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.

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Joyfully, Tina

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day #316 - Learn by Doing

Today was the second day of our L.O.V.E. work weekend. We did electrical wiring, satellite connections, cleaning … Around 3:30 PM things were getting a little tense so Doc declared it was time for a Starbucks run and Penny Finding lesson. We all hopped in the van for a ride. We again used the excuse that the driver’s side window on the van does not work, so I got out to pay and retrieve the beverages (and any wayward coins). I immediately spotted a dime, then a quarter. Bent to fetch those and saw a penny. Took a step back to see a bright shiny dime! (Coins #1-4).

After a few more hours of work, Doc wanted to watch football and Jim wanted to supply candy to the Trick-or-Treaters, so Charlene and I headed to the grocery store to get that chore off her To Do list. As we approached the entry door of the grocery store, I spotted a penny deeply stuck in a crack. (Coin #5). Inside the store after paying for our items, I couldn’t resist quickly searching the check stands. There was a penny in one aisle and when I retrieved it, I spotted a dime nearby. I noticed what could be a penny protruding from underneath a cabinet. Wasn’t sure even after looking closer. Finally bent down and pried on it slightly to obtain it. (Coins 6-8).

As we exited the store, Charlene was looking. I think since being directly exposed to Doc and I this weekend, she now has Penny Fever. She searched the cracks and found her very own penny! (Coin #9). Yes! Maybe Penny Finding is a teachable skill.

After everyone else went to bed, I checked emails, drafted some notes for the weekend Penny Tales and reviewed some of the statistical data for the website.

We just reached 1,000 Smiles on the Smile Counter!

Today’s Total: 9 coins P (5), N (0), D (3), Q (1) = $0.60

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Congrats on 1000 SMILES!!! Spreading the fever... this thing is contagious!