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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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day #606 - The Heat is On

Temperatures were expected to soar above 100 degrees today, so we wanted to tackle the townhouse yard work early in the day. The Heat is On. We agreed to work from 7:30 - 1:30 so that I could undertake some other projects the rest of the day.


At 7:20 AM Doc stopped at Starbucks. I walked through the nearby grocery store and collected a dime. Shared the story and a Penny Card with a cashier. (Coin #1)

My mom arrived at the townhouse at 9 AM to help out. We worked in the yard until nearly noon and trimmed, hauled, cleared and sweated! Then we went shopping for paving stones, soil, mulch, etc.

The good news is that the rental listing was posted yesterday and today there were two realtors who visited. We have committed being rent-ready by August 31. The Heat is On! Time to scramble!


We finally left the townhouse around 5 PM. I was very burned out, yet felt “nudged” to pass by the construction sight of our former student who is also in the process of building a home. It was a great detour. He and his wife were out there, one of the contractors we are considering hiring for our new house was there, a grading contractor was there as well as guys for septic tanks. That was time well spent.


Doc wanted to stop for some fruit at the grocery store. We found a penny as we approached the check out line, then one after paying. (Coins #2&3). Then there was one as we approached our van (Coin #4).

Doc suggested we go out for dinner, but both of us were totally covered in dirt and sweat, plus I had little twigs growing out of my hair. So we drove through Johnny’s burger diner instead. There was a penny in the hot asphalt which took just a little prying to release it. The Heat was On today!

Doc and I waited at the pickup window for what seemed like an eternity as our dinner was being prepared. The food finally arrived and Doc began driving away. I hollered, “Stop! Coin!” and hopped out to collect one more penny. (Coins #5&6)

Total: 6 Coins P (5), N (0), D (1), Q (0) = $0.15

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