Ok, I am exaggerating a bit.
I finally sat down to put all my spending into my spreadsheet (I also working with Mint.com, planning to transition to the online program, we'll see).
I went a little nuts.
Ok, so there was the apartment deposit, the rent, the moving truck, the movers, gas, tolls, etc. Fine. My father, unasked, gave me enough money to basically cover all the moving expenses (not deposit and rent). Thanks!
Then I sold my couch on Craig's List -- yay! -- then I bought a smaller sofa bed to fit in my place. On sale with delivery fee, $407. Ouch.
I also had to pay for the cable hookup and first month of cable, $111.
And I also bought a headboard and bed frame for my new mattress (mattress courtest of my generous mother!) off Craig's List for $350. I still have to go get it and might need to rent a moving van because it may not fit in my guy's SUV... I hope it does. Still gotta buy gas though.
So, so far, I've spent about $1,977 just on the move, rent, furniture, etc. Um... that's $2,000 out of my emergency fund. Ouch!
I'm flashing back to my move to Tennessee where I was still deep in debt and my move cost me about as much as I had just paid off in debt that year. I was so depressed.
So, right now, I'm flipping out -- how could it cost so much to move down the street!? -- but at least I'm not in debt! This is a debt-free move! I'm not saying I'm pleased to be killing my e-fund in big chunks, but at least I don't have to charge any of this. That feels good.