We did end up making two purchases for the new house. I can imagine that this is only the beginning of that spending. . .
- Monday - 1/16
- $11.57 - tomatoes, lavash bread, lettuce & mini cucumbers at the produce stand
- $2.98 - the boys rented a movie on Amazon
- $30 - the boys got hair cuts
- Tuesday - 1/17
- Wednesday - 1/18
- Thursday - 1/19
- $280 - Nanny
- Friday - 1/20
- Saturday - 1/21
- $5.40 - the kids had lunch at Costco. M & I waited until we got home.
- $124.67 - groceries for the week. Included a three pack of deli meat (sandwiches), a brick of cheddar cheese, 2 packages of rolls as we keep running out through the week, a 6 pack of avocado, and all of our normal produce & dairy.
- -$70.50 - since it seems unlikely we will ski this season with the move, I returned one of the ski helmets we purchased, as well as a top that I bought right before Christmas & didn't need.
- Sunday - 1/22
- $2.49 - breadcrumbs. I thought I had some in the freezer from odds & ends of bread, but nope.
- $9.26 - produce stand: radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, mini cucumber.
- $44.97 - three fruit trees for the new house (pear, pomegranate, & plum). Can't wait to plant them! Now is the right time of the year. I know it will be quite some time before we see fruit, so I want to get them in as soon as possible.
- $216.99 - bar stools for the house (found ones that matched what we needed at Costco)
We also had an appraisal on the house ($1185), a credit report fee ($22.60) & a year's homeowners insurance policy ($1515). I won't count that in the above, as I only count non home/auto spending. I don't count fixed bills like utilities, mortgage payments, etc. However, those big outlays were why we are so focused on keeping our expenses in check!
Total spent = $657.83
What about you? Did you track your spending for the week? How did you do?