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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Joyfully, Tina

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day #1,111 - Sturdy Boots

8:00 Post Office

8:10 Starbucks - one penny (Coin #1)

8:15 Long red traffic signal. 7-11 on the corner. I hopped out of van, went inside, collected a penny and was back in the van as Doc made the right turn. (Coin #2).

8:30 Storage Unit

8:50 Medical doctor’s office. Routine physical exam plus examination of left toe which has been hurting for 7 months now. I’ve been keeping it taped and wearing my sturdy boots for 6 months, but the pain is not getting any better. X-rays said yes, something unusual there. Could have been a fracture. “Keep wearing those sturdy boots”.

11:00 Bank inspector Alex on site. He is such a pleasure to work with. Student at a local college who wants to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona for Architecture.

11:20 Answer painter’s questions and get paint for Aussie room soffit.

11:40 Work with electrical guys. Three guys working all day.

12:00 Interface with Landscape architect and his latest updates and questions.

12:15 Sturdy Boot Failure. After 15 years of service which included hiking the Grand Canyon and being worn every day for the past 9 months, one of my work boots finally came unglued. Not good timing. Duct tape to the rescue.

12:30 Planning session with Tile Bob and Daryl. Finalize plans for countertops and back splashes so I can calculate, then obtain needed materials.

2:30 Electrical guys said if we would get the track light fixtures today, they could install before leaving. Urgent dash to lighting shop.

2:45 Stop for petrol, one dime and 7 pennies. (Coins #3-10)

3:30 Lighting Shop

4:00 Back to jobsite to work with electrical guys

4:30 I was wondering how to move scaffolding out of the Aussie room. Once again HVAC Brian must have picked up on that thought, because he and daughter Serenity arrived at the front door just as Doc and I began moving the long planks. Brian seems to “COINcidentally” appear many times just when we need a third set of hands. Thank You Angels for transmitting that request.

6:15 Lock up gates

6:50 Stop at Irish fish and chip shop

7:30 Arrived home to find Chenski on the doorstep. He was one of our solar car team leaders 20 years ago and now lives out of state, so we do not see him very often. I did not have time for idle chit-chat, so I put him right to work in trying to fix my boot! Then Doc saturated the poor guy with videos of the Penny Palace. Like watching someone’s vacation videos.

9:30 Chenski left. Doc and I began dealing with emails, termite reports, counter offers, insurance bills, 1031 exchange documents, lighting timers, fix up work, today's video, etc.

Thought: Having a firm foothold throughout each day makes for less agitation to the body each night.

Total: 10 Coins P (9), N (0), D (1), Q (0) = $0.19

1 comment:

JR said...

Really, the duct tape would have been more engineery. Maybe you should put it back as a decoration.

We need a video update on the eight-, ten-days-tops backyard project.