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, May 31, 2012

Day #1,259 - Doorbell Testing

The dogs again woke us before 6 a.m. since the daylight was streaming full strength into the bedroom.  Then once they went outside and then I fixed their breakfast, they pretty much slept the rest of the day.  Work Like a Dog.
Desk Assembly

This morning I was expecting Breck, the window repair guy to arrive at 8:30 a.m.  Doc always wants me to shower after he does so that I have to wipe down everything.  This morning at 7:45 he still had not taken his shower and I was getting frustrated with him.  Just before 8 a.m. Doc headed to take his shower.  At 8 a.m. the doorbell rang!  It was Breck ready to get to work.  I sure wasn’t!  I was still in pajamas!  Handyman George was OK to be in PJs ‘cause he’s almost getting to be like family.  But I was planning to be in “work mode” for this other guy. 

Breck and I began working on the faulty window replacement and down-sizing all the bug screens so that they would fit properly.  Around 8:20 the doorbell rang!  It was project Manager Daryl dropping in to see how the move was going.  Sure.  This was beginning to feel like a pajama party!

Window Repair
Doc went off to school around 11:30.  Shortly thereafter, the doorbell rang!  It was a Pest Control Serviceman trying to get new customers.  We spent quite a bit of time assessing the outside of the house for potential areas of insect or rodent infestations.

I was once again trying to get some work done when the doorbell rang. It was one of the roofing guys.  They were back to complete the roof repair work.

A short time later the doorbell rang!  It was a delivery service. Could not remember ordering anything to be shipped to this address.  Ahh yes!  It was the two oak coverplates for the posts on the spiral staircase.  Have not even thought about the staircase project in a week.  That one has moved off the top ten list.

Roof Repair
Finally at 2:30 I was able to leave and head to the Pomona house. It took me at least an hour to empty four little bathroom drawers.  Having a tough time just throwing things into the trash. But there is way too much stuff!  At one point I was getting very discouraged.  I stood up and found a $100 bill under my backside!  I must have stashed it away in one of the drawers for a special use.  Nice to hatch money.  I took that as encouragement from the Angels to Keep Cleaning!

Of course I checked emails and responded as needed.  Then I spent a few minutes trying to find a repair service for the glass cake top.

The next two hours were spent paying first of the month bills and taking care of financial stuff.

By 8:30 p.m. it was time to lock up and get some lunch.   Realized I still needed to find a coin for today.  Hmmm…  Where to go?

This morning after my shower I was searching for clean underwear.  The ones I had packed in my suitcase for the past few days were now all gone.  I could not find my packed box with the rest of them.  I have ALL of Doc’s clothes nicely hanging or put away on the shelves or properly placed in dresser drawers. My clothes are in about 7 boxes and I’m not sure where all those are.  Today I searched at the Pomona house thinking for sure the box I was seeking was still in the Master Bedroom there. No such luck.  It seems to have disappeared.  It makes me wonder ….  For months Doc has been threatening to throw away at least half my undies because they have holes and the elastic is so worn out.  Perhaps he really did it?  Anyhow, tonight I went to Target for a 6-pack of new ones.

As I walked from my truck into the store I was doing a SingSong.  Told the Angels I MUST find a coin there.  Upon entering the store I looked around the customer service area, the Starbucks coffee center, the snack area and past each of the 14 check-out lanes.  No coins!  I was getting a little nervous at this point.  So I was a little more stern with the Angels.  “Look guys.  You can not end this Penny Finding streak on a bland day like today.  You need to produce before I leave this store!”  Within moments, I spotted a very shiny new penny.  Whew!  Thanks.

I proceeded with purchasing the one item I came for.  There was a second beautiful and shiny penny at check-out.

God’s 2¢ worth for me today.

Around 9 p.m. Doc stopped at the grocery store on his way home from school for some ice cream - and two pennies.

God’s 2¢ worth for Doc today.

I thought we were all finished with the “construction phase” and could now slow down just a bit.  Between the window repair, screen replacement, roof repairs and numerous other projects, things have not slowed any!  There is still much to do such as putting in ceiling lights in Doc’s office, finishing the staircase, caulking, painting, and getting internet service here!

This evening I arrived home to find the waterfall gushing water.  It was gushing when I left this morning, but I thought it was the refill valve. Not the case.  Doc shut down the water line.  I texted the landscape architect and the project manager around 10 p.m.  Each of them replied within minutes and have corresponded numerous times since then.  This Penny Palace is a special place.  People use their hearts to deal with it regardless of the time clock.  Heavenly and Earthly Angels keep a watch over it.

Total:    4  Pennies


Anonymous said...

Hello Tina. Would be nice me to test your doorbell one of the day.
Sasha from Russia :)

JR said...

Those Spanish tiles are rat-highways. You'll have an attic full in no time.

Talk about your eleventh-hour angel intervention. There were 10 hours and 12 minutes left to hit-for-the-cycle this month. An earlier trip to the credit union got a penny, dime and quarter, but I hadn't seen a nickel since April 2. I'd been saying "nickel" all the way back from lunch, when there! next to the vending machine it was: the requested nickel. The day - and the month- were saved.

PennyFinders said...

Hopefully the Roofer has sealed all the edges properly.

Sounds like you are testing the "verbalizing and manifesting" theory. COINcidence?