This is my last post for a couple of weeks–the boys and I are headed off on a family vacation.
I’m not a very consistent blogger. The last time I posted goals, it was for April. (I met them, too, so yay me.)
But it’s time to make some again, I think. We’ve been busy exploring Denver, getting settled into our new city, and getting used to shopping for and cooking all our own food now that we no longer live on a boarding school campus with dining hall access; now that we’ve been here two months, I think we can be a little more systematic.
So here’s what I have in mind for August:
Income: Earn $250 more than I will be paying for part-time daycare, or $670 total. That’s a low month for me, but I’ll be on vacation for almost two weeks.
Spending: Make the Costco food and the tank of gas last the whole month. I miscalculated some of our staples and wound up at Costco twice in July and the result was a whopping $730 grocery bill for the month! (But also a freezer full of cheese, beef, etc., so August’s food bill should be very low indeed.)
Budgeting: Continue to track our spending with the goal of developing a realistic budget for our new life in Denver.
Lifestyle Adjustments: Potty-train Little Brother. This will save on the disposable diapers he wears to daycare and the electricity to run the washer and dryer. (90 minutes every other day! Yikes!)
Other: Read four books, arrange for a volunteer position at the public library, and sell our spare baby gate and monitor for spare cash.
What are you up to this last month of summer?