July was not the greatest, though it was a month in which a number of periodic bills hit, including Frugalwoods-mobile‘s registration for the next two years, our quarterly (-ish as they seem to change the billing cycle with impunity) water bill, and pretty substantial home improvement materials. We also bore the brunt of the expenses for our snazzy new cost-saving seltzer system: a 20lb CO2 tank hooked up to our Sodastream (how-to post forthcoming, I promise!).
Additionally, we’ve needed to run the AC periodically–especially during the weekdays when Mr. FW and I are both at work and Frugal Hound is home alone. We can’t leave the windows open for safety reasons (our friend’s apartment was broken into through an open window) and we don’t want Frugal Hound to swelter. No frivolous spending (no entertainment, clothes, or meals out) this month, just the cost of doing business here at the ol’ Frugalwoods home.
|Mortgage & Escrow for Taxes & Insurance||$2,741.01||Our taxes increased, which is not so cool, but pretty unavoidable.|
|Costco||$298.08||Includes food staples, household goods, and dog food.|
|Groceries||$195.16||On the expensive side this month! Dang.|
|Water & Sewer||$179.24||Paid every 3 months.|
|Home Improvement Supplies||$152.11||Supplies for our exterior window trim replacement, concrete repair, front door frame painting, and shed demolition.|
|CO2 hook-ups for the new Seltzer Tank||$127.79||Mr. FW built a new cost-saving seltzer system using a 20lb tank of CO2 (how-to post forthcoming)!|
|Electric Bill||$73.02||About $20 higher than last month due to running the AC sporadically this month.|
|Seltzer canisters||$63.71||The last of our small canister purchases!|
|Frugalwoods-mobile Registration||$60.00||Paid once every two years.|
|Gas for Frugalwoods-mobile||$46.23||Pretty consistent month to month.|
|1 Box of Wine & 1 Case of Beer||$32.58||Not too shabby.|
|Digital photo storage||$5.00|