I've been spending a little too freely on the puppies. I finally sat down and totaled up the cost. $872. Wow, how did it get so high so fast? Now I get to figure out how to pay for it.
My tenants dropped off $900 in rent money today. They are still $400 behind but this is good progress. I am using $600 of that money to put towards my mortgage. That is what should have gone towards my extra July payment. I am skipping my extra payment for August and instead using the money to pay off my $1,000 medical bill and to pay off some of the puppy expenses. I am using $300 from my donation fund for the puppies also and it looks like I'll have to use September's donation fund too since I went a little crazy with the shopping.
So what does this do to my pay off timeline? Well, I am still at the 1 year and 3 month mark. Hopefully I will get back on track and make some progress next month.
But now I have another unexpected bill. The air conditioner in my RV broke last night at midnight. It wasn't so bad because it was around 75 last night. I had to put the cat in the mobile home in an adjoining room to the puppies. I'm glad I had that area already set up with a window air conditioner. Oh, and I got some help with my chainlink kennel finally so the puppies can come and go as they please but can't jump out.
When I got home from work today it was 104 inside the RV. My poor computer is cooking. I have all of the windows open and a box fan in the door. Maybe it will be cool enough to sleep around midnight. I could go sleep with the puppies and kitty next door in the mobile home but I'd rather have the quiet and comfort of my own bed. Tomorrow I will call the RV repairman. I hate to do it because of the $80 service call fee plus whatever he has to fix. I looked at the 10 day forecast to see if I could survive without AC but next week the low is only supposed to be 83. It will be hard to sleep. I need to either pay the price or sleep in the mobile home. Hmmm. I can be frugal in some areas but if it interferes with my sleep, I draw the line. Maybe it won't cost that much...I hope.