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.
We were driving home (back
to the Penny Palace) after midnight, so I playfully said to Doc that we should
Find our Penny for today and have the job done before going to bed! He said that was silly, but a few minutes
later he pulled into a shopping center and we cruised through the parking
lot. I spotted a penny with a second one
nearby; the Angel's 2 cents worth for today.
I hopped out of the van to collect those two coins and found two
more! (Coins #1-4).
Doc and I tried to sleep in a
little, but with no curtains on the windows, the dogs are awake at daylight and
wanting attention. We finally got
up. Doc wanted to try out the new
bathtub and see if it relieved some of the aches and pains. He seemed to enjoy the bath. When he got out of the tub he insisted that I
try it also. Although the warm bubbly
water felt nice, I was anxious to get on with my day and could not handle just
sitting around on my butt! A few minutes
was all I could endure.
After a leisurely morning, Doc
wanted a nice brunch. He chose
Islamorado at the Bass Pro Shop. The
interior waterfalls and nature-themed decor are incredible. The hundreds of taxidermied animals and
scenery are mind-boggling. One penny found there. (Coin #5).
No day is complete without at Home
Depot or Lowe's stop. Needed electrical
cords, brackets, and other stuff. As we
exited the freeway, Doc spotted a median find.
He hopped out of the van very quickly and was getting back in when he
spotted a second one and again went diving out.
(Coins # 6&7)
We next drove past Rental House #1
to look at the new cedar fencing which Handyman George installed last
week. I found a nickel as I hopped out
of the van and then a penny when returning to the van. (Coins #8&9)
Doc was hot and thirsty so he
stopped for a soda. I found two pennies
there - one of which needed prying from the floor wax. (Coins #10&11).
The afternoon was spent at the
Pomona house where I did laundry, cleaned and packed more stuff while Doc
graded student quizzes.
On the way home we stopped at a
Tuesday Morning store where I found a cheap shower curtain and hooks while Doc
found a penny (Coin #12).
Doc really enjoys his sunset
cruises - through the high school parking lot.
He went up and down the rows until he got his penny. (Coin #13). He didn't even get out of the van to collect the coin. (See video).
We were out of dog food, so stopped
at a Trader Joe’s for a dozen cans and two pennies. (Coins #14&15)
15 Coins P (14), N (1), D (0), Q (0) = $0.19