When I picked the random figure of $20. per day for my travel budget, I was going it alone. Now with Jesse and DJ on board I have to adjust. Jesse has been with me just over a month now and I figure his food and medicine will average about $60. per month. DJ spent four days with me over the long weekend and my food budget doubled. No real surprise there but I hadn't even considered that inevitability.
I think I really could have made it on $20. per day because I have no problem "doing without". Asking Jesse or DJ to do without is not something that I can do.
My new budget figure is $30. per day! Sounds small but it is close to the published expense reports of the bloggers I follow.