I haven’t been doing much shopping b/c we decided very last minute to go camping in Lancaster, PA and visit Brad’s grandmother. The week before our trip we spent almost $1700 between the vet and putting new tires on our van. We know we needed tires, but didn’t know how bad they were. We ended up overpaying at Sears b/c we needed it done on a Saturday evening so we could leave Monday morning. We also spent almost $900 at the vet b/c both of our puppies got Parvo. I know most of you wouldn’t have spent that much. If we had know how deep we would get at the vet we would have made some different choices.
Anyway what’s done is done! Now it is time to regroup and get back on track. I am going to try and cut back on our groceries a bit to save money. I think it is very doable b/c our garden is looking beautiful and our 17cu ft chest freezer is bursting…literally. Even after intentionally taking 90% of our food with us camping it barely looks like we touched our stockpile. We have been averaging $700-$800 on groceries, health& beauty. My goal is maybe $500 or less.
I don’t know exactly but I feel a Dave Ramsey beans & rice diet coming on!