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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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day #883 - Helpmates

This morning Sparky assisted Doc in ‘hunting’ for breakfast at Johnny’s Burgers. He is such a great helpmate to Doc. They found a quarter. (Coin #1) Good start to the day.

Mid-morning we headed out to the jobsite to check on insulation installation. We stopped at a 7-11 store just to look for coins. There was a Sit-N-Find penny as Doc parked the car, then a dime inside the store. (Coins #2&3). The cashier was very nice and I gave her a Penny Card to explain my actions.

When we arrived at the jobsite, Framer Danny and crew were working away. The screw gun machine was fascinating (see video). Danny said screwing takes considerably more time than nailing, but should eliminate squeeky floors. They were running out of adhesive, so Sparky, Doc and I ran to Home Depot for a case of it. Such great helpmates. We found a penny there and shared the moment with cashier Marsha. (Coin #4)


Insulation was supposed to take a half a day. Yesterday the workers worked all day, then ran out of materials. So this morning they were back on the jobsite. We just missed them. I noticed quite a bit of leftover scraps around the jobsite, but didn’t take any action.

Got home to do some chores, but kept wrestling with the images of insulation scraps blowing into the neighbor’s pool. Got my gloves and knee pads and headed back to the site. Did not want to go alone, so took Dundee along. He and Pippy were great helpmates with the work.


This evening I uploaded some photos and had them printed at Target. They were printed within 15 minutes of placing my order! Norman begged to go along for the ride. We got the prints along with a dime and a penny. (Coins #5&6) Such a great helpmate. Our next stop was the grocery store for a turkey breast. He begged to be my helpmate in eating that, but Doc is Alpha Dog when it comes to food and he must eat first.

Isn’t it wonderful to have great Helpmates - and also to be one for others to count on?

Total: 6 Coins P (3), N (0), D (2), Q (1) = $0.48

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