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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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day #1,307 - Uncle Doc's B-day

Kidz Week had passed way too quickly.  This morning the Boyz packed their gear and were ready to go.  Oma Karrin called to say the Girlz were still sleeping so we should arrive as late as we could.  The Boyz figured that was an opportunity to visit another Big Lots store for Angry Birds erasers and then make a final Starbucks run.

We arrived at Oma’s house shortly after 10 a.m. (versus the 9:30 we had planned).  I found one penny out in the street as we were loading the van.  (Coin #1).

Wheels Surprise

Lunch was an All-you-can-eat buffet in Palmdale.  During lunch son Brian called in from York, England to wish Doc a Happy Birthday.

We arrived in Tehachapi just after 2 p.m.  My brother Greg and his wife Val were at the construction site for their new home.  They are just a few months behind us with their building project.  We had planned to surprise them by placing the two huge wagon wheels with ribbons by their front door.  But they caught us.  It was fun.  Now their house has wheels as does the Penny Palace.  I was going to get just one wheel for my brother, but as Ashley so insightfully said, “It takes Two to carry a load”.  How true of a marriage.

Doc's Bday Cake
At 4:30 we headed back to the Kidz’s house.  They showed us their Lego projects, toy guns, guitars, and trampoline.  Little Jamie brought me two pennies to add to my collection.  Valerie and Greg prepared a delicious BBQ dinner of steak, stuffed potatoes, and salad plus a cake for Uncle Doc’s Birthday.  We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner overlooking the hills and animals.  At 7:30 we headed home (we had planned to leave at 6 p.m.).

Of course Doc needed to visit a Starbucks before getting on the freeway.  I collected one dime there.  (Coin #2).   We next stopped at a gas station so that I could fuel Pippy. Quarter.  (Coin #3).  Half way home we stopped to get Doc a soda, one penny there.  (Coin #4).

Doc was not thrilled to be driving in separate vehicles - especially on his Birthday evening.  He was also concerned about staying awake while driving alone. He needn’t have worried.  My mom (Mother-in-Law) called him and chatted for a while. That kept him quite alert.  J

Total:   4  Coins        P (2), N (0), D (1), Q (1) = $0.37

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