|Hit for the Cycle|
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Day #1,266 - School's Out
Doc began his day having breakfast with his son and grandson. He found a quarter outside the restaurant when leaving. (Coin #1) Son Stephen drove and paid for breakfast. After eating they stopped at Steve's house to pick apricots. Doc came home feeling quite good about the day so far.
At 10:15 we headed for the Pomona house. Doc downloaded photos and video while I took the collected beverage containers to the recycling station. Got one penny there (Coin #2). Doc's van was really dirty, and he kept saying it needed washing, but did not do anything about it. So I stopped at a car spa. Looked around the waiting area and found a penny. (Coin #3). I looked over that small patio three times carefully, then sat down to wait for the van. Looked to my left and saw a bright and obvious penny! (Coin #4)
I hurried back to the house with the van so Doc could be at school by Noon. Today he gave his second Final Exam. That means we are in for a very busy next few days as he works to get 767 pages graded.
For dinner we went to Sizzler. As we were pulling away Doc said, "We didn't find any coins here". As he backed the van out of the parking stall, I spotted a penny where we had been parked! (Coin #5)
Total: 5 Coins P (4), N (0), D (0), Q (1) = $0.29
Note: Doc does not like sorting and organizing stuff, so I asked him to do the vacuuming instead. While cleaning the bedroom loveseat he unearthed 3 pennies, one nickel, one dime and one quarter! A Hit for the Cycle! But those do not count as 'real finds'. Similar to finding coins in pockets or purses - the coins are already yours.