This is an ok, treading water month: bills got paid, car fixed up after accident, we pre bought oil for next season, the local taxes got paid (auto, real estate), routine maintenance visits scheduled (water, septic, heating system). Our various accounts for these routine things are wiped out, however, except for the car accident expense we are pretty close to where I expected to be.
The tax increase continues to be a topic of conversation with the neighbors and I wasn't the only one caught off guard with the increase in mill rate coupled with the new assessment. Last year there was a freeze on increases. Expect a similar increase 12% next year and then phase in of current assessment is complete.
Still no job, been doing a lot of volunteering, some freelance work and have had a chance to try some things out. Two weeks ago hit the re start button on diet and strength training to boost my confidence. Very, very grateful for unemployment insurance compensation. Still love the new (used) computer.