November was actually a pretty good month, with one exception. Our regular readers will remember back in September when 20 year old cat Molly was sick and had an emergency visit to the vet. Well we finally got around to reimbursing my sister for some of the expenses and so that got lumped into November's bills.
Other than that, November was pretty much on target. We spent a total of $1,636.98, and that includes the $611 vet bill.
Gas: $125.54 on gasoline for the month. Most of that was getting us from Oklahoma City where we finished off October, down here to Hacienda Contreras. As an aside, our total gasoline cost for the whole trip from Ottawa, Canada to here was $292.38...not bad for 4,843 kms (3,002 miles)! Way to go, little blue car!
Toll roads: We did stick to the toll roads when possible, and spent $28.40 driving on them.
Propane: Sherman's propane tank was pretty near empty and it cost $33.44 to have it filled up. That was for 65 litres (17.2 gallons) which is actually pretty reasonable.
Grocery: Sherman's cupboards were also empty, so we had a lot of stocking up to do. Even so, our grocery bill for the month was only $337.04. Not bad, and now that we're stocked up it should get back under $200 a month for the balance of our time here in Mexico.
Alcohol: Back to normal, with reasonable booze prices in both the U.S. and Mexico. $132.69, which is about average for us.
Misc: Total of $777.08, and that includes the $611 vet bill. Molly seems back to normal for a 20 year old cat, so that's the upside to that whole story.
Motorhome Maintenance: Sherman has cost us very little money over the past year. In fact, we have spent under $100 on Sherman and that includes the $21.60 we just spent on new front brake pads. It helps to be able to do your own maintenance! So, for the month of November, $21.60.
Entertainment: We try and spend a maximum of $100 a month in this category, and November came in at $106.19. This was pretty much all for meals out.
Overnight: $75 for a rip off motel in Laredo, Texas. I hate to say "never again" but given the circumstances it was our best option at the time. We also owe Barb and Sal for our campground expenses and some storage for Sherman but that will get listed in December's expenses when we pay for those items.
So, a total of $1,636.98. Not bad, considering the $611 vet bill. The next four months will all be well under $1,000 a month though!