I've lost count of how much money has been spent in the past 10 days.
I ended up staying 4 more days in the Midwest to take care of my dad and get him settled in to the rehab facility. Yes. A nursing home. My brother and his wife decided at 5pm on Friday that they no longer wanted to care for him. Not so nicely either. And not at all ethical in the way it was done. And that is really not the complete worse of what happened. Let's just leave it at Family Drama.
So ... lets see. Approx $350 for the tickets (since I had to change my return date, I no longer got it dirt cheap), hotel for 2 nights (for me and dad til I got us situated) $170, clothes, toiletries, etc. for dad (for 2 days til I could get the rest of his stuff) $80. Car rental $310 or so. Food for dad for 2 days at home $45 (he's a bad diabetic and I had cleared everything out of the fridge and freezer before all the stuff hit the fan), $109 for locksmith to change locks on trailer, $100 for Humane Society (4 cats to be euthanized, sorry, there was no other options folks, all the shelters were full and would NOT accept the cats as they were in poor health), about $300 more in miscellaneous eating and packing material, garbage bags, etc. And then about $200 in gas (a lot of driving) ...
It was an expensive trip after all. But at least I managed to get the trailer 85% cleared out. Had I known the way things were going to turn beforehand, I would have been able to get in close to 100% but alas, things never go according to plan!
I am planning on relaxing this weekend and will resume the Year of Zero and hopefully have some Zero Spend Days as I certainly am in dire need of them!