There are four people in our family, so we are making 360 meals/month. Our employer will cover 40 meals/month (20 per person, given an average month), which is just over 10%. I'm thrilled that we get a free lunch every day, but it will likely make only a small dent in the food budget.
Because I've never done the math before, I also calculated how much we're spending on each meal. Given our approximate grocery budget of $600/month, we're spending around $1.66 per person/per meal. Does that fall within the normal range? I really have no idea. I haven't taken the time to calculate how many meals out we ate, & deducting that from the number of meals we actually prepared. September is probably not the best month to run that calculation anyway, as we were staying in a hotel& living out of boxes for over a week. Maybe that's something I'll tackle next month.
And, on to today. M is back in Seattle to meet with a couple of property management companies about renting the house, as well as reviewing the final work on the remodel (and paying our contractor). It was substantially more than we originally budgeted. *shivers*
Here's what I need to get done today:
- Soccer game this morning. Go team! :-)
- Go for a walk in the sunshine with the kids.
- Do my arm exercises.
- Change my email address on a few bills
- Hit up Home Depot or a nursery for some fall vegetable plants
- Work in the yard.
- Make 3 freezer dinners.
- Bake bread.
What are you up to today? How is the weather in your area? It's cold but clear this morning, & should be 75 or so this afternoon.