We are here in the FamCamp at Wright-Patterson AFB in Fairborn Ohio. We slept pretty good in our first night here. I like the fact the campground is on the far side of the base away from everything.
After breakfast, I started on the expenses for the month of March. I worked on them on and off most of the day. I try to save every receipt we have during the month. I put them in my wallet and then leave them in a stack on our credenza.
Then once a month I got through the receipts and add our expenses to our spreadsheet for that month.
After that, I go through our online credit card bill statements and see if I missed anything.
It is a fairly basic approach to tracking expenses but it works for us. Some folks use Quicken or some other software package, but this one works fine for us. I try to nail it down for every time we spent a cent but sometimes a couple of bucks here or there doesn't make it to the spreadsheet.
Do you track expenses? What do you use?
A typical example is washing the car. We spent $2.00 in quarters and I have no receipt, so if I don't remember to mark it down, I will forget it. Another example is washing the laundry. I usually estimate those but it is still $10-$15 a month for washers and driers.
Many folks have their own washer and dryer in their motor home. How about you? Do you use laundromats or do you have a washer / dryer?
While I was doing that Pam went to the commissary on base and loaded up on groceries for our bare cupboards. It has been a while since she has done that. When she returned I was taking a break from my 'bookkeeping' and emptying tanks. I attached a hose to the sprayer for the black tank and it was leaking so I worked on that and got it fixed.
Next, we had lunch and then went to wash the Honda CRV. It was REALLY dirty from towing it behind the Roadrunner in the rain yesterday.
We also found the general area of where the Bob Evans Restaurant is and will meet some folks there this morning. They are new blog readers and have some RV full-timing questions. They found our blog and got in touch and we look forward to meeting them.
The second day of the Masters finally got underway and I was glued to it for the entire coverage. I was glad to see Phil move up the leader board and stay around the top. It would make my day to see him do well today and win the whole thing. It is also fun to see some of the older guys do well -- Tom Watson and Fred Couples.
That was about it for us on Friday and we thank you for viewing the Roadrunner Chronicles.