We spent a total of $1,343 in the month of March. Not bad, but a little higher than we planned partly because we pre-paid for Sherman's storage fees for the summer months. Also spent a little more for gasoline and toll roads. In fact, we were a little higher than we wanted to be in just about every category!
Gasoline: We put $132.90 worth of fuel in the little blue car this month, and then another $42.50 worth in Sherman just to freshen up his fuel supply! So a total of $175.40 for the month.
Toll Roads: Way over budget at $94.38, but what can we say, we just wanted to get home when we did that long drive from Puebla.
Groceries: A little high at $253.66, but we had to stock up on a few things when we arrived back to Sherman where the cupboards were bare!
Alcohol: A pretty average month, at $128.68.
Miscellaneous: At $287.65, this is mostly where we were overbudget. We lumped our summer storage fees for Sherman into here. Other larger expenses were internet ($42), dentist ($34) and grandson Cameron's birthday ($50).
Entertainment: The only category on budget! $93.03 on entertainment, and this is almost all meals out although we did spent $20 or so on Oaxaca sightseeing.
Overnight: $309.85. This was three weeks at Hacienda Contreras as well as a fairly expensive week in Oaxaca City ($161.85). This was our highest monthly expenses in this category since we were in Slovakia last August!
Overall, we're happy with the month. April will be probably over $1,000 due to fuel costs and stocking up on things for our time in Saskatchewan. And then May through September will be very cheap. Probably our cheapest summer ever!