Well... January's challenge ends today. (Yes, January ends tomorrow, but I have to work tomorrow, so I'm not going to suddenly change the status of my progress.)
First, the minor challenge. I did not record all of my discresionary spending here, but I did record all of it. During January, I spent $62 on dining out (that's everything that was just me, and 1/2 of any meal that we both ate). Of that $29 was meals we ate together. I also spent $50 on going out. That included a movie, 2 bar visits, some music and new batteries for my camera. I also spent $35 on gifts. I can do better on the dining out. I don't normally go to the bar twice in a month, and we don't go to movies often. All in all, I think I did pretty good. Recording is the hard part.
For the major challenge, I didn't do as well. There are a couple reasons. I think I overestimated what I'd be able to do in the time I alloted myself. I've learned that things that I have to do by myself, take a lot longer than things I can do in the livingroom with TBWITWW. So I'll set a bit more realistic goals next month. I did not get the computer stuff finished, and I did not get the file cabinets sorted. I did however get all of the papers of the desk, I got the tool shelves sorted, and I got all of the bookshelves cleaned up. I eliminated a small shelf from the office, and I switche d a bookshelf and the file cabinets, which make shte office look much larger. Although I didn't reach the goal I set for myself, I am quite happy with what I did get done.
I'll be sending a check for $10 to Acappellago (my mom's nomination).
February's projects will be posted tomorrow. Thanks for the support so far.