My debit card got a bit more exercise than usual this past week, most of it related to my car. The car is fine, it was just in for a check-up. I didn’t get up to much exciting this week – I spent most of the weekend outside because it was 20 C and sunny! I gave the inside of my car a very thorough cleaning, finally getting rid of the salt stains in the carpet and vacuuming every nook and cranny. It looks like new car again, but does smell like a chip wagon. More on that later, and onto my spending:
Monday April 4
No spend day!
Tuesday April 5
No spend day!
Wednesday April 6
-$54.33 for desperately needed hair cut. Good news, my bangs aren’t trying to poke my eyes out anymore.
Thursday April 7
-$126.24 Car insurance
+$80.00 Cash deposit into my chequeing account (my sister repaid me for a couple things I picked up for her).
Friday April 8
-$53.25 Gas – I really hope gas prices go down soon.
Saturday April 9
-$252.66 Service for the car.
-$9.03 Shampoo especially made for removing salt that didn’t work at all. What a waste. I did find something that does work though – double-strength vinegar. The stuff is amazing! It cleared up the salt (2 winters worth) with just a bit a scrubbing. I was amazed. A couple days later, my car still smells like a bag of salt and vinegar chips, but the inside of my car looks brand new again.
Sunday April 10
-$39.55 paid the cell phone bill.
Total Spending: $535.06 Yup, a bit of an expensive week. I knew the car and hair expenses were coming, so at least it’s not a shock. How did you guys do this past week with your budgets?
I found a definite sign of spring this weekend too: the first litter of barn kittens! Six so far. Any suggestions for names?