Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Windy April

Well, April has come and gone. The most memorable thing from the month was the number of days spent rocking and rolling in the wind gusts up to, and surpassing, 60 miles per hour in the lovely State of Arizona.  It was like the jet stream settled down to about 6 feet off the ground and tried to relocate all the sand in Arizona.  Now here it is May 2nd and there are fires in California and blizzards in Minnesota.    And the blizzards are the “warm” ones with heavy wet snow that breaks tree limbs over power lines, causing outages of electrical power.  I think global warming is here to stay.  Too bad politicians are unwilling to admit it and even try to do something about it.  Oh well, I will be long dead before it gets really bad, but I feel for my kids and grandkids.

Time for the monthly budget report where we share what it costs us to live a full time lifestyle.  I don’t include items like food, beverages, dining out, etc. because we would have those same (or close to same) costs if we lived in a stick house somewhere.  I think this lifestyle is less costly than stick house living and you get to temporarily live in so many wonderful places.  Here are the numbers:

Camping – $596.00  ($19.86 per night)
Diesel Fuel when pulling – $178.00
Truck Service/Repairs – $0.00
RV  Repairs/Service – $0.00
Generator Gas/Propane - $44.33 (all propane)

Metered Electricity – $0.00

Satellite TV/Radio – $72.95
Campground Pet Fees – $0.00
Laundry – $15.00

RV Insurance – $386  (1 year coverage)

Total = $1292.28

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

TexCyn said...

Yep, trading those figures to be out there is well worth it! Plus cheaper than a house & way less boring too. I would not like dusty wind. Yuck.