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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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.
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.
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
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.