I added up my expenditures for August. I knew it was going to be bad. My normal budgeted amount is $450. Since I haven't been able to stay within that level lately, I cut some money out of my mortgage plan and added $300 more a month. I was hoping to get some projects done and have extra money for unknown medical bills. Guess how much I spent this month? $1,200!!! Wow. A lot of that was because I went crazy with dog rescue and saved a bunch from the death list (like the husky pictured here). Another big amount was for gas. My doctor appointments were on the other side of town. And of course big electric bills and some splurges that seemed little at the time...oops.
I think I can still get back on track. I sent two foster dogs to new foster homes today where they will get more attention. I had seven dogs here for a few days. It was terribly crazy. I was stressed, the dogs were stressed, I haven't watched Hulu all week! I got a blister on my toe from all the dog walking but at least I lost some weight. I mean, who has time to eat when you have seven needy dogs?
I owe myself $700 now. Most of it from August and some of it carried over from before. My renter should show up with more rent money on Tuesday so hopefully I can get rid of some of my debt. Maybe I should start charging myself interest. Every time I start browsing the cookie aisle I can think about the 25% interest that I have to pay myself.
Tomorrow is the first day in our new office. I hope I remember where to go.