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 23, 2011

Day #977 - Equation

By the time Doc and I arrived on site at 7:30 a.m. there was already plenty going on. Project Manager Daryl had done some clearing so that the floors were semi-clean for drywall piles. Framer Danny was outlining activities for his crew. The framing crew was working on the heavy decorative members. The drywall delivery truck driver was beginning to unstrap his load and the stocking crew had their equipment ready for action. 330 sheets of 12 ft. long sheetrock is one heavily loaded truck!

Daryl and I made a quick run to Lowe’s to obtain an exterior wall access panel. (Need to be able to access the bathtub plumbing). No panel, but one penny. My only coin for today.

We were soon back at the jobsite to address various activities.

Friend Mandy came by. She offered the penny she had just found before arriving on site. She is the person who gave me the beautiful Penny Pendant to hang in our foyer. (See Day #900). Last night I made a mock-up of that light (by using an 18” disposable catering tray) to determine a pleasing location, and today Mandy helped me hang it.

Crissa from the Fireplace shop dropped by to discuss final set up.

The drywall stocking crew placed piles of sheetrock in 9 different locations.

HVAC Brian came by to check on the laundry room venting.

A sales rep for entertainment / alarms / sound systems came by to offer his services.

The insulation company rep was checking on things and determining his next phase of work.

Stucco Tommy and his uncle came by for another walk through.

Greg the sheet metal guy came out to assess the work and provide a bid.

There was more, but you get the basic idea.

By 3 p.m. we were exhausted and headed home. Stopped at Home Depot for that access panel and more supplies.

When we finally arrived home, there were numerous emails and action items awaiting us.

Thought: Do you remember a few weeks ago when Doc said things were moving too slowly? He has not been saying that in the past two weeks.

The number of coins found in a day seems to be inversely proportional to the number of persons working on the job. Equation: More construction activity = less coin finds.

Total: 1 Penny + 1¢ from Mandy

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