Spending money can be sooooo exhausting! :) We had quite the busy day, as is usual on the first of the month.
We started out at the campground office so we could pay our electric bill for July, site fee for August, and deposit for next year. They got lots of our money this morning!
Next stop was breakfast. We've been driving by the Shiloh Family Restaurant for the last couple of summers and we keep saying we need to try it. It's one of those local diner-type places that we usually like a lot. We weren't disappointed today. The atmosphere is homey and although the pancakes were a little on the dry side, we'll most likely go back.
After being sufficiently nourished (most than sufficiently, actually!), we made an impromptu stop at the eye doctor's office. We've been meaning to make appointments, but just hadn't done it yet. And we were passing right by the office, so we figured it was as good a time as any to get that done. Another thing checked off the list. Our appointments are for September.
On now to the bank. Don't know if I've mentioned this before or not, but the closest branch of our bank is about 45 minutes away. Yeah, it's a pain. Another reason we only go once a month. So, it's a big deal to go to the bank. But, we got there without incident, took care of business and was back on the road within 10 minutes or so.
Last stop was Super Wal Mart for our big grocery run. We do a major grocery run the first of each month. We try to buy non-perishable items for the month as well as meat & chicken. We started this awhile ago 'cause I figured we have the most money at the beginning of the month, so why not ensure we have food? It seems to be working well for us.
Anyway, the store was BUSY! We didn't get there until noonish and it's always busy at that time, plus it seemed to take us longer than usual to get through the store. We finally got out of there a couple of hours later. Whew.
When we got home, some neighbors, Barry & Penny, were out and they came over to look at our rig 'cause they are thinking of buying a 5th wheel. They have a travel trailer now. We spent some time chatting with them and once they left, we put all of our groceries away. They had invited us over to see their trailer so after getting the groceries put away, we walked over to their place. They are just across the lane from us. We chatted for awhile and got to know they a little. That was nice.
Back home, it was spinach quesadillas for dinner. After dinner I updated the finances for the month and got the b'day and anniversary cards addressed for the month, too. Now I am all caught up until next month! :)
That's it for today. Tomorrow evening we're celebrating New Year's Eve in August here at the campground. From what I understand, it is a fun night. I'll let you know. :)
Until the next time . . .