But before we get to that...it's now August. That means we can say "next month we're outta here!"
Not that we're counting the days or anything. Well, actually we are!
Okay, so July wasn't anything out of the ordinary except for the airfare tickets we bought to go from Ottawa to Halifax in October. Oh, and although we bought a camera in July, we don't pay for it until this month and we only expense things as we actually pay for them. So August will be a little higher because of that.
Our total expenses for the month of July came to $1,052. Here's how it all broke down...
Gasoline: That weekly trip to the big city of Prince Albert starts to add up, even in the little blue car. We spent $60 in gas last month, although $20 was only yesterday so hopefully August will be back down to $40. Gasoline right now is $1.259 per litre. Taking into account the current exchange rate, that's around $4.62 U.S. per gallon.
Groceries: A little more back to earth in July. After spending $521 in April, $626 in May, and $490 in June I guess some of the stocking up we did is starting to average out. We spent $458 on groceries in July. Hopefully we can keep around that in August and then September should be lower as we try and use up everything we've got before we leave.
Alcohol: Nope. Nothing. Didn't buy any booze all month.
Miscellaneous: Not bad, at $216.52. Considering our fixed expenses of internet ($115.50) and car insurance ($75), that's about as good as it gets. August will be higher because this is the category our new camera will fall into.
Entertainment: $3.78. Ha! I always laugh at this. That was for a half a Subway sandwich when I went into Prince Albert one day. All meals out go in to this category. We spend less in this category than people on welfare. I'm sure of it. Although, our internet expense is really our only entertainment.
Travel: This is where we expense anything like bus, plane or train fares. Obviously haven't had any of them lately while we're here working at the campground, but we did purchase our plane tickets to fly from Ottawa to Halifax in October because the price was too good to pass up. $157 each, so $314 in this category.
Total of $1,052. Including the new camera, August should be about the same.