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April Recap

April 30th, 2021 at 08:56 pm

This is the last day of April, but I won't do any spending today, so I totalled up my spending for the month:

Housing: $795

Car Repair/Maintenance: $250

Vet/Pet Supplies: $212

Utilities: $186

Home Repair/Maintenance: $142

Groceries: $129

Furnishings/Equipment/Decor: $88

Medical/Health: $73

Phone: $52

Eating Out/Takeout: $48

Fees/Services: $40

Gas: $23

Gifts/Charity: $20

Entertainment: $16

Laundry: $16

Personal: $6

Household Supplies: $3

Vacation/Travel: $1

Grand Total: $2101

Variables: 113%


Car repair was the $250 deductible to have the windshield replaced.

Pet supplies were cat food, dry and wet, three bags of fluids, 12 needles, 3 bags of cat litter pellets and 6 bags of cat litter pads (for Breeze system).  Iggy was rather expensive this month, but I'm glad he's still around.

Home repair was the replacement/adjustment of locks and new keys.

Furnishings/Equipment/Decor - two phone chargers, some secondhand kitchen stuff, organizers.

Medical/Health - Shingles shot and my medical premium

Fees/Services - Replenishment of my tollway pass

Nothing else really needs explaining -- except the $1 for travel.  That was a tip on my short Uber ride trial.  The ride itself came out of a debit card account that has already been logged.  I saw afterwards that I could have put the tip on my Uber account, but not until I was already handing him the cash.


I was surprised this morning by a call from the locksmith.  The technician who was sent to my house on Wednesday has tested positive for COVID.  I wasn't too concerned, since I am fully vaccinated, but with my trip coming up so soon I was a little worried about possible transmission.  I messaged my doctor and he recommended getting a pretravel test at Immediate Care.  But he was pretty sure there was little likelihood I have the disease.

I'm going to do that tomorrow.

3 Responses to “April Recap”

  1. Lots of Ideas Says:

    Perhaps we can encourage vaccinations by requesting that any service people sent to our homes be vaccinated.

    Not implying you should have - I never would have thought of it - but as vaccines become available, I think we have the right to protect ourselves.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I think we need to do anything we can to encourage vaccinations!

  3. Dido Says:

    Good luck with the COVID test. I hope you are ok. I had to do that last month when one of my co-workers ended up with the virus.

    I am very glad to see that Iggy is still around.

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