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Crackpot Expenses 2023
How Is Your Reading Money Being Spent?: 12/12/23
© 2023 James LaFond
DEC/31/23
The increasingly challenged electric hobo tracks his writing expenses for the ease of his kindly accountant. Posting this means he can get to it, since my dumb ass still can’t email it to him. Every morning when I open the computer, I go right to the writing log and enter the previous day’s expenses. This is embarrassing. So I am scheduling it to post for December 31, the day I leave for Washington.
January
Expenses:
Food: 124 + 14 + 51 + 42 = $231
February
Expenses
Food: 60 + 71 + 51 + 20 + 32 + 48 = $282
Train tickets: $169
Sedan fare: $40
March
Expenses
Food: 20 + 10 + 78 + 72 + 18 + 42 + 33 + 12 + 27 + 11 + 13 + 37 + 17 = $390
Winter
Expenses:
Travel: $209
Food: $903
Shelter: 0
Total = $1,112
March
Expenses [Food]: 22 + 50 + 31 + 27 +11 + 17 + 16 + 21 + 23 + 18 + 50 + 23 + 27 +11 = $347
Postage: $17, $10 = $27
Medicine: $29
=$403
April
Expenses [Food]: 27 + 35 + 21 + 13 + 65 + 15 + 7 + 10 + 5 + 15 + 40 + 10 + 40 + 45 + 20 + 5 + 5 + 40 + 40 + 15 + 15 + 10 + 3 + 10 + 40 + 22 + 50 = $613
Postage: $17
Writing supplies: desk, lamps = $95
Sedan: $45 + $50 = $90
Train: $150 + 7 = $157
Bus: $15
Hotel: $138 + 584 = $722
Medicine: $25 + 25 + 25 + 25 = $100
=$1,809
May
Expenses [Food]: $25, $7, $114, $45, $129, $21, $50, $41, 5, 55, 5, 15 =$512
Bus: $15, $5, $5, $5 = $30
Medicine: 5 = $5
=$547
Spring
Total = $2,759
Summer
Expenses
Train tickets: Jersey to Baltimore $112, 80: $192
Room rent: $200, $200, 200, 300, 200, 50, 400: $1550
Sedan: $50, 25, 50, 20, 20, 100, 20, 20, 20: $325
Bus: $20, $5, 5: $30
Food: $54, $70, $10, $50, $70, [living with women who cook is getting very expensive, a can of peas is now over $2] $35, $90, $20, $10, 30, 10, 7, 40, 140, 44, 100, 100, 80, 20, 50, 80, 240, 10, 20, 270: $1650 [Wow!, and I lost weight?]
Meds: $20, $22, 75, 29, 1, 30: $177
Summer expenses = 3,924, ouch, no wonder I’m broke
Autumn to December 29, minus 17 days of dearth
Note, since I only have $40 left with 17 days left in Portland, I will throw that $40 into food and add this depressing litany of expense up now. Moving more often is too expensive. The crackpot might be grounded.
Expenses through December 12
Train: $25 train to Jersey [wht a deal!], $218 two-train trip to Salt Lake City, a $91 two train trip to San Jose, $193 train trip to Portland, 141 round trip to San Jose, 34 one way to Seattle = $702
Bus: 4, 4, 5 = 13
Clothes: Lost my hovel and all winter clothes, including three coats in Portland: $200 budgeted to replace =1 coat, 1 hat, 4 shorts, 2 pair pants
Sedan: $100, [Baltimore] 40 [Portland] = 140
Food: $51, 100, 70, 60, 30, 30, 34, 50, 47, 27, 7, 20, 18, 75, 37, 30, 70, 6, 7, 10, 7, 10, 5, 48, 12, 13, 24, 28, 7, 60, 30, 27, 45, 5, 10, 20, 50, 5, 31, 5, 5, 10, 5, 10, 20, 10, 30, 25, 30, 17, 50, 70, 30, 10, 5… my last $40 goes here = $1588
Meds: 37, 19, 35 for cane and eye patches, 20 = 111
Hotel: 50, 280, Pittsburgh, 20, San Jose, 650, 200, Yakima 100, San Jose 360 = $1650
Rent: 140 [Portland], 160, 40, 80, 60 = 480
Postage: 17, 96, 17, 14, 17 = 151
Books; 7, 14, 15 [for Plantation America], 9, 15 [Aryas] = 60
Expensive season at $5,095, half my annual income in last quarter… not looking good. That’s what a crumbling cracker gets for banking at the dive bar ATM.
Totals
Winter: $1,112
Spring: $2,759
Summer: $3,924
Autumn: $5,095
2023 Expenses = $12,080!
I was lucky I had 3k in the bank to start the year, because that is more money then I make in a year by 2k. There will be no money for the dentist in January. I will not be able to arrange all of the travel I expected for the coming year. Additionally, since I am now worthless around the rural homestead, winter expenses are set to increase as I winter in Portland. So, I need to show some discipline and stop eating out.
This really puts the exclamation mark on that help that Mike T. Generous, Baruch and Miter Saffrono provided with the medical transport. Thank you all so much. I never thought that I would be able to make as much money writing as I spent this year.
I began this journey in June 2018 with an annual income of $2,400. I do feel kind of guilty that I probably won’t be able to buy any ammo for the next war. Sorry, Unk.
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z-pill forever
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