Spent the month on a mooring
in Marathon/Boot Key. Planning to head
over to the Bahamas
in next week or so, which means we have been stocking up. It was Christmas
in this month so there are grifts involved and I tried to account for money
we spent and gifts we received on each other and categorize them and only use “Gifts” for money
we spent over that.
General living - Grocery, beer
, supply runs, sundries, clothes, “other” etc. for the month were high as we stocked the panty and have months of food
on the boat
costs were fairly low. Got some general type of stuff like oil
and the biggest part of boat cost was replacing/upgrading the galley
Dining out and entertainment costs were normal range with get togethers with our fellow boat scum and Happy Hours off the boat in general.
Entertainment was a few movie
rentals, kindle books
, online streaming subscription and the biggest part was a new Chromebook.
Communication was cell phones with internet
Marina cost was a month at Boot Key/Marathon.
Medical/dental was just a copay and parking charge to go have the heart guy tell me I’m fat.
Transportation costs were gas and tolls for the car, plus we sold
our car so ended up with a big credit amount this month. This whole buy a car and later sell it experiment
appears to have worked out. In the past 12 months we spent $3086 on transportation and the 12 months prior to that we spent $3373. So, it was a savings to have the car plus the massive convenience. But I only did this because the virus had us stuck in one place for 6 months.
The total expenses were $ 2,072.91, which is among our lowest due to selling the car and would have been around $4400 otherwise. Cost breakdown as follows for planners and hecklers and spreadsheet attached:
General Living - Food
, soda, alcohol, clothing
, sundries, other - $ 1,845.17
Boat costs - upgrades, repairs
- $ 248.42
(diesel, gas, propane) - $ 50.34
Dining and drinking out - $ 397.95
Entertainment - $ 382.04
- $ 147.62
– $ -48.81
Marina - $ 348.30
- $ 0
- $ 13.00
Transportation and travel - $ -2,196.74
Gifts - $ 463.72
- $ 0
- $ 0
- $ 409