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

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Day #1,289 - Elves?

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 laughing.

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?”


Professional Installers
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.

Total:    2 Pennies

1 comment:

JR said...

Tina cooks again? (Remember the crock-pot?). Throwing away plates and utensils is not proper environmental stewardship.