Quarter 3 2007 Expenses - Full Timing in Truck Camper

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Expenses for Quarter 3 - Living Full Time in the Truck Camper and Volunteering at Prince William Forest Park on a Full-Time Basis.

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Some of these expenses will be high, because we were fully enjoying being at the park, and therefore had a few parties in the beginning of the Quarter, which explains the food category, Sasha is working 50 miles away from work, so commuting 100 miles round trip is in the Transportation costs, but that starts to go down by September, as he was able to work remotely. I also have Utilities in here only to show what we are not paying anymore! We had to get propane in September - we had gone almost a full year without filling up. I'm sure that will not be the case next year, but who knows?

Note: F1 means what life energy we are spending for these amounts (remember, this is a three month period.) We figured out the life energy based on "Your Money or Your Life" book, I put it on the side so you can see it. Although I did not put the other parts of the book here - F2 -whether the cost was worth it to you, F3 - will you be spending the same amount next time, and F4 - is it part of your life goal, obviously some things are worth it to us, and some are not. 
 

Categories

Things Bought

 Amount

FI 1

Food

Food & Household

1,094.63

57.58

 

Farmers Market

60.50

 

 

Meals to Go

477.02

25.09

Clothing

Laura

62.94

3.31

 Shelter

Property Taxes

 605.67

31.86

Utilities

Lawn Care

                    -  

0.00

 

Washington Gas

                    -  

0.00

 

Virginia Power

                    -  

0.00

 

Verizon Phone/DSL

                    -  

0.00

 

HOA

                    -  

0.00

 

Water/Sewer

                    -  

0.00

 

Wood

                    -  

 

 

Propane

35.00

 

 Household Maintenance

Bathroom Supplies

8.37

0.44

 

Services

43.25

2.28

Transportation

Gas

537.77

28.29

 

Diesel

157.94

8.31

 

Maintenance

1,045.53

55.00

Communication

Postage

7.50

0.39

 

Cell Phone

148.99

7.84

Health

Insurance

402.00

21.15

 

Other

515.36

27.11

Recreation

Books/CDs

45.35

2.39

 

Fun Stuff

208.60

10.97

Gifts & Donations

Charity

0.50

0.03

 

Gifts

11.37

0.60

 Interest & Bank Charges

Cost of Amex

19.96

 1.05

Losses

Shortfalls

300.00

 15.78

Camper Stuff

Equipment

12.59

0.66

Trailer Stuff

Equipment

108.92

5.73

StT Work

Marketing

5.99

0.32

 

Postage

63.58

3.34

 

client Wolfnet

123.00

6.47

Total Spent

 

6,102.32

321.01

As you can see, Transportation has gone up, and the Maintenance was my Saturn had a 75,000 mile tune-up, plus we paid insurance for the truck and Saturn. Also, in Virginia, we pay property tax even though there is no house, it is our vehicles and the trailer counts as a vehicle.

My cell phone was getting expensive, so by the next quarter, you will see how it has gone down. The losses/shortfalls are only because we took money out, and that is where I place it, to have cash somewhere. It just means we had extra cash in our pockets at the end of the month. Or not.

Of course, as I am getting close to the magically number of 4 - 0 (can not put those numbers together, too scary to contemplate), my health insurance goes up about $3 per month. At least I am healthy now. The other was for Sasha, for dental work, unfortunately, we had blown through the FSA (Flexible Savings Account - extras for health) that Sasha had through work, so we had to pay out of pocket. I hope someday that health companies would realize $1,000 does not usually cover everything you need to do to prevent problems of your teeth. The mouth is so important - it leads to everything else.  

We went to a concert in September, so in one night, we spent almost $100, not something we would do very often. The concert was OK, but I don't think I'll be doing that again soon.  

You can see how the company expenses are down; I had sent out letters to my clients to let them know that I was closing the business. I would ultimately shut it down fully in October.

Next quarter, we lived in the truck camper for October, then in a cabin for November and December. I expect the expenses to REALLY go down as we do not spend anything on utilities, not much on phone, and I am working hard to learn how to cook, sew (mend really), and other household things.  So Check out Next Quarter: Expenses_Q4.