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.
This morning I woke up to find the
dishes washed! I stood in the
kitchen just staring at the drying rack not knowing what to say. Was I dreaming this? Doc was waiting for my reaction. After a very long silence I said,
“Hurray! The Elves Have Finally
Moved In!!!” Doc and I both burst out
Progress in My Office
Side Note: Doc and I have an inside joke. Sometimes when Doc wakes up in the
morning and finds the dishes washed, laundry folded, bills paid, chores done,
etc. he says, “The Elves must have been here last night.” When the chores are not done, he will
say “What? Have the elves on been
on vacation this week?”
This morning Doc and I stopped at a
lighting store to see about converting some new outdoor 120V light fixtures to
12 V. The guys at the lighting
shop were of great assistance. Just before exiting the showroom, I found a penny! That was a very unusual spot to find
one. I ran back to the counter to
share the joy with some of the guys there. (Coin #1).
We stopped for a quick counter meal
and Penny #2
At the Pomona house I finally got
serious about my room. It took us
a few hours, but we managed to clear the contents from my shelves and then
disassemble the units. We loaded
up the van and then reassembled the shelves at the Penny Palace. It took a while to play with various configurations. How could I optimize the set up to
store the maximum amount of "stuff" and make it an efficient work center?
Doc's New Love
At 5:30 we got THE CALL - Doc’s new
Big Screen TV would be arriving within the hour. It took an hour for the installers to get the unit hanging
and explain ‘the basic features’ to Doc.
At the end I asked if there were
controls on the TV itself versus all those buttons on the "remote thingy". “Yes Ma’am, but really only volume and
on/off”. That’s fine ‘cause those
are the only two buttons I will probably ever use. Either to stifle the beast or turn it off.