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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Monday, November 21, 2011

Day #1,067 - Out with the Old

Out with the Old. No, I’m not getting rid of Doc -- we have a 50 year contract. Our Claremont lot closed escrow today. Thus we have officially severed the ties with those dreams, citrus trees and City requirements.


The mountains were glorious as I drove up to the Penny Palace this morning. The painters said they had another job today, so I was surprised when they arrived. They painted the Australian room, the Master Bath and Doc’s office.

Installation of the wood flooring began today. The first half of the day was spent setting up and figuring out where the wood ends and the tiles begin. The second half of the day, approximately 1/3 the Grand Room floor was installed. In case you can’t see in the video, the floor is ¾” x 5” oak plank with square pegs. It was being discontinued a few years ago, so I bought it with intentions of putting it in the Claremont dream house. We have enough material to do the Grand Room, but are just a little shy of also doing the upstairs library. Thus, I have been trying to find complimentary woods for a border up there.

Doc came to the jobsite this morning. He wanted to finish gluing the trim around those attic ladders. When he went for a lunch run, he collected a nickel at the diner and a penny from the middle of the busy street on which he was driving.

On the way home I stopped at the Dollar Store for poster-size foam core on which to do some practice painting. One penny there. (Thank Goodness).

Total: 3 Coins P (2), N (1), D (0), Q (0) = $0.07

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Much better view... way better neighbors.... right next to a school... peaceful street... there are a million good reasons why you ended up there!!!