This morning we awoke at the cabin. Nice to hear the bird’s singing. On our last visit to the cabin we noticed a funny smell and thought it might be the motor on the refrigerator, so we unplugged it when we left. We were testing it this weekend and it looks like it is in need of repair. L
As we headed for home, we stopped at the 7-11 store in town merely to look for coins. I spotted a shiny under the counter. Waited for a clearing in the customers, got down on both knees, retrieved two pennies and a quarter (very long stretch), and was back in the car within minutes. (Coins #1-3).
We then stopped at McDonalds so Doc could get coffee. The cashier asked if Doc qualified for their senior coffee price (over 55 years old). Yes, Doc is 55 +++++
Doc had the brilliant idea of measuring the mileage from our cabin to Home Depot. If it was under 20 miles, perhaps Home Depot would have free delivery on a new fridge? We got to the parking lot and I said, “As long as we are this close, let me just run in and ask about their delivery charges.” I hopped out of the van saying out loud, “Penny Angels, Penny Angels won’t you come out to play, come out to play…” and found a penny at that moment. (Coin #4) I was laughing. I said to the Angels, “That was cute! See those park benches outside the store? There are maybe 6-7 of them, but they are chained together for display purposes. There are not likely to be coins under them, but it would make for a cute story …” There was a penny under one of the benches! (Coin #5).
L.C., the sales associate in the Appliance section of the store was sooooo helpful! I asked him one or two questions and he photocopied all the information about the model I was considering. That way Doc could see everything and we could call back and easily place the order. Doc and I were estimating a new fridge would cost $400-$500 with possible fees for delivery (way up in the mountains) and hauling away of the old fridge. The price sheet on the door read: $499 - 10% sale - $50 Instant Rebate - $200 State Refund = $199 Wow! Plus FREE delivery and Free Haul away! Laws of Verbalizing and Manifestating.
Doc did not have any coins yet today, so when we neared home, he found a Starbucks drive through. He found a penny in the dirt planter after placing his order. (Coin #6). Then at the window, he found a dime and a quarter! (Coins #7&8).
That totals 65¢ for the morning! (Doc is 65 + one day today)
We got home, unpacked the dogs and gear, and then completed a few items. (Doc’s primary task was a nap! Then the house became too warm so we went off in search of air conditioning. Our first stop was the bank. Nice air conditioning. Second stop was another bank. More air conditioning.
Doc found a penny behind a parked car in the parking lot. (Coin #9). That penny was found on Route 66 making the total 66¢ at that point.
Next we headed to Home Depot for supplies and to order that fridge for the cabin. It took a good part of an hour to do that, but it was air conditioned in there! Plus, Doc found two pennies as we walked in. (Coins #10&11)
Doc agreed to buy the supplies while I went to begin the appliance order process. Doc found another penny when paying at the register, then another penny at the exit door. (Coins #12&13).
It was taking a while to place my order, so Doc went on a Penny Finding Walk About. He found a dime in a planter bed, then a penny under a bench. (Coins #14&15).
After that, we were both hungry so we stopped at an Italian deli for supper. Anniversary meal Day 16???
Total: 15 Coins P (11), N (0), D (2), Q (2) = $0.81
There are some advantages to being 65+ (naps and cheaper coffee)