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, October 3, 2012

Day #1,384 - Value of Time

Laundry Countertop

This morning one goal was to find the Laundry Room counter.  The surface had not been seen since it was installed.  That was actually accomplished by 10 a.m.   Next I was going to work on the Aussie room, but I never made it that far.  There were emails and other things with which to deal.

The window coverings are to arrive Friday - nothing like the last minute. Our newly re-upholstered chairs are to arrive Friday as well.

At 1:30 p.m. I left the house.  First stop was the sign shop for the vinyl lettering (Scullery, Dungeon, etc.)  Then a quick stop at a home improvement store for more spray paint.  After paying for my merchandise I spotted a small portion of a penny peeking out from under a cabinet.  It had actually been painted when the cabinet was painted.  It took me about 5 minutes and various tools to pry it out of there.  (Coin #1) Doc noted that would translate to an income of 12 cents per hour! Two cashiers were witness to the comedy.  After that, a penny appeared on the floor as I was leaving the store.  (Coin #2)

I stopped at the Print Shop and then a few minutes at the Pomona house to fill the ponds.

Doc and Plumber Bryon
The next stop was a bulk supply store for all the disposable items (plates, cups, utensils, table cloths, napkins, etc.)  I did not see any coins while waiting in the check-out line.  I made my purchase and turned to look behind me.  There was a shiny penny!  Mushroom coin.  (Coin #3)

Phantom Plumber arrived at 5:30.  I had a list of 3 tasks for him.  Those took him maybe a total of 7-8 minutes.  He was here for 45 minutes.  That’s what is so great about this project. The subs are all fantastic people and we enjoy time with them.

On the way home from school, Doc stopped for gas.  After filling his tank, Doc was “nearly blinded” by a new penny shining in the sun in front of his van.

Got an email from Realtor Adrie.  Things are proceeding well with sale of Pomona house.  Buyer is requesting a two week extension on escrow to complete inspections and loan appraisal.

For the past two nights from midnight to 3 a.m., former student Kevin and I have been working on the Open House video.  Hopefully it is done now and tonight we can get more sleep!

Total:  4 Pennies

1 comment:

JR said...

Breezeway Quarter. Finds three days in a row.