Saturday, January 12, 2019

Val and Her Sixth CENT

After last week's deluge of pennies, I was ready for Even Steven to show me a drought. He showered me with a consolation prize, though.

MONDAY, January 7th, I had lunch with favorite gambling aunt. After overstaying our welcome at Pizza Hut from 11:00 to 2:25, I peeled off a couple extra dollars to add to the tip, and headed to pick up some scratchers at the new Casey's. Which is actually the old Waterside Mart. Not my favorite place, seeing as how the standards have dropped, the scratcher selection has gone to pot, and the different workers are not as cheery.

Can't complain this time, though, because even without their race car driver ad for pizza on the front of the counter... I was able to snap a picture of TWO coins waiting just for ME!

I had to snap my pictures in a hurry, and skedaddle between the two coins to make sure nobody rudely intruded to scoop one up. Not that they would. Like everyday manners, coins are something that people younger than me don't seem to have much use for!

I first harvested that face-down 2002 nickel, since it was five times as important as the penny. Not really. I appreciate all my found coins equally. It just made sense to grab the nickel first, since standing in front of the penny, by the register, protected it while I was in the midst of my transaction.

My face-down penny remained happily unmolested until I could lift him to my shirt pocket. He's pretty shiny for a 2013.

With a layer of snow growing by the minute, I don't think I'll be getting out on Saturday morning for a 44 oz Diet Coke. My penny harvest will end here, with my sixth cent.

2019 Running Total
Penny  # 8.
Dime at 0
Nickel  # 2
Quarter  # 1

Penny  131
Dime  17
Nickel  6
Quarter  1

2017 TOTALS (Started in March, 2017)
Penny  78
Dime   6
Nickel  0
Quarter  0


  1. This running collection will be fascinating.

    1. I told Hick I need a new penny goblet to handle 2019. The other one he found me is full. He's on the case.

  2. No more pennies until the snow melts, I can understand that, but how will you get your daily dose of diet coke?

    1. Hick went out for breakfast in the thick of the snowstorm, and brought me one (by request, of course, it's not like he'd think of it himself). It was a lesser 44 oz Diet Coke, from Orb K. Still better than not having one.

  3. I saw a beat up penny today while dropping my son at the train station to for his trip to UNH to get smart. I almost let it go then decided, "What would Val do?" and picked it I did not take a picture, that would be crazy.

    1. Baby steps. I'll have you taking a picture eventually.

  4. I am snowbound, too. Hope you find twice as many when the snow clears.

    1. I've got all week...the snow can't last forever.

  5. You've found over 200 pennies!! You are rich!!