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.
With Doc’s co-workers arriving
tomorrow, he was more motivated to get things done today!One of the first things was to hang
“Doc’s Alley” sign over the coffee bar.Then he hung the “Elf Quarters” sign upstairs
Upstairs Shades Hung
At 9:50 a.m. Curtain Hanger Kevin
arrived - a few minutes early.He
worked at full speed for the next 4 hours.Drapery Brian arrived after 10 a.m. He supervised Kevin and
drank coffee with Doc.
The next 4 hours were a blur of
activity as we moved from room to room hanging all the window coverings in this
first batch.(Some were not ready
yet).What a difference a little
bit of fabric makes!The window
coverings really cut down on the blazing sun.The flooring is already showing sun damage.The window coverings also softened the
look of the rooms and improved the room acoustics.
Moments after Kevin and Brian left,
Cleaning Maribel arrived.For the
next 5 hours we cleaned and moved and prepared.We set up tables and chairs, moved boxes and files, and
I was expecting the 17 upholstered
chairs at 5:30 p.m.When Jose
called this morning he said he would deliver them at the end of the day.At 4 p.m. he called to say the chairs
would not be ready today.He would
work on them tonight and deliver them in the morning.That is really pushing it.
By the time Maribel left after 7
p.m. Doc and I were both hungry.Doc refused to do any more work until he had been fed.We hopped in the van and headed for
dinner.Stopped just before
getting on the freeway.Found a
dime as I walked through the vacant Jacks drive-up window.(Coin #1).Then I found a penny at the car wash;Doc found two pennies there.(Coins #2-4)
I could not resist peeking in the
7-11 store.Five pennies
We had a counter meal at a little
Mediterranean café.Doc found one
penny there (Coin #10).
When we got home, Doc was motivated
to clean his office!Then he set
up the coffee station for tomorrow’s Mechanical Engineering Annual Department