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

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day #1,286 - Wild and Wet

It's really easy to report the Progress of Charter Cable Service Today -- ZERO!!!  Doc and I waited all day, but Anthony never returned as promised.  And he never left a way for us to get in contact with him.

Keep Digging

At 8 a.m. a Gas Company rep arrived to mark out their lines.  That was triggered by the phone company permit request, but those gas lines were already marked two weeks ago.

At 8:15 a.m. the Phone Company bury crew returned.  They dug and dug and dug until they had a hole at least 6 ft. deep.  No signs of their cable. 

8:45 a.m. Dick (whom we met on Sign Off Day) came walking by.  That was a nice break from dealing with the utility frustrations.
Full Crew

9:45 a.m. Neighbor Craig walked over to say he had seen the cable and phone lines when we placed our conduit next to the fence line on our side.  Keep digging ...

11:00 a.m. Phone Dave returned with a new guy Dan.  Dan tracked the phone line and Gus and Eric began digging Hole #2.

2:45 p.m.  The crew busted a sprinkler line in the equestrian trail.  Not a welcome detour at this point.  Gus did not have the proper size PVC pipe or couplers to make the needed repairs and I did not have any in my stock either.  An emergency run was made to Home Depot for supplies.

4 p.m.  The Phone Bury crew wrapped up and Doc and I headed out.  We stopped for petrol before getting on the freeway.  I spotted one penny before opening my van door and then a second one while Doc was pumping the fuel.  (2 Coins)

Our next stop was IKEA for a few shelving pieces and a romantic dinner in the store cafeteria.  Beautiful sunset view of the 10 freeway beside us.

We quickly stopped at a hardware store for some metal brackets.  We visited the Pomona house to bring in the mail, download photos and other tasks.  Then we headed home to work on those shelves which proved to be more involved than we expected.  Glitches.

Total:    2 Pennies

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