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, July 30, 2011

Day #953 - Off Peak

I woke up at 5 a.m. thinking “Is it Monday? I want to get back to work! Rats, it’s only Saturday”. Our solar car team members used to feel that way -- we were always anxious to get back into the lab because we had a burning desire. Do you feel that way about your job? Are you excited to be there every day?


Doc and Sparky went for their coffee this morning. They also cruised the high school parking lot where they found two pennies. (Coins #1&2)

This morning Doc and I investigated some solar panels and did some other project-related tasks. Then at 1 p.m. we headed out to the jobsite. There were no cars at the Carl’s Jr. window, so Doc parked nearby while I ran past the window and retrieved 2 pennies (Coins 3&4).

There was no one working today at the jobsite, so it was merely a brief visit. Doc was taking rooftop measurements for the solar panel design. He was wondering if we could add an additional row of panels off the peak. I was trying to choose the stain color for the trusses. What is your vote? (See video)

We stopped at McDonalds before getting back on the freeway. Lunch, seven pennies, one dime. (Coins #5-12)


Next we went shopping for two upcoming bridal showers and two weddings. I like to shop “off peak” times and Saturday afternoon was not that time. It took much longer than expected. Being practical people, we purchased things like a step stool (mini-ladder to us), trash can, drawer organizers, etc. Lingerie? Crystal? Fancy kitchen gadgets? No way!

When we returned home, I sat on the sofa - and woke up three hours later! Eeks! Doc said, “Nice Nap?” I replied “No nap -- merely the second half of the 3.5 hours of sleep from last night”. I get a lot more done during the hours when Doc is sleeping so it is more efficient to work “off peak hours”. Doc is merely complying with Edison’s request to run your high energy devices during off peak hours.

And tomorrow is ANOTHER weekend day. Rats! Anxious for Monday.

Total: 12 Coins P (11), N (0), D (1), Q (0) = $0.21 Lucky 21


Mandy said...

Hey Miss Tina,
I like the mixed color stone on the right. And for the truss color, I thought the left side looked better (on the computer ;)
House looks like it's coming along!

JR said...

Job? You haven't been at your job in thirteen months. You're playing.

Left and Left, but you might want to reshoot with a still camera in the approximate lighting condiditons you expect.