April 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

I thought this was going to be one of the easiest expense posts I had ever done. We didn’t walk into a store in April until the 15 and weren’t planning on hitting another store until May 1 after another stint of quarantining. Then things started breaking. Our vent fan broke, but that could wait. …read more

March 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

So March was weird, wasn’t it? The beginning of the month was spent being somewhat cautious about the COVID-19 outbreak. We were still planning an epic trip to Alaska, catching up on the blog, and taking advantage of having friends in Tucson (whose vacant lot we were staying in) with a mailing address by ordering …read more

February 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

Last month I introduced a new expense report format and asked for feedback and actually got a few comments. A few people liked the new format, one person wanted more rants and another more goats. We will see what we can do… In February we left Texas and headed straight for Arizona. We might have …read more

January 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

We are running a little late on our expense report for January because I decided to make it more useful. I have changed some of the categories and am adding a few stock explanations that explain more about some of our expenses and how we live. I am presenting these with a big box around …read more

December 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

In November we blew our average monthly goal of spending only $1,500 per month due to our $3,797.96 worth of van repair expenses. So we thought what the heck, let’s just blow it out and spend like crazy the last month of December. Well we didn’t get too crazy but we did spend extra on …read more

November 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

$3,797.96. No, this isn’t the total expenses for the month of November. It is only the total of one usually empty column from the month’s spreadsheet – Van Repairs. I’m sure this number is more than what many people have probably initially paid for their van. And a number that could put an end to …read more

October 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

October found us back on the road again – well sort of. After spending a few days at Greg’s folks’ house outside of Charlotte in Denver, NC transforming Ballena Blanca into a traveling van from a painting van, the rest of the month was suppose to spent visiting friends and family in North and South …read more

Aug & Sept 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

As expected our expenses went up in August and September. We spent some money on the van, I had an eye doctor appointment and bought another year’s worth of contacts, we got a new phone, purchased some miscellaneous personal stuff, and paid for another two years of website hosting, as well as racking up our …read more

July 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

Well, July sped by, didn’t it? And this month is going pretty fast too! I was considering not doing an expense report for July and just combining it with the August report. But our July expenses were pretty good especially considering that we spent lots of money on entertainment living here in the big city. …read more