Wow. I don’t think our graph has ever looked anything like this before!
Let’s get stuck in.
Bus – Right on track.
Car maintenance – It was karma. T gave me such a hard time about running the battery flat and denting the car all in one day, the next week he took out one of the front headlights. Boom, $80 for a replacement.
Clothes – $67.50 for drycleaning our winter coats, plus a couple of singlets for him.
Dining out – Yikes. There was a big Mexican dinner out. T’s birthday. And a few too many of those $10 here, $10 there fast food purchases that added up.
Entertainment – Tickets to food festival Taste of New Zealand, plus to Coro Gold for New Year’s.
Food and groceries – Feeling pretty good about this, especially considering the ridiculously expensive ingredients we bought in the first week for a dinner party. Win.
Health – Dentist checkup and clean.
Holidays and events – Food and booze for a party celebrating three birthdays in T’s family at once.
Motorbike – Petrol plus $500 odd in tuneups and new parts.
Tax – I owed tax. I’ve paid it. Let’s move on.
T fun – Too high. Grr.
T lunch – Lunches are always tricky. I make him some, which on some days aren’t enough for him, or on others, he simply won’t touch. That food goes uneaten for days, or not at all. Talk about wasteful. And he still ends up spending money on lunches. This month we went back to a straight lunch allowance, like we used to do in the old days.
Utilities – Same as always.
Vehicle – $287 was for a year’s registration. Otherwise, not too bad on petrol considering it was a five-week month.