In March 2008 I began Finding Pennies. In December 2008 I began sharing these "Penny Tales" with a few close friends. They encouraged me to blog the Penny Tales such that more people could enjoy the Adventures with Penny Angels.
Today’s primary focus seemed to be
on sealing things.
This morning when Doc stopped for
breakfast at McDonald’s, I visited three nearby fast food places. Three pennies at the first one; two
pennies at the second, and a dime at the third. (Coins #1-6).
Sealing the Patio
Doc and I arrived at the Penny
Palace at 7 a.m. - only minutes before Miguel and Serafin did. They immediately went to work and did
not quit until 3:15 p.m. They sealed the patio. They sealed the new stucco wall. They sealed
the driveway, the pathways, the bridges, the flagstone, the repaired driveway
retaining wall, the front walkway, the North driveway, the circular driveway,
the mailbox post, the front repaired column, and even the mini-mountain inside
the house. This sealing process really enhanced the colors of all the
stone, stucco, and concrete.
Sometime during the morning the
Phantom Plumber arrived. He set
the two garage sinks, connected the faucets and drains, sealed everything, and installed the point-of-use water
heater in the back garage.
Doc and I installed the timer
trigger pegs, replaced the floor outlet cover in the Grand Room, put in two
window screens, cleaned thresholds, cleaned oversprayed paint, washed floors,
installed closet shelving, etc.
When Doc left to take care of some banking, I continued to clean and to seal floor grout.
I believe that is the last of the tile sealing!
We locked up the Penny Palace at
3:45. Temperatures were over 90
degrees today and I was wiped out.
Just wanted to go home, eat lunch and get cool! But I want to continue working on
things in the garage, so I bargained with Doc - if he would help me crush all the
aluminum cans he has all over the garage and bag the plastic bottles, I would
take them to the recycle station while he took a nap. I took 30 minutes for my part of the deal; Doc took a 2-hr
nap. I did find a penny
there. (Coin #7)
This evening I am paying
bills. Good to seal and mail off those envelopes since I was getting a
bit behind on that chore.
Got a letter from the Academic V.P.
at Cal Poly Pomona saying “We understand you will not be returning from your
two-year Leave of Absence. Best
wishes.” I guess that Seals that deal.