Find a penny, pick it up, and all day you'll have good luck.
Find a penny, leave it lay, and you will live to rue the day.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
I Found a Penny in the Parking Lot
Today I got a wild hair and did a bunch of little projects around the house. I guess it started last night when I pulled out the basket where I "file" most of my papers (bills, receipts, etc.). I hate filing, so this basket method works fine for me.
Here's how it works: When I get a bill or a piece of a paper I have to keep, after I take care of it (pay the bill, read the paper, whatever), I stick it in the basket. Then every once in a while, I pull out the basket (it sits under my printer table) and make piles on the floor of all of the papers. Then I pull out my little filing box and file the stuff in the correct folder. I always have leftover piles too, stuff to shred, stuff to read, plenty to just recycle. I hadn't done anything with the papers since last October! I knew the basket was getting full!
So, then today, after I washed the dishes, I took the drip pans off the stove and stuck them in plastic bags with some ammonia. If you leave them overnight, you can supposedly rinse away the gunk the next morning. We'll see. It can't make them any worse! Then I changed the furnace/AC filter. Then I shredded the papers from my filing spree last night. I usually weed out old bills that I don't need to keep, etc., when I file and I had quite a pile to shred.
After I took the bag out to the recycling dumpster, I walked around the parking lot. It's really cool and breezy here this evening. Perfect weather! And I spotted a penny in the parking lot!
So, are you a better filer than me? You can't be much worse. I probably should file my stuff more often but I always know where it is.
This Found Money FACTS: Denomination: 1 penny Year: 2002 U.S. Mint: D
Condition: Tarnished, dinged up but not bad Total found money to date for 2012: $2.17