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April Recap

May 1st, 2015 at 07:58 pm

Last month turned out not to be as terrible as expected despite medical and dental bills.

And then, guess what? We got a check from D's insurance company today to reimburse part of the dental bill (it was $120.80 - not bad!).

Even without that check (which will go in this month's accounting) and despite the fact that we spent 17% more than this month last year (medical bills), we spent $269 less than we made. We saved about 1% more than this month last year, too.

So, overall a successful month.

The bad news is that I was working so hard today I didn't go to the bank to deposit my gym money. Which means I didn't get the bank popcorn, which was supposed to be F's after-school snack. So I had to buy her crisps. And we forgot to refill her water bottle at school (which she needed for soccer) so we had to buy water. And I was working so hard all day that I was craving a candy bar. Total at our mini-mart stop: $5.26. Not terrible. And I got a lot of work done, so my disorganization today in everything else was worth it.

- soccer game
- another soccer game
- evening circus performance (F's best friend is in it so we got free tickets!)

5 Responses to “April Recap”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Nice reimbursement!

  2. snafu Says:

    $ 120.80, insurance reimbursement reduces you planned squeeze, yahoo.

    Your post threw me back down memory lane when DS1 had early AM hockey practice followed by a hockey game at another rink or arena in the afternoon and younger DS2 had swimming lesson and practice at an indoor pool near home. It was complicated because I had team mates as well which made for a noisy van. I was terrified I'd drop the hockey kids at the arena with swim bags and DS2 at the pool with hockey gear.

    I wonder if DD would be willing to take on the responsibility of taking her water and snack to the car 1st thing in the AM as she leaves for school on soccer game days. That was my solution for sports bags, each guy was responsible for their own stuff.

  3. snafu Says:

    I'm too lazy to make breakfast bars to keep in the car, but find our own version of trail mix in zip, snack size bags are fun and cost efficient. I use cereal like Cheerios, raisins, nuts, dried apricot snipped into bits, hulled sunflower seeds and Smarty type candy bits {DH's favorite] The mix can be anything DD likes and will eat in whatever ratio you find acceptable.

  4. Buendia Says:

    I like the idea of having stuff in the car - going to the store today, so I'm going to pick some stuff up!

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad your month turned out better than expected.

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