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Pay Day & February Recap

February 28th, 2018 at 05:57 am

It's pay day. Hooray! The deposit is still pending, so I'll wait before I transfer money.

My February recap:

I spent 99% of my variables budget. But it was an expensive month.

Housing: $1105 (because of double assessment fee)

Taxes: $911 (combination of property tax and state income tax)

Vacation $395 (includes double payment of $85 ground transportation to O'Hare)

Utilities: $251 (double electric and gas)

Vet/Pet Supplies: $234 (includes $150 for euthanasia and cremation costs Frown

Medical/Health: $95 (includes $50 copay to kidney doctor)

Gifts/Charity: $85 (includes son's birthday)

Fees/Services: $76 (tax prep fees)

Phone: $52

Personal: $43 (includes haircut)

Gas: $42

Entertainment: $37 (Oscar movie week)

Groceries: $35 (How about that!)

Eating Out: $30 (And how about that!)

Laundry: $15

Furnishings/Equipment/Decor: $12

Household Supplies: $7

Car Maintenance: $16

Fares/Parking: $1

Grand Total: $3432

Such a short month, but so many expenses. I'm ready for a March reboot.

Today I'm going downtown to spend the day at the Art Institute with my friend K. It may be our last get-together before she moves to Minnesota. I'm sure we will go out to lunch, and it may be a nice one.

I also need to get on the stick and mail a wedding gift ($100 check) to my cousin. I don't know what to get him; I assume cash will be appreciated.

It's weird to have a morning without Mystery. I'm not sure whether Iggy has noticed her absence yet; so far he seems just like usual. I'm not planning to adopt a companion for him unless I think he is feeling anxiety. He may just be happy to be the only cat, king of all he surveys!

2 Responses to “Pay Day & February Recap”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Looks like you got a lot for what you spent.

    I'm sure your cousin will appreciate the wedding gift. Right size, right color. Smile
    Our pay day is tomorrow. Woo hoo!

    Have fun with your friend at the Art Institute.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Our cat didn't seem to notice or care that our cat died. She is definitely less active since the other one is no longer chasing her around. I still think about our cat that died. They are a constant in our everyday lives it's not easy to forget them, nor should we.

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