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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Found a Penny in the Street

I drove over to my son's today and we took the kids to Peter Piper Pizza. Let me tell ya, a good time was had by all! 

On the drive back home, I was stopped at a light and glanced out my driver's side window. There, lying in the street was a penny! I unlocked the seat belt and the door and got out and snapped it up! Luckily no one was coming so it was a piece of cake.

Love finding money in the street (and anywhere else!).

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1974
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.42

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Grocery Store, Gas Station, Thrift Store = 12 Cents

I spent today with family and tonight driving home, I stopped at the grocery store (found a penny walking in), the gas station since I was running on fumes (found a penny while filling up), and the thrift store (found a dime when I walked in). 

I posed my found money next to a small treat I'll be enjoying in a bit.

Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  2002, 2007; dime:  2006
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D

Condition:  all are a little worse for wear

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.41



Friday, July 26, 2013

The Dime That Got Away

Today I went to Fry's for a few things. As I was checking out at the self-checkout register, I noticed a dime on the floor and walked over toward it. Well, a Fry's employee was emptying the trash and was right there, practically on top of it. I realized he would get it and I wouldn't. Yep, I wasn't in the mood for a brawl over a dime so I retreated, paid for my groceries and came home.

But I did find a penny on the floor near the coin machine. Check those coin machines, people! At least the penny didn't get away.
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2003
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  shiny and tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.29

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Watched Four Customers Walk Past a Dime at Target

Today I went to Target for a gift for my grandson. I saw a coin from a distance in a checkout lane. There were two customers checking out, so I didn't feel like I could barge up there and say, "Excuse me" and get it. I wanted to, mind you, but I didn't. 

So, I left and did my shopping (I got him Uno and bought some cat treats) and came back and sure enough, the coin was still there. There were two different customers in line. I got in line behind them and watched them both walk right past the coin, which by now I could see was a dime.

When it was my turn to check out, I reached down and picked it up. It's amazing to me that four (at least four) people walked right by this money! But I'm not complaining!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  2003
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.28

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recycled Cans and Scrap Metal and Found 2 Cents

Today I finally rounded up my aluminum cans I've been picking up for months and headed to the recycling center. I had a lot of cans and some scrap metal that I'd picked up with my trusty magnet.

This photo shows the receipt and cash ($16.65!) that I got for my junk, plus two pennies I found while I was out and about.

On the way to the recycling center, I spotted a penny on the road ahead of me. Yay! Found money in the street! Luckily, I had to stop right next to it so I opened the door and snapped it up! 

Then at the recycling center parking lot, I saw the other penny half buried in the dirt. Of course, I snapped it up, too.

I was happy with my haul! Do you recycle? Do you take it to cash it in?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1981, 1985
U.S. Mint:  D, D

Condition:  both tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.18

Monday, July 22, 2013

Found a Penny in the Grocery Store Parking Lot

Today I volunteered, went to the post office, then to the grocery store. I spotted a penny as I was walking in to the grocery store. Yay!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1982
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.16

Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's Raining Pennies!


This morning is rained again. Yay! I love it. It really poured this time and flooded the sidewalks. After it stopped, I decided to take another walk. We just don't get that many days that cool down here till September or so, so off I went.

I headed south this time since I rarely walk that way. I was walking on a busy street, well, on the sidewalk, that had lots of commercial buildings, so I walked into a parking lot and scoped it out for money. Nothing.


I walked on and headed to the next parking lot. I spotted this penny in the rocks up by some trees. 

Then I found another penny in the parking lot!
I walked on and look what I saw! Yes, a hen and her chicks were out for a walk too! They were so cute. 
I walked on toward home and veered into another parking lot, and I found this penny! It started sprinkling so I headed home. It felt so good to be out in the rain! If I'd had a nice umbrella like this with me, I could have just strolled all day! 
So, it didn't really rain pennies but maybe the rain washed them clean so I could see them. Who knows? I'm just happy I found them!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  ?, 2005, 2010
U.S. Mint:  ?, none, D

Condition:  one is very tarnished, dark, and unreadable, one is shiny, and one is slightly tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.15

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Rain! And a Penny!


Last night it rained here, finally! I just stuck my arm out the door to feel it for a bit. It made things a little more sticky here today, but it definitely cooled things down. This morning it was only 85 out (only 85, ha! That's sad, isn't it?) so I took a little walk.

In a neighboring parking lot, I found this penny! Yay! Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1984
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.12

Monday, July 15, 2013

Found Two Cents on the Grocery Store Floor

Today I volunteered, then I went to the library to pick up some books I had on reserve and to drop off books and DVDs, then I headed to Fresh and Easy. As soon as I walked in the store I spotted these two pennies on the floor. Yay!

I posed them next to the yellow bird Angry Birds guy my grandson left at my house last time he was over. So cute and of course, fun to play!
This is the game he has and it really is fun! Not as fun as the video game, mind you, but fun!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1964, 2003
U.S. Mint:  D, D

Condition:  one shiny, one tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.11

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Took the Walk of Shame and Found Some Money

Today I ventured out in the heat because it's half off day at Goodwill. I also needed to buy a few essentials. Here's what happened:

  • I went to Goodwill, shopped, paid money, but didn't find any money.
  • I walked to Big Lots!, which is in the same shopping center, walked in, found a penny on the floor, shopped, paid money. Well, here's where my excursion got interesting. I said I needed to buy some essentials. Yes, I bought toilet paper. A 12-roll pack. It was big. They didn't bag it. I had to do the walk of shame to get to my car. I passed a grocery store and the Goodwill to get there. I looked no one in the eye. In fact, I looked down and it paid off! I found a penny on the sidewalk!
  • I survived the walk of shame and secured my Goodwill and Big Lots! purchases in my car then walked to the grocery store, Fry's, not the one I'd already passed. I found a penny in the parking lot! 
  • Inside Fry's, I shopped, found a penny under the coin machine where people bring their change in to redeem it. Yay! Oh, and I paid for my groceries, and then I drove home.

All in all, it was a fun day finding money! And I found the nut and pop tab, too.

Have you found any money lately?


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  1975, 1995, 2008, 2011
U.S. Mint:  all D

Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.09



Friday, July 12, 2013

Found a Penny in the Parking Lot

This evening I took a little walk (30 minutes, which is a lot in the summer here). It was cooler today, meaning it only got up to 102. Ugh. But it was only 98 or so when I walked and it actually felt cool at times while I was walking in the shade. Amazing. 

As I was walking home, I spotted a penny in the parking lot! 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  penny
Year:  1988
U.S. Mint:  none

Condition:  tarnished, dirty, and scratched
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.05

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Found a Penny at the Grocery Store

Today I ran a few errands:  

~ I went to Sprouts and took advantage of the double ad Wednesday sales (they feature the previous week's sales and the upcoming week's sales each Wednesday; I love it!) but didn't find any money.

~ I went to the post office to mail my sister's birthday present. Here's one of them. (It's a mug rug / coaster.) Nope, I didn't find any money there.

~ I went to Fresh and Easy to get other groceries. In the change tray I found a penny. Yay!

Have you found any money today or lately? I hope so!


P.S.  It's a few hours after I wrote the post above. I just took my trash out to the dumpster. Guess what I saw when I peered down in there? Four pennies on the floor of the dumpster. What!? That's crazy. 

Last week (or a few weeks ago) I found two pennies in the dumpster and I was luckily able to reach them. Of course I couldn't reach the pennies today unless I'd climbed in and that's not gonna happen! Why do people throw money away? I truly do not understand this!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  penny
Year:  1994
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  tarnished and dirty
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.04

Friday, July 5, 2013

Found a Gnarly Penny at the Post Office

Today I sold several things from my Etsy shop so ran to the post office. Remarkably, the line was short. You just never know. While standing in line behind just two other people, I spotted this penny on the floor by one of the empty counters so I scooped it up. It is a mess with gouges around the perimeter and it's unreadable. Oh well. It's a penny!

Hope you had a good 4th of July! Enjoy your weekend, everyone, and find some money! Then let me know! 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  ? unreadable
U.S. Mint:  ? unreadable

Condition:  penny tarnished and gouged
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.03



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Found a Dime at Sprouts

Today I ran some errands. I'll have company over the fourth and had to get groceries. At Sprouts, the first store I went to, I found a dime on the floor under one of the check out registers! 

I then went to the library and to Fresh and Easy but didn't find any more money.

Happy 4th of July, everyone!


P.S. I just went to Fry's since after going to two stores today I forgot the milk! While there I found a dime and a penny on the floor! Yay! So here's a photo of my 21 cents I found today!
 
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny, 2 dimes
Year:  1997, 1996, 1996
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D

Condition:  penny tarnished, dimes shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.02




Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Found a Penny in the Entrance to the Post Office

Today I went to the post office and as I was entering, spotted a penny in the entryway. Yay! I then went to the library but didn't find a thing (other than some books and a movie to bring home).

Are you staying cool? I hope so!
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1993
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $16.81

Monday, July 1, 2013

Found 7 Cents at Fresh and Easy


Today I drove over to see my grandkids. On the way I stopped at Fresh and Easy to check out the sale section and when I was checking out, spotted 2 pennies on the floor and a nickel in the change tray. Yippee!

I posed my find on a page from my Metropolitan Women Address Book; The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This page is captioned:


Woman with a Parrot
Edouard Manet, French, 1832 - 1883
Oil on Canvas (blah blah blah)

I've had this address book at least 10 years but only recently started using it since my little one I keep in my purse is literally falling apart.

Do you still use a "real" address book or is everything digital now?


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  pennies:  2001, 2010; nickel:  2000
U.S. Mint:  all D

Condition:  mostly shiny
Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $16.80

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