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Monday, October 29, 2012

Found 1 Penny in the Parking Lot

Today I cleaned the litter box. Oh joy!  It's not a fun job but always nice when it's done. I took the trash out and then scoped out the parking lot. I found a penny!
 
This Found Money Facts:

Denomination: 1 penny

Year:  1994


U.S. Mint:  none
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.22

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Found Eleven Cents

Today the power went off after a loud "BOOM" so I decided to go run a few errands. Of course the gate wouldn't open since the power was off so I was trapped in my complex. But a couple of guys got 'er done. They took the cover off the motor mechanism and turned some little crank to open the gate. Yay!

I went to Fry's and found a penny in an empty checkout lane. Yay! Then I went to Dollar Tree and found a dime on the floor while waiting in line to check out. Yay!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go with a Fairy Princess and Ninja to trick or treating at the library. What fun! I made these costumes for my grandkids. 

I started with a dress pattern for the princess dress. My granddaughter helped design the fairy belt we made from eyelet ribbon with rick rack and ribbon sewn around it. 

Mr. Ninja's outfit started from a pajama pattern. I altered it so the top wrapped around, and I made two "head pieces":  a scarf/hat and a piece to cover his mouth. What fun!

They each picked out the fabric at the fabric store, choose their accessories (belt and ninja gear for him, and wings and wand for her). We had lots of fun making these special costumes!
 
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny, 1 dime
Year:  2008, 2004
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition: both nice and shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.21

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Found a Penny at the Desert Botanical Garden

Today I went to the Desert Botanical Garden with my daughter-in-law and two grandkids. We rode the hay wagon and the kids got to pick out a pumpkin. There were lots of games and crafts and a petting zoo with a miniature horse, three goats, chickens, and  a pig! Plus we visited the butterfly exhibit. Lots of fun! 

And while we were walking back to the parking lot, I spotted a penny!

Here's a photo of a sculpture on display at the garden. Interesting, huh? I'm not sure what it is. Most of the others were cactus. The sign said it was a sculpture by Carolina Escobar. The name? Untitled. That helps a lot!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  Series 2004

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   tarnished, dirty
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.10

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Found a Penny at Michael's

Today I ran over to Michael's since yesterday I couldn't find Velcro at Walmart. They probably had it but I couldn't find it. I was checking out and did my usual covert eyeing-the-floor maneuver. Yep, there on the floor between the two checkout lanes was a penny!
This is the exact Velcro I bought and it would have been a lot easier to order it from Amazon, but I wouldn't have found the penny. So, it's okay.


The cashier saw me get it so I just said, "I found a penny!" like that never happens and paid and was on my way.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  Series 1983

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:   tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.09

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Found 4 Pennies on the Curb

Today I went to see about being in a research study, went to the annual Learning Ally volunteer luncheon, then I ran a few errands. I finally got back home about 3:30. I was pooped!
 

But at one stop, I spotted these 4 pennies on the curb! Yay! Made my day!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 4 pennies
Year:  Series 1988, 1994, 2004, 2011

U.S. Mint:  D, none, D, D
Condition:  range from dirty and tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.08

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Found a Penny in Fresh and Easy Parking Lot

Today I volunteered then headed over to my favorite grocery store, Fresh and Easy. I bought a few things then on my way out to my car, I spotted a penny in the parking lot! 

No picture today. It looks just like a penny.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  Series 2006

U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  a little dirty but mostly shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.04

Monday, October 15, 2012

Took a Walk and Found 3 Coins

My found money streak continues! This is day five!

I took a walk just now--man, I can't believe it's nearly dark at 6:00! That's what we get for just now cooling down enough to bear being outside. 

Almost as soon as I left my complex, I found this penny on the sidewalk. I almost missed it because it's so dirty, but I didn't miss it. I picked it up. 

Then I walked a few blocks and took a little detour through a church parking lot where I spotted this nickel! Score!! I felt as lucky as a lottery winner. Two coins! 

Then I walked on home. It was almost dark, after all. In my parking lot, I spotted the dime next to a motorcycle! Yay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny, I nickel, 1 dime
Year:  Series 199?, 2006, 2007

U.S. Mint: none, D, D
Condition:  range from dirty and dinged to shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $14.03

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Found a Penny at McDonalds

Today I went to the Phoenix Children's Museum with my grandkids then to McDonalds. They loved it!

When we were leaving McDonalds I spotted a penny on the floor. This makes four days of finding money. Yes, nice streak!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  Series 2004

U.S. Mint: D
Condition:  shiny
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $13.87

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Found a Penny at the Library

Today I went to the Scottsdale library to return some books and DVDs and stock up on some more. When I walked up to the self-checkout counters, the one I choose happened to have a penny sitting on it. Now it's mine!


Then I went to Eldorado Park and walked around a little while. It has finally cooled down here (a high of 81, which is marvelous!). I took this photo of a dragonfly. It was really pretty in person, but like most of my photos, this one doesn't really show it off well.

How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 penny
Year:  Series 1983

U.S. Mint: D
Condition:  tarnished but in good shape
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $13.86

Friday, October 12, 2012

Found a Dime at an Intersection

Today while I was driving home from the Barry Goldwater Memorial Park, I was stopped at an intersection. I spotted something out the side window. It was sort of round. It looked sort of like a coin. 

And since there were no other cars around, I put my car in park and got out to get whatever it was. It was this dime! It's a mess. But it's a dime! Oh, the little guys posing with the dime are thimble ghosts.

The little park is very small but had a very large statue of Goldwater and other neat features like two of his statements carved in some gorgeous rock on the floor of the walkway and little plaques on the rock walls.


What about you? Have you spotted any money lately? If so, did you pick it up?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 1 dime
Year:  Series 19??

U.S. Mint: P
Condition:  dinged, scratched, dented, a real mess
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $13.85

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Found a Five Dollar Bill at the Grocery Store

Today I ran to the grocery store for a few things (mainly bacon) because a couple of cute kiddos are coming over to spend the night and if that's not a good excuse to fix bacon for breakfast, I'd like to know what is!

I was strolling down an aisle and spotted this $5 on the floor! It was over to the side, but no one was around so I scooped it up. And I thought finding one dollar bills was exciting! 

Then after I paid for my groceries and was walking out of the store, I spotted these two Peter Piper Pizza tickets on the floor at the entrance. Scarlett likes the tickets.

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 5 dollar bill!

Year:  Series 2009

U.S. Mint: ?
Condition:  folded but crisp
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $13.75

Friday, October 5, 2012

Found 4 Pennies at the Post Office

Today I went to the post office to mail a book and on the counter that's along the side to prepare your mail if you didn't do that at home, I found these 4 pennies. 

Then in the parking lot I found a set of keys and this guitar pick. I took the keys inside but kept the guitar pick. What should I do with it?

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 4 pennies

Year:  1996, 1997, 2001, 2006

U.S. Mint: D, D, D, D
Condition:  mostly dirty and tarnished
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.75

Monday, October 1, 2012

Found 2 Cents at Fresh and Easy

Today I went to two grocery stores:  Grocery Outlet and Fresh and Easy. I found quite a few good deals at Grocery Outlet but no money. At Fresh and Easy I also found a deal or two and I found two pennies on the floor as I was leaving the store!

Yesterday I wrote an article on making easy magnets with epoxy stickers so I posed these magnets next to my found money. 
 

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination: 2 pennies

Year:  1973, 2007

U.S. Mint: D, D
Condition:  very tarnished, shiny but dirty
Total Found Money to Date for 2012:  $8.71

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