A super quick post before I head to my Qwick gig as I’m breathing freely and back at it…
Variable Expenses Budget: $500.00
Spent Today: ($36.37)
Variable Budget Remaining: $310.27
October Income Goal: $2,500.00
Earned Today: $0.00*
Earned To Date: $145.26*
Goal Remaining: ($2,354.74)
Yesterday, my mother’s Yorkie of eight years died. While he had been with her for eight years, he was 13 and had been slowly deteriorating over the past year to the point that he could no longer walk, eat, or evacuate waste on his own; he was also on a heavy steroid regimen for pain. My mother was incredibly heartbroken so I took a trip to see her. My parents live almost 70 miles from me so I needed to fill up my tank, and that was all the spending that I did for the day. I had hoped to pick up a shift in the evening but I ended up spending time exactly where I needed to be.
Today, I was able to schedule a gig for tomorrow and I am getting dressed as I write this as I head off to a gig this evening. It’s my hope that I MIGHT be able to persuade my friend to go to the festival when it opens late Saturday morning and pick up a gig in the evening. In any instance, there will be income to report starting tomorrow. (Also, if you left a comment on an earlier post, I will read and respond to them when I get home tonight. I just wanted to try and get this one up today so that I stayed on track in terms of posting this month).
*Income is reported as cash on hand. Some gigs are 1099 gigs (taxes not withheld) and some gigs are W-2 gigs (taxes withheld) and it would be tough to distinguish between the two in a neat way. Instead, I will report cash in hand, and money set aside for taxes and expenses related to gig work will have a budget line item each month.