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 26, 2012

Day #1,133 - Decisions

Today it seemed like there were so many decisions to be made: tile colors and style, walkway outlines, concrete color, boulder placement, lighting placement, tile cut locations, flooring layouts, cabinet stain, door styles, cabinet hardware, floor tile, countertops, moldings, concrete saw cuts, and on and on. The number of questions and decisions was somewhat overwhelming.

8:00 a.m. Placed order for kitchen counter tile at tile store

8:30 a.m. Stopped at 7-11 store for banana and two pennies (Coins #1&2)

8:45 a.m. Met with Finish Carpenter

9:15 a.m. - 6 p.m. At job Site

Handyman George worked on the Grand Room belly band, the tile pedestals under the topiary trees, and the tile base in the Aussie hallway.

Electrical team ran wiring from garage to lawn shed, from house to driveway gate area, and installed a line to the Arbor.

Concrete Team was finalizing details for tomorrow’s pour and continuing the preparations for the driveway.

Landscape Rod was on site to check on things before tomorrow’s concrete pour.

Flooring team completed the upstairs solid wood planking! Now all the flooring in the house is in place -- except for my tile stream.

I was having difficulty keeping up with all the questions and decisions, so at 10:30 a.m. I called Doc and ‘politely requested’ that he come to assist. (Read between the lines there). He stopped at Starbucks on his way over. One penny in the parking stall next to where he parked, then a dime as he came back out of the cafĂ©. He must have walked right over it when entering the store. (Coins #3&4)

6:30 p.m. Doc stopped for dinner on his way home. A penny spotted when going through the drive-thru, then a dime spotted as he was retrieving the penny. (Coins #5&6)

7:00 p.m. Meeting with contractor for Rental #2. I chose kitchen cabinets, kitchen counters, tile flooring, laminate flooring, bathroom vanities and counters, plus more. All in 30 minutes! So why has it taken me months of investigation and planning to make similar material decisions for the Penny Palace?

Total: 6 Coins P (4), N (0), D (2), Q (0) = $0.24

1 comment:

JR said...

Awesome sunrise.