Friday, August 28, 2015

Roadrunner Financials - July 2015

Roadrunner Recap
In July, we began the month at a great campground at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.  We were surprised there to meet up with a number of friends including some we didn't know had moved their from San Diego.

After a couple of weeks in the Colorado Springs / Denver area we moved on down the road heading east to see the Eisenhower Presidential Museum and Library and the Kansas State Capitol in Salina.

We met up with long time friends in Branson MO for a some golf and a couple of great shows.  Next we made our way over to Pam's sister and brother-in-law's place in Maynardville TN where we have an RV pad and hook ups with a sewer dump.  It was another busy month on the road!
  • Peregrine Pines FamCamp USAFA, Colorado CO
  • Buckley AFB, FamCamp- Denver CO                                                                       
  • Salina KOA, Salina KS                       
  • Osage Prairie RV Park, Nevada MO           
  • America's Best Campground, Branson, MO                       
  • Lady Luck Casino CG, Caruthersville, MO           
  • Nashville East KOA, Lebanon TN           
  • Roadrunner RV Resort and Campground, Maynardville, TN            

Good News Areas We Are Under Budget

We were under budget in RV Maintenance Repairs and Campgrounds as well as Household Items

Biggest Expenses
Our biggest expenses this month were in diesel and gas.  We also were way over in Computer Accessories and Entertainment.

Large One Time Cost Item
We had more than one high cost item with a hard drive upgrade on my aging MacBook laptop an iPad Bluetooth keyboard, and training classes ($309) at the Mac Super Store in Colorado Springs.
We added an expensive round of golf and two shows in Branson MO that while 'worth it' were $200. 

Monthly Average

At $304 over the monthly average, we are not on a very good glidepath to keep to our budget for the year.  We will have to have a few lean months to get back near our target numbers.

As always, if you think this spreadsheet might be useful I'd be glad to pass it along at no cost.  Just let me know.

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

1 comment:

  1. I never seems to fail, there is always something in there that has to be done or bought that ends up throwing your whole month at of whack. We seem to have this problem too. We think we will have a cheap month and then Kevin gets on Amazon and finds too many good deals and then the cheap month gets blown out of the water. As long as you are having fun, that is what counts! ;-)