Yes, today we get to see our grandkids. Yay!
In a couple of hours we'll be on a plane to Halifax...
820 kms (515 miles) from Ottawa to Halifax. Less than an hour and a half flight.
And, to make things even more special, today is grandson Cameron's 4th birthday! The last time we were with him on his birthday was the day he was born.
Okay, so back to our expense report.
Gasoline: During the month, we drove the motorhome quite a bit, and ended up in Las Vegas Nevada, where Sherman sits awaiting our return on April 14th. He's sitting there with pretty much a full tank of gas, so our gasoline expense for the month was fairly high at $285 CAD ($228 USD) . But this also includes some gas money spent over the last two weeks as we borrowed Ruth's father's vehicles and put some gas in them.
Propane: As with gas, we topped up the propane just before we got to Vegas because we left the fridge running. We spent $62 CAD ($50 USD) on propane for the month.
Groceries: A little lower than normal because we used up a lot of items in preparation for being away from the motorhome, and we also lived off Ruth's father's well stocked deep freeze (he could survive for months if there was a disaster of any sort!) while we were visiting for the last two weeks. So grocery expenses ended up at a very reasonable $289 CAD ($231 USD) for March.
Alcohol: Not bad, at $162 CAD ($132 USD). Most of that is from the stuff we bought right at the beginning of the month, and some of it is still sitting in the motorhome.
Miscellaneous: This category is almost always higher than we expect it to be! Not sure why we haven't quite got used to the fact that stuff just comes up, and that stuff gets lumped into this category. So, $282 CAD ($225 USD) last month. This includes $104 CAD ($80 USD) for our motorhome storage in Las Vegas, as well as the items we bought from Amazon and my nephews birthday gift.
Entertainment: Higher than normal, at $202 CAD ($162 USD). This includes meals out, and a couple of nights out with our friends while visiting in Ottawa.
Motorhome: Not much in the way of maintenance expenses last month. I bought a new filter for the air conditioner that we never use, and a replacement brake switch. Total of $36 CAD ($29 USD).
Travel: A total of $513 CAD ($410 USD) for flights for the both of us from Las Vegas to Ottawa and Ottawa to Halifax. Not bad.
So, at total of $1,874 CAD ($1,455 USD) for the month, which is pretty darn good considering it included the flights.
Oh, and we had a record month with our Amazon sales at $190 USD ($247 CAD). This is money that goes directly to our travel expenses so the more you shop at Amazon, the more exotic locales we will visit for you!
And yesterday we recorded our first two sales from our new Canadian affiliation with Amazon.ca, so that's going to help as well.
For our Canadian readers, anything you buy gives us credit...here's where you can shop...
And for our American friends, a great deal on a super lightweight travel medical kit. I'm buying one myself because for $10 it just makes sense...