Saturday, December 26, 2020

Anybody Else CENTS a Chance of a New Record?

Will Val eclipse last year's penny harvest total? Right now, she's beaten the dime record AND the nickel record. Quarters are a lost hope. Dang! People were quarter-pinchers this year. But there's still the possibility of a PENNY victory. Two will tie, and three will break that record! Who would have thought that it would come down to the wire like this? Especially with one of Val's ample rumps tied behind her back due to the Stay-At-Home-Down part of the year!

This week was off to a premature start on SATURDAY, December 19, after the Saturday CENTSus had gone to post. I was back at the scene of the close-parker, the Backroads Casey's. Outsmarting any more such door-jammers, I parked beside a car already there, leaving myself plenty of room. And there was a surprise waiting for me!

Problem was, my rightful penny was underneath that JEEP Cherokee! It's around the 4 o'clock position from that giant spot. The whole time I was inside, I was plotting how to harvest that penny. It's not like I carry a car-creeper to roll under vehicles and nab coins. But I DO carry a long-handled ice-scraper (a must for T-Hoe owners) that lengthens my arm by about two feet, and is good at scraping. DUH! It's a SCRAPER, by cracky!

Of course I looked around, all surreptitiously, to make sure nobody appeared too interested in my exploits. Then I yanked open T-Hoe's back door, and grabbed my royal blue scraper with the foamy soft hand grip, and dragged out this face-down 1968 Abe Lincoln. Nothing to see here!
SUNDAY, December 20, I went into Orb K for the first time in over 6 months. My former hotbed of loose pennies and unswept floor detritus did not let me down!

No penny can hide from VAL behind a price sticker! My toe scooted that heads-up 2013 penny into the open, to be ample-rumpused forthwith! Out of respect for the line behind me, I did not stop for a closeup. 
That's 2 PENNIES this week, for an addition of 2 CENTS in my Future Pennyillionaire Dessert Dish Goblet. It's been a pretty good year for coining...

Penny       # 131, 132.
Dime         still at 25.
Nickel       still at 10.
Quarter    still at 1.

Penny     134
Dime        20
Nickel        8
Quarter      5


  1. I think I will call you hawkeye. Pennies add up to dollars. you know.

    1. If it's meant for me, I'll find it! My best day ever (for penny-finding) was when I found about 17 pennies scattered in the road down by our mailboxes!

  2. I found two five cent pieces a week before Christmas and thought about posting a photo of them, but I didn't photograph them on the floor where I found them, so there's no real proof. At the checkout of a local supermarket, I dropped my pen and when I bent to pick it up I saw the five cent piece and as I reached to pick it up I spied another a short distance away, so reached a bit further and got it.

    1. I believe you! Genius is the one who says, "Pics or it didn't happen!"

      Good for you, finding TWO coins at once. Without even having to use an ice-scraper to pick them up!

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    1. Isn't it exciting to find one? Like a special surprise, meant just for you!

  4. Fingers crossed for mores pennies before 2020 is but a memory.

    1. Shh... not to let the cat out of the bag, but I'm halfway there!