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.
When I checked emails this morning
there was a message from Realtor Adrie -- the Escrow Instructions would be
ready by 10 a.m. When could we meet with her in the next three days?Since we have an out-of-state guest
arriving tomorrow and one the following morning, it needed to happen today. Doc
needed to be at school by 12:30, so we agreed to meet Adrie at 11 a.m.
Doc had a (coffee) stop to make on
the way to the meeting.I also had
several stops to make.The Angels
were really helping out.They kept
signals green when asked, and found very close,shady parking spots several times for me. At the first bank
when I hopped out of the truck , there was a penny. I was satisfied.That took care of that issue for the
day.Moments later I found a dime
in the lobby of the bank!(Coins
At the second bank, I emerged to
find a penny near the truck. (Coin #3)
Sale Now Pending
We met Adrie at the Pomona house.
It took about an hour to review and sign the escrow documents.She said the only remaining action item
(other than removing all the furniture, wall hangings, cleaning items, and
other personal effects from the house) would be to get the Grant Deed
notarized.But that could be done
any time in the next few weeks before escrow closed.
Doc with Notary Tony
Doc said, “Let’s get that done today!”I called ahead to be sure
Banker Tony would be available and not out to lunch.We rushed to meet him shortly after noon.Adrie followed us.We notarized the Document and she took
the completed package to the escrow company.A three hour turnaround time!This sale is moving VERY rapidly.
As Doc headed to school he noted,
“My goal was to have the house sold before school started. My first lecture is
in three hours!”Example of
I stopped at a whole series of
places and it seemed like the Angels were having a good time tagging along.I fuelled Pippy, hand-delivered
invitations, mailed bills, and more.At the office supply place I let two gentlemen go ahead of me because it
looked as though they were in a hurry.One man was returning an item (lengthy process) while the other man was
‘hanging around’.Since I had
nothing better to do, I started up a Penny Finders conversation and gave him a
Penny Card.Shared stories and
While traveling to the next
destination I was ‘nudged’ to shift one lane to the left.As soon as I did that, a lady blew
through the ‘right-turn-only’ lane and would likely have hit me had I still
been in that lane.
Upon entering the thrift store I
asked the Angels to help find appropriate items for my Elves.I primarily wanted some black
shoes.I made several passes
through the aisles and did not really find much.So I asked the angels for creativity and imagination; to
open my eyes and mind for ideas.Emerged with black shoes, bedding (sheet, comforter, pillow), bowls, and
a table, for the elves. Plus two pennies!(Coins #4&5)
3 Weeks of Pennies to Log
Temperatures were near 100
degrees.I was very hot and
uncomfortable driving around.I
noticed a guy on a bicycle and wondered how he could even breathe in such heat.Then I noticed he was also smoking a
cigarette!Crazy.Guess he was not biking for health
I arrived home after a full work
day.Spent an hour on rentals of
the tables, chairs and linens for the upcoming Open House events.Spent two hours logging penny finds and
catching up.There was laundry to
do, emails from Realtor Adrie with data needed, and more.
Doc did not arrive home from work
until 11 p.m.I dared not ask him
to download photos or create a video tonight.