Doc and I began the day with getting routine blood tests at our Doctor’s office. Since we had fasted for 12 hours prior, Doc insisted upon going to breakfast. He has been wanting to try a new restaurant which opened earlier this year. He was happy to get his way and I was happy to find today’s penny as we left the diner.
By 9:45 a.m. we were at the Penny Palace. We were delighted to have guests Laura and Cos visit this morning. They even brought us lunch from their deli. They built their home ten years ago and could appreciate the construction process. They have been encouraging us over the past ten years and were thrilled to see our dream becoming a reality.
Today the Landscaping crew again were the only ones working at the Penny Palace. Two pallets of sandstone were delivered early this morning as well as a truckload of decomposed granite for the trails and dirt for the planter areas. The crew mortared stones in the stream, began laying the stone on the stairs, hauled and compacted the D.G. in the walkways and continued making progress.
At 1 p.m. Realtor Adrie came to take us property shopping again. We signed documents two weeks ago for Replacement Property #2. It seems the bank asset manager has been on holiday and has not processed our papers so we can proceed into escrow. We have a deadline of Jan 4th to have our exchange properties identified and are getting nervous. Thus, today we went out touring and investigating again. We looked at six homes and felt that three of them had potential. We collected ten pennies and three dimes during that four-hour tour.
The year may be winding down, but our activities certainly are not. We are Wound Up!
Total: 14 Coins P (11), N (0), D (3), Q (0) = $0.41