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Spending Recap: Sept 1-7, 2014

Monday 1st – Victoria, BC
$35.87 ferry
$67.55 (rental car for Hawaii)
$106.67 Hotel deposit (for Hawaii)

Tuesday 2nd
+ $350 freelance income
$28.33 groceries

Wednesday 3rd
No Spend Day!

Thursday 4th
No Spend Day!

Friday 5th
$6.85 lunch
$16 drinks

Saturday 6th
No Spend Day!

Sunday 7th
$24.56 lunch (for 2)

Freelance Income: + $350
Expenses: – $285.83

TOTAL: + $64.17

First thing’s first – we booked our rental car for Hawaii (we leave in 8 days – eeek!), and put down a deposit on the hotel. The balance we will pay when we get there. I’ve almost always booked trips far in advance, so it seems pretty crazy to have booked a somewhat big trip to Hawaii and leave all in the same month.

The week was pretty normal. We were all set to work on BF’s sundeck again this week, but in an amazing turn of events, we no longer have to do anymore work on it. :) It was such a big weight off of our shoulders that we decided to make the most of the weekend. Friday night we had a date night on Granville Island – dinner at the market, drinks at the brewery, and a comedy show at TheatreSports. On Saturday after my field hockey game, we met up with friends for lunch and some beach time with their kids. Sunday was brunch with his friends, and a relaxing afternoon.


Spending Recap: August 25-31, 2014

Monday 25th
$6.14 gelato
$49.24 gas

Tuesday 26th
+ $236.07 freelance income
$14.25 groceries

Wednesday 27th
$4.15 lunch

Thursday 28th
+ $501.46 freelance income
$20.90 groceries

Friday 29th
$47.25 hair cut
$12.50 lunch

Saturday 30th – Victoria, BC
$35.87 ferry

Sunday 31st – Victoria, BC
$44 Saanich Fair
$24.29 groceries
$9 pub

Freelance Income: + $737.53
Expenses: – $267.59

TOTAL: + $469.94

It was a busy week. Field hockey practices started up again, I took a day off during the work week to help BF with the renovations on his house, and over the weekend I headed back to Victoria for a couple of days.

I wasn’t able to book a hair cut at the place I normally go to in Victoria, so I settled for an Aveda salon in Vancouver. It was reasonably priced and conveniently located, but my cut was just okay. And if I’m going to spend $50 on a hair cut, I want it to be more than just ok. Lesson learned.

Over in Victoria, our days were packed with visiting family. Saturday we hung out with BF’s family – went for a walk in the afternoon, and his sister cooked us dinner that evening. Sunday we went to the Saanich Fair with my family, and my parents had us over for dinner. My contribution was an apple pie from the fair, as well as ice cream. :)

It was nice to be back on the island for a few days, because I don’t anticipate my next visit to be until Thanksgiving weekend in October.

How was your long weekend?

Spending Recap: August 18-24, 2014

Monday 18th
+ $736.35 freelance income
$46.51 gas

Tuesday 19th
$91 GoodLife Half Marathon registration
$31.20 groceries

Wednesday 20th
$66 field hockey insurance

Thursday 21st
No Spend Day!

Friday 22nd
No Spend Day!

Saturday 23rd
$20 dinner
$8.69 groceries

Sunday 24th
$61.74 BC Lions game (2 tickets)
$40.09 lunch (for 2)

Freelance Income: + $736.35
Expenses: – $365.23

TOTAL: + $371.12

This was an expensive, fun, exhausting week. :) First, I paid for my half marathon fees. I wanted to make sure I was going to be able to actually do it, since my recovery from injury has been slow. After a great 17km training run, I felt confident that I’d at least be able to finish the race, so I registered. Not sure how smart that was of me, but hopefully the next 6 weeks of training goes well.

I spent Saturday helping BF with renovations on his house. Progress has been stalled, and there’s still a lot to do, so I expect to be helping out often over the next few weeks. That evening, we went out to dinner with his family at a favourite local pub. :)

Sunday was spent with my family! My mom and dad, as well as my aunt and uncle came over for the BC Lions football game. A few days earlier, the owner of the BC Lions guaranteed a Lions victory – and if they didn’t win, everyone who attended would get free tickets to another game this season. Well, they didn’t win! So we’ll likely be claiming our free tickets to another game sometime this fall. It was probably the best valued game to go to, since we purchased our tickets to that game using a 2-for-1 coupon already. :)

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