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.
Miracle! This latest cable company supervisor actually
called us back! She has “expedited our
order” (after 5 weeks?). She has
arranged for the bury crew to lay the lines Monday between 8 and 12 and then
for service to be connected Monday between 1 and 5. Her name -- Penny!
I called Mike - the one cable guy
who initially came out and seemed to know what he was doing. I asked him if he could come out to do the
connection (versus the first guy who told us our equipment was not what he
needed and we would need to have our electrician modify things). When Mike came out he told us our equipment
was more advanced and professional than the typical phone lines and he was
impressed. It would make his connections
so much easier and cleaner.
While I put sealer coat #1 on the
staircase handrail, Doc installed the Master Bath towel rings and toilet paper
holder. Yipee! Some progress.
Handrail Sealer First Coat
Towel Ring Installation
Early afternoon we headed for the
Pomona house. We only had 1.5 hours
there since we had a 4 p.m. meeting back at the Penny Palace. I managed to send some faxes, respond to some
emails, place a product order or two, and deal with some necessary Property
Management calls and action items. Going
to the Pomona house now is somewhat like going to ‘the job’ each day.
We did make a quick stop at a store
to get a needed greeting card. As I was
paying for it, I noticed a dime and quarter across the aisle and peeking out
from under the change counting kiosk. I
quickly dove for those and emerged with those two coins, plus 2-3 more! So I stuck my hand underneath just to see
what else might be there (with hopes that I would find coins versus chewing gum
or spiders). Total: 2 pennies, 2 dimes, and 3 quarters!
I shared my find with the cashier
who was waiting for me to make payment.
I also gave him a Penny Card. He
shared how his Grandfather would go walking as his health was failing him and
how he collected a whole jar of coins.
His family now sees coin finds as a sign from Grandpa.
Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage
By 4 p.m. Doc and I were back at
the Penny Palace to work. Raul had come
to do some yard maintenance. He sucked
up the leaves (since there is no grass to mow) and treated the weeds. Doc and I trimmed and tied up the front
Wisteria, put expanding foam where the AC lines penetrate the house, and did a
few other outside fix ups.
At 6 p.m. Raul left. Doc and I showered quickly in order to
Celebrate with Project Manager Daryl and his wife Daniela. They had invited family and friends to share
their Joy at a 25th Anniversary picnic in their back yard. Nice.
Framer Danny and Tile Bob were also present, so it was a great time to
thank them for their part in the Penny Palace and let them know about our
experiences since move in last month.