Oh boy, this is not going as planned. I've spent almost $1,000 and the month's not even half over. Only about $300 of it was not related to maintenance on my house or tuition or teaching. That's still an average of about $20/day. Although that average includes food, it's still pretty high. Excluding food gives expenditure around $60.00 if you don't count Netflix. That number looks a little better. I wish it was my total.
I'm hoping that Stingy September will allow me to do another really good month like February where I really save a lot (that means putting money into a savings account). I'm still going to have to spend at least another $150 to get the bathtub leak under control. The problem is in a confined space that I don't have the tools to work in so I had to hire someone. The tight space would undoubtedly try my patience as well.
I still have utilities to look forward to near the 23rd. If I eat cheaply for the rest of the month and don't have any other big repairs to do, then I can hopefully drop my average a good deal.