|Nova is shocked by the costs of landscaping and outdoor maintenance!|
|Some days I would like to be sleeping like this on the couch but unfortuneatly, the garden calls for assistance on Saturday and Sunday mornings during our hot months.|
|This was a stock photo and like this mushroom in my garden, it randomly and unexplicably shows up on this post.|
|From left to right...we are cat hoarders soon to be featured on that TV show. We have 5 cats total. From left to right, Calisto(the Torty), Aurora the Grey, and Luna the White|
HOA-300 dollarsMy expenditures with dead tree removal etc. $1,288.10
Out of my pocket $988.10
HOA paid me 3300 dollars(normally it was 3600, but we were in a financial crunch and I took a one month loss in January due to the yearly insurance cost) Planter was removed on side and I was supposed to pay myself back but as you'll see it didn't happen quite as planned.
My expenditures $5001.53. Out of my pocket cost $1701.53
HOA began to recover from losses on homeowners paying late and all payments for landscaping were paid for the year. $3600 was paid to me and I spent 3041.80. I paid myself back $558.20 which was good.
HOA pays me $3600 for the year and I spend $3909.84. Out of my pocket, I take a hit of $309.84
So far HOA has paid me $2400 and I've spent a total of $2200.
So it's about budgeting. But landscaping sometimes has other ideas for homeowners. It's a fun job, but it's like having a kid.....lots of work!