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.
This morning we were expecting the
landscapers at 10 a.m. for some waterfall repair work. We kept ourselves busy with moving furniture,
touch-up painting, cleaning, etc.
At 12:30 p.m. the Pest Control
service guys arrived. They brushed off
cobwebs, then sprayed the perimeter of the house. Preventative maintenance from
the first week.
At 2:15 p.m. the landscapers
arrived. They adjusted the front
sprinklers and repaired the punctured hose in the stream. Tomorrow we can turn on the water and see if
the fix has worked.
There was someone clearing the
empty lot across the street. Raul said
the lot has been sold and the new owner wants to build. Been there; done that! I got a 'reasonable' quote from Raul to come across
the street and clear out our leaves and pull weeds. He is scheduled to return next week for that.
I was afraid I would be having
serious parting pains after living 30 years and putting heart and soul into the
Pomona house. This afternoon I found
myself wanting to get Pomona sold so that I could focus energy into the Penny
At 4:30 p.m. Doc and I headed
out. He stopped at the 7-11 for a
coffee. I didn't find any coins around
the store, so I went next door to the car wash.
Found one penny. Yippee! Done. (Coin
#1) One of the attendants saw me and
said, "There is a shiny one over in that direction!" I laughed.
I only walk through there maybe once a month. He said, "I remember YOU!" (Coin #2)
We next visited Rental House
#1. Doc spotted a dime in the alley
before he even stopped the van. I found
a penny. (Coins #3&4) For the next hour we worked on the sprinkler
This evening we are at the Pomona
house. Doc collected all the plastic
bottles and aluminum cans for recycling.
He agreed to spend 15 minutes working with me on packing - we tackled
one closet. While eating dinner I
chipped a tooth. Not a diversion I want to
spend time on.
Doc is experiencing serious TV
withdrawals. So this evening he declared
he wanted three hours of TV therapy.
While he is doing that, I am writing Penny Tales, cleaning out kitchen
cabinets, checking emails, and logging in 3 weeks of Penny Finds.
I was concerned that once the
construction was over, I might have fewer opportunities to share the Penny
Finding story with people. But today, I
shared with three new people and gave them Penny Cards. And those were all before even leaving the