Today Doc and I had plenty of things to do, but no time-specific appointments. After working in the yard, doing some chores, and having lunch, Doc gave me a choice: nap or Home Depot? I chose AND, not OR (both choices)! So we napped for an hour and then headed out after 3 p.m.
I told the Angels, “It’s OK to find a coin or two, but please nothing too interesting which I would then need to share with everyone. I don’t want to write today.” They were not cooperative.
Doc insisted upon getting a coffee before proceeding with our errands. He lured me into Starbucks by promising to do a planning session with me. That was actually productive in planning the next few weeks and projects.
While we were seated inside Starbucks, I looked several times out the window at the drive thru area. There were always cars there, but I could see a quarter! Doc and I got back in the van and started driving away. There was a gap in traffic at the drive thru window! So I had Doc halt while I unbuckled and went back for the quarter .. and a nickel and a penny! That meant we only needed a dime in order to have a Hit for the Cycle.
Target was the next store and we found 2 pennies. Finally we made it to Home Depot for the plastic piping, air filters and one penny.
The windshield of the van was dangerously dirty, so we stopped at the gas station to wash it and quickly fuel the van. I spotted a shiny penny before even getting out of the van, but still no dime. So I began saying, “Dime, Dime, Dime, Dime …” I repeated that request probably 50 times. Inside the convenience store I found 4 pennies and the Dime!! Yipee. Done Deal.
The sun was setting and Doc romantically suggested that we walk next door to the car wash. I said, “We were there 2 days ago, found dozens of coins, and really did a thorough search. I doubt we will find much there”. Doc said, “You’ll see - we will”.
Instantly we found three pennies and a nickel before getting to the car wash. For fun we went our separate ways. While Doc searched the auto prep area, I searched the planters and waiting area. I spotted a dime under a bench, then a second, then a third! All under the same bench! The Angels sure delivered on that dime request.
Doc came back to the van with one dime, one nickel and 13 pennies. (15 coins). I returned to the van with 11 pennies and my 3 dimes (14 coins). There were 29 coins in total. Coin Mine!
Lesson: Do not doubt the capabilities of the Angels. They enjoy a cheerful play session.
We made a quick stop at the grocery store. There were 5 more coins outside that store and in the parking lot - including another dime! That made a total of SIX dimes.
Lesson: ASK! The Universe will deliver.
Lesson: Learn to think bigger. I asked for one dime and the Angels delivered six!
Coin Count: 46 Coins 37 (P), 2 (N), 6 (D), 1 (Q) = $1.32
Hit for the Cycle