexico. We leave in 5 days!