The standard procedure each month when making the budget was:

1)aim to not take money out of any savings, except for earmarked items from the sinking funds

2)all the normal bills come from DH’s steady paycheck

3)farm projects and extra farm costs along the line come from farm earnings

4)if we get through the month and successfully cover gotta-pay items without spending our full allocated amounts, then we can start to get wantta-buy items with the leftovers. OR, those leftovers go into sinking funds.

Sound reasonable?