It seems to me that the harder I try to not spend money the less motivated I get to work on projects around the house. Perhaps it a combination of not spending money and the temperature being over 100 or maybe it is just that I don't have any urgent projects at the moment. My living arrangements are working out pretty well right now. Not perfect but comfortable.
I am doing very well on not going over my budget of $400 in June. Only a week and a half to go. $400 is the amount of variable expenses in my budget like gas and food. The others are fixed expenses and I can't do much about them unless I start cutting phone and internet service. If I am successful this will be the first month this year that I wasn't over budget. Sure, Jan. Feb. and Mar. were busy with my mobile home renovations and I did have separate money for that but it seems like once I start buying I go over budget in other budget categories as well. This is especially true for the grocery budget. The busier I am the less time I have to plan meals and cook. My food budget doubled during those months. Now I need to stay within budget for the next few months. Six more months will do nicely. Even better if I can get under-budget as I still owe myself around $300 from previous months.
So today the dogs woke me up at 5am. I fed them and tried in vain to get them to go back to sleep. Then I went to the RV and took a nice nap (How can I ever sell the RV? Where will I take my naps?). I had lunch, vacuumed the RV, colored my hair (I know I've waited too long to color my hair when co-workers comment on it being 'multi-colored'), sorted the mail, did some cooking and watched TV online. I can't say much progress was made but my normal chores got done.