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

Thursday, May 9, 2013

April Data

Recently the Penny Finding has been a little quieter due to the Sasha Project.  Yet, nearly every day when I leave the house, I find a coin.  And Doc has been finding an unusually high number of quarters. 

The fun times with the Penny Angels continue.  For instance:  Last Sunday.  While Doc was getting his Starbucks coffee, I walked around the parking lot.  I began a Sing Song “Hey Penny Angels won’t you come out to play? Come out to play? Come out to play…”  Within one minute I had a Penny!  When telling Doc the story, I said, “I’m surprised the Angels provided me with a penny so quickly instead of putting in earplugs and not listening to my awful singing!”  Doc’s response, “Are you kidding?  They wanted to provide you that coin ASAP so that you would keep quiet and not sing or pester them for the rest of the day!”

Shortly thereafter I found a dime and a nickel.  Of course I was saying “Angels, we just need a quarter for that “Hit for the Cycle. It has been a while …”

We next stopped at a grocery store.  I took a phone call just as we arrived, so I walked and talked in the parking lot while Doc did the shopping.  My conversation with W was getting a bit ‘lively’ when I spotted a penny!  I told him I was reaching to retrieve the coin, when I spotted a second, then a third!  I reassured W it was a sign that the Angels were with him.

On the way home, Doc turned off the main road. I was not expecting that.  It was merely to get fuel. While Doc was pumping petrol, I was searching.  Didn’t see any coins in the usual areas.  Then, just as I was about to quit, I spotted the quarter!  It was standing vertically against a light-colored concrete curb off to the side.  That made a Hit for the Cycle!

Lesson: When the answers aren’t obvious or just laying in front of you as you expect (or want them to be), take a look around.  They may be right beside you and a little more subtle.

For You Data Nerds … for a few months I did not log the Finds.  (I was tired of doing that for several years).  Could not handle the lack of data.  Tracking again.

April Coin Count:   59 Coins            P(35), N(4), D(9), Q(11) = $4.20

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought nerds were nerds. Here's some computer nerdism as opposed to data nerdism (even though it's about data):
Bit = smallest amount of computer data
Byte = 8 times that