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 I resolved to get work done
at home.My office has become
almost impenetrable as I have shifted things from other areas of the house to
my area where no one else dares to go.
There were calls and emails
regarding the solar panel energy credit, ME potluck invitations, Open House
activities, mom’s knee, and more.
Rockin and Rollin
Chaz requested a photo of Doc and I
to put into the Open House invitation, so I asked neighbor Gladys if she would
come over around noon to take a few pictures.
The afternoon seemed to fly
by.Neighbor Craig had recommended
the floor cleaning system which he uses at his house.When I asked him more about his equipment, he offered to
bring it over to show me.The
lighting on the house was different by that time of day, so we had Craig also
take a few photos.
I have eyes for you
Neighbor Gladys called after 5 to
say her daughter Natalie was good with a camera; could she come over and take a
few photos for fun?OK.Natalie was great!She did not just point and shoot.She had Doc and I taking photos as if
those were our engagement photos or something!
I took a few photos of the front of
the house which Chaz had requested for the Open House invitations.
At 7:30 p.m. I realized I did not
have any coin finds for today. (How could I if I had not left the house)?Doc wanted to get a chicken for his
dinner, so I offered to keep him company on the trip.I grabbed my purse and felt a slight nudging, “Take the
camera”.I argued back, “Nahh.I will find a penny or two.Nothing worth photographing”.
We were a mile from home when Doc
said, “Let’s stop at the carwash and get you a coin mine.”(A coin mine is more than 12 coins at
one location).I did not want to
be negative out loud, but I thought to myself, “Yeah, sure.Your just gonna pull into the parking
lot of the closed car wash when it is nearly dark outside and scoop up 12
time, Doc let me hop out of the van by the wash area while he drove a little
further to park the car.The car
door had barely shut when I found a penny.I tried to signal Doc, but he was parking.By the time he parked, I had found a
second penny.I signaled to him
that we could leave.His body
language told me to keep looking.At which point the sun shone on a dime!Then the sun glistened on a penny.That penny led me close to a planter area near the
street.Quite a way from where any
customers would be or where washing activities would take place.I spotted a penny in the planter; then
another and another.Doc came over
to see what I was doing in the dirt.Then he started finding coins too!The sun was going down and it was getting too dark to see any more, so
we headed back to the van.I was
counting the coins in my hand - 24 coins!That means a Coin Mine for Each of Us!That was simply mind boggling!
out loud to the Angels,“OK.You sure proved me wrong - and you
DOUBLED it!”Awesome.Then I got sassy.“But you KNOW my favorite number is 25,
not 24.If you are listening, then
how about one more?”Before I
reached the van, there was an additional penny.
This morning Doc found a penny when
he went for coffee (Coin #26) and this evening we collected a penny at our
second stop.(Coin #27)