While I am out walking, I sometimes stop at Walgreens, which is only a few blocks away. Today I stopped and picked up some coffee creamer, as well as some facial serum -- altogether it was $26. As I said in a comment, Aldi was clean out of creamer last week, and I substituted half & half -- but since I am lactose intolerant it's kind of a pain to have to take a dairy pill with each cup. And I don't really like the taste. So I popped into Walgreens to see if they had creamer -- yes! And while I was there I bought serum since I am almost out.
I'll use the half & half in cream soup or something like that. With a dairy pill of course.
I got an email this morning informing me that I had underpaid the assessment fee. I was aware that a 3% hike was coming, but I guess I assumed I would get a warning to change my automatic payment. The payment went through at the old amount. Luckily, it was easy to pay the difference online, and then edit my payment amount going forward. So no harm done.
It's been a quiet month financially. With only a week and two days to go, variables are at 37%.