This morning Doc and I headed to Cal Poly Pomona early. I needed to submit a report and then a scholarship letter for a student. Since we had a 9:30 meeting back at our house with a gutter installer, the CPP trip needed to be quick.
The report was submitted in a timely manner, I waved hello to a few people as I passed their offices, and then was leaving the building. I was “nudged” to go see a colleague in his lab. He was on the phone, so I simply smiled and hugged him. As I was leaving, I found today’s penny (Coin #1).
I turned in the student’s form at the Financial Aid office and was headed back to the van. I could see Doc already at the car and waiting for me. I was walking briskly and with a purpose across the lawn - until I hit what most likely a gopher hole. Suddenly I was rolling on the ground, holding my ankle, and in great pain, wondering what happened? My very first thought was, “Please Angels, NO Crutches for construction!”
A student ran to my aid and Doc called on my cell phone wondering what the heck was taking me so long? I told him to look across the field on the ground. He graciously drove the van closer (so he wouldn’t need to carry me).
On the way home, we stopped at Starbucks. Doc got his coffee while I collected a nickel and two dimes. (More dimes from yesterday’s request?) (Coins #2-4)
Fortunately I had my monthly physical therapy scheduled for this afternoon. What timing! A few hours of treatment and I should now be back on line. Meanwhile Doc went back to work. He collected 3 pennies at McDonalds where he got lunch. (Coins #4-7).
Lesson: Be thankful for things you DON’T have (like crutches)
Total: 7 Coins P (4), N (1), D (2), Q (0) = $0.29