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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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day #1,311 - Not Standard

I wrote and posted two Penny Tales this morning.  Trying desperately to catch up.  Lots of chores around the house, then headed out at 3:45 p.m.
Changing Lightbulbs

Doc insisted upon stopping at the 7-11 store for coffee before we reached the freeway.  I collected one penny inside and he got his silver coin when he walked out.  (Coins #1&2)

We worked at the Pomona house until 6:30.  One task was to change out the old fluorescent light bulbs in the kitchen.  Not so easy.  It was challenging to get the old bulbs out and the new ones in.  Then we discovered that one of the four electronic ballasts was bad.  Ugg.  Will address that tomorrow when George comes over again.

Installing Towel Rack

Stopped for a Mexican counter meal.  Doc spotted a Sit-N-Find penny as he pulled up to the diner.  I found another penny when I walked around to the drive up window.  (Coins #3&4).

When we conducted our Sunday night grocery shopping Doc collected a double penny (2 stuck together) at the coin counting kiosk.  Evidently the machine didn’t like fat coins.  (Coins #5&6)

I have a long lists of “Quickies for Doc” posted in the kitchen.  Those are 15-20 minute tasks which he could be helpful with (instead of watching TV or if he wants to score ‘Brownie points’ with me).  Tonight Doc offered to tackle one of them - the towel rack in the Master Bath.  According to the box, one at a time you just pull out the hinge pins of the standard bathroom door, drop on the towel rack, and replace the hinges.  Easy. Simple. No tools needed except a screw driver and punch to get the hinges out.  Wrong.  Nothing at the Penny Palace is standard.  Of course we had to measure and drill new holes to fit the spacing on our door.  Doc was not excited.

Total:   6  Coins        P (5), N (0), D (1), Q (0) = $0.15

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