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.
I sure did not want to work at the
Pomona house again, but we needed to.We were stopped at a red light just before we got to the freeway.Doc (who was driving) said, “Any coins
out your window?”I said,
“No.Blob, blob, battery, trash,
blob …penny!”The light was
still red, so I stashed the papers and clipboard I was holding, hopped out of
the van, rescued the penny, hopped in, buckled up and was ready to proceed.Doc rolled forward a few feet when I
exclaimed, “Another penny!”The
signal was turning, so Doc made a right turn, then parked in the lot near the
street.I ran back to rescue the
other penny.(Coin #2)Is that insane or what?People cast aside pennies, yet we go
out of our way for them.
When Doc stopped for his coffee, he
also collected a penny.(Coin #3).
On the way to Pomona we stopped at
the recycle station to drop off Household Hazardous waste (glues, paints,
fluorescent bulbs, etc.) and Electronics waste.Good to get rid of that.
At the Pomona house we offloaded the
OLD wheelbarrow and put a “Free” sign on it.Then the phone rang.It was Iron Jimmy and he had our Lawn Shed brackets already completed!!These were custom made brackets and yet
he made them for the price we would have paid at Home Depot for the standard
ones (which did not work).Angel
on Earth.The Penny Palace is
blessed with people like this.
Doc had to stop for some
protein.A dime found at the
convenience store.(Coin #4)
Planting Solar Lights
Back at the Pomona house I told Doc
we could only come and go through the garage and yard since I did not want to
dirty inside the house!.We were
there to work on all the sprinklers lines and the waterfall.
On the way home, we stopped for
petrol.Doc said, “”There is a
coin under that car.Keep you eyes
open when it drives away.” Sure enough, there was a dime.I picked it up, walked a few feet away,
and there was a quarter!Doc was
not finished fuelling, so I kept looking.Two more pennies were found. (Coins #5-8).
This evening Doc and I kept busy
with a few projects around the Penny Palace. We offloaded the van, “planted”
more of the solar lights, and assembled shelving, and modified some closet
storage.Doc thought it
interesting that the shelves were designed by IKEA in Sweden, made in Russia,
purchased in Southern California and modified by Doc.
The Olympic Games are underway in
London, while our “Nesting Games” are going on at the Penny Palace.