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

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day #608 - Errands

Getting older sure seems to be taking more and more maintenance!

We had our 6-month dental cleanings this morning. No time for Doc to stop for coffee before our appointment, so he went right afterward. We claimed a dime at Starbucks. (Coin #1). While Doc was waiting for his order, I ran next door to the taco place and looked by that window. Nothing. But I could feel a coin, so I kept looking. Further down the driveway was a penny. (Coin #2)

We went home and then while I made calls, Doc ran some errands. He took cans and bottles for recycling. Penny when redeeming voucher at grocery store (Coin #3). Went for a car wash. Dime in the waiting room (Coin #4). Went for lunch. Penny in the median strip on the way home. (Coin #5).

In the afternoon, we attended Doc’s diabetes class, then a quick stop at the optometrist, another Starbucks run and then Lowe’s for rental house supplies -- and a dime and quarter at the self checkout line. (Coins #6&7).

The next stop was the jeweler. Doc’s watch band was falling apart and had been repaired 3 times already, so it was time for a new one. Doc has really big wrists and can not find watchbands at regular stores like WalMart. We found a nice band. It was marked $24.95. This jeweler is great. He used two bands to make one which would fit Doc, spent 15-20 minutes sizing it properly, then only charged $18 for the customized resulting band! Isn’t it great when you get to interface with such nice people?

Doc could not resist going to the grocery store next door just to look for coins. We found two pennies there (Coins #8&9). I ran back to share the find with the jewelers (husband and wife team). They shared the JOY.

Total: 9 Coins P (5), N (0), D (3), Q (1) = $0.60

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