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.
It was frustrating to take my day
in slow motion. I was so very grateful
that the Penny Palace has no steps either inside the house or leading to the
main exterior doors. (The spiral
staircase does not count). It sure made
getting around the house or showering much easier with the injured leg.
This morning Doc graded papers
while I did small tasks around the Penny Palace and tried to stay off my leg
(for at least a few minutes every hour).
I worked out a deal with Doc. I
would let him grade for 50 minutes out of every hour without pestering him if
he would then work with me for the remaining 10 minutes. That way I could get boxes moved, light bulbs
changed, tall things put on shelves, etc.
At 1 p.m. we headed to the Pomona
house. Stopped for coffee and two
pennies. (Coins #1-2). Then stopped at the next shopping center
where we found a dime and three pennies.
(Coins #3-6). Doc dropped me off
to get started on the work and Penny Tales while he went for lunch and a
nickel. (Coin #7)
Around 6 p.m. we locked up the
Pomona house. Doc cruised through the
High School parking lot on the way to the freeway. Two pennies there. (Coins #8&9) Then I asked to detour to a 99¢ store. One dime there. (Coin #10).
As we were driving away, Doc spotted a Sit-N-Find penny. (Coin #11).
The first discount store did not have what I was looking for, so Doc
offered to stop at the Dollar store. One
penny there. (Coin #12).
As we were driving down the freeway
for home, I made the mistake of saying to Doc, “We have cruised high school
parking lots, but never the College parking lot which is within walking
distance of the Penny Palace.” He
replied, “You want to cruise there? It
is sunset and quite lovely right now.” I
said, “No. I just want to get home, feed the dogs, and put my leg up.” Too
late. Doc had an outbreak of Penny Fever. He cruised the parking lot. We collected 5 pennies and one nickel. (Coins #13-18). One penny had been tar-sealed over and Doc
had to chisel it out. Such a daring
18 Coins P (14), N (2), D (2),
Q (0) = $0.44