Since I had so many receipts from the rental remodel job, I decided to print out my last 2 credit card statements and add up the Home Depot and Lowe's purchases. Adding in the $2,000 on my Home Depot credit card plus the checks I wrote, the total came to $5,600. That doesn't include the utilities since I don't have all the bills for those yet. And there are a few things that I paid cash for (the house cleaner for one) that I am still remembering. With all of those things I will have spent a little over $6,000 which is ok because that is close to the $5,800 that I had budgeted.
At least now the outgoing flow of money has ended and my bank account is slowly filling again. This month I will have $683 to spend on either the mortgage or the Home Depot bill. I haven't decided where to put it yet. I am still hoping that the house gets rented so that I have even more money to put towards both of them but I am trying not to count my chickens before they hatch as the saying goes.