I think I do this every year. This time of year I have usually spent more than I have budgeted but it doesn't seem to bother me because for some reason I still have money in my bank account. I am surprised by this extra money and wonder how I got such a surplus. Then one day I check the mail and I remember what that money is for...property taxes!
Yes, I got my property tax bills today. The property that I am living on is actually 2 separate pieces. One has a $500 property tax bill. The other has a $1,000 bill. Right now I am over budget approximately $800 so I seem to be a little short on cash for these bills. The good news is that I have until December (I think) to pay them in full or I can pay half now and half later. I am kind of bummed that I didn't really have a surplus. I thought I had a magic bank account. My budget is so automatic that I totally forget that I set aside money monthly for those yearly expenses like property tax, RV insurance, car insurance (well, that one is every 6 months).
It's a little disappointing that my cushion is going away but maybe that will help me remember to stick to my budget! Negative $800 is not a good place to be.