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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Ran Errands, Took a Stroll, Found Money!

This morning I had to run to the post office then went to Fresh and Easy for a few things. I found a penny in the change tray and a penny in the parking lot! I waited all day to write this blog post because I was editing and just didn't take the time to do it. I'm glad I waited. 

I took a stroll (that's just like a walk, in case you were wondering) a little after 6 this evening, and right away in a neighboring apartment building parking lot I found this nickel. At first I thought it was one of those flat batteries, but nope, it was a nickel! 


I walked on and spotted another penny in another apartment building parking lot. 

There is a lot of money out there to be found! Have you found any of it this week?

Oh, I sold one of these Math Teachers Believe in Angles Christmas tree ornaments today! But don't worry, there's lots more where it came from!

 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:   pennies:  1999, 2007, ?; nickel:  2007
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, D, ?; nickel:  D 

Condition:  one penny is black and scratched up, one is tarnished, the other is shiny; nickel is like new

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $19.39

Friday, August 30, 2013

Took a Walk and Found Two Pennies

This evening I headed out and took a little walk. I walked a different route than usual and walked down a street lined with palm trees. It's really pretty (I mean, that's the only good part but it's nice, especially from a distance). 

As I was walking along, I saw a penny in the street near the gutter. Then I walked on and went to the office building parking lot I got to a lot and found another penny there. 

I've been making more Zazzle products using scans of vintage handkerchiefs. Here is one I really like:
 


I think these stamps would be beautiful for bridal shower invitations. I love vintage hankies!


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:   both are 2003
U.S. Mint:  none, D 

Condition:  one penny is black and other is tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $19.31

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Found 8 Cents Today

Today I got booted out of a drug study (nothing personal, I assure you). So, on the way home, I stopped a few places and found some money! Yay!

I stopped first at McDonald's for coffee and a sausage burrito. On the way to my car I strolled through the drive through and found 2 pennies and a nickel! Then I stopped at a shopping center and found another penny! 

I also went to Fresh and Easy and Sprouts but didn't find any money there. What about you? Lucky lately in the found money department?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:  pennies:  pennies:  1974, 1977, 1999; nickel:  1989
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, D, D; nickel:  D 

Condition:  one penny is black and others are tarnished, nickel is shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $19.29

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Took a Walk and Found Two Coins

Today I took a walk since the high is only supposed to be 89. It was humid out though since it rained over night. It did feel good to stretch my legs though. I walked several blocks then turned to make a square to head back home. I passed by some really pretty flower bushes. Here's one, a desert bird of paradise bush. Such pretty flowers!

Then I walked through a couple of office building parking lots. I found this penny but am sort of surprised I saw it. It is so black that it blended in really well.  


Then when I was almost home, I saw this nickel in my parking lot.

Have you found any coins or paper money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny, 1 nickel
Year:  pennies:  19??, 1994
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  ?, D 

Condition:  penny is black and mostly unreadable, nickel is shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $19.21



Friday, August 23, 2013

Found a Penny in a Parking Lot

Today I ran a few errands. First I went to Fry's for a few things. I spotted this penny imbedded in the tar in the parking lot. Dang! Stuck. Couldn't get it out. I even used a key to try to dig it out. Nope. Stuck.

Then I went to the post office. Nothing there. 

Then I hit Fresh and Easy. On my way out of the store, walking to my car, I saw this penny in the parking lot. Yippee!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  pennies:  2000
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D 

Condition:  a bit tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $19.15

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Banner Day Finding Money!

Today I hit pay dirt! At a shopping center, I found a dime in front of a water machine (where you can fill jugs with reverse osmosis water), then I spotted 2 pennies near the curb then 2 more dimes in the parking lot! 

Then I went to the post office and found a penny on the floor. Two people were in line in front of me at the same window, and both missed it (or saw it and didn't care). 

But I'm glad because it's mine, all mine! 33 cents worth!

Have you found coins lately?
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies, 3 dimes
Year:  pennies:  1978, 1997, 2003; dimes:  2000, 2003, 2010
U.S. Mint:  pennies:  D, none, D; dimes:  D, D, D 

Condition:  a bit tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $19.14

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Found a Penny in the Grocery Store Parking Lot

Today I ran some errands. First I went to the post office then to Fresh and Easy. Didn't find a darn thing. Then I remembered today is double ad Wednesday at Sprouts so stopped there. On the way out, I spotted a penny in the parking lot!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1995
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  a bit tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.81



Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Found Two Scruffy Pennies

Today I walked around the parking lot and found a penny in some rocks and another penny in a parking space. 

The one I found in the rocks is a mess--gouged and unreadable. But that's okay. It's a penny!

Here's my latest candy tin I designed today.


 


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1999, ?
U.S. Mint:  D, ?

Condition:  very dirty, dinged, and tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.80

Monday, August 19, 2013

Found a Penny Today

Today I ran some errands:

  • post office (only spent money)
  • library (paid some fines)
  • walked from the library to the grocery store (found a penny in some dirt!)
  • grocery store (only spent money)
How about it. Have you found any money lately?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2006
U.S. Mint:  ?

Condition:  very dirty and tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.78

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Despite the Heat, I Took a Walk and Guess What I Found?

Today I ventured out around 6:10 for a short walk. It was still mighty hot but I just feel cooped up some days. So, I headed south today instead of taking my normal short route.

I spotted a penny in a parking lot of a daycare center! I found another penny there before. Must be so distracted parents or kids there.
Have you found any money lately?


This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2004
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  mostly tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.77

Friday, August 16, 2013

Stopped at a Stoplight and Found a Quarter

Today I drove through Paradise Valley, a ritzy part of the Phoenix metro area. I was stopped at a stoplight and spotted this quarter lying on the street next to my car. I unbuckled my seat belt, opened the door and snatched it up! I guess they don't toss those pesky old pennies. No, in Paradise Valley a quarter is a pesky little coin!

I'm joking but this is the second time I've found money at this same intersection. The other coin was a dime. Both are silver. I'm fine with it!

Have you found any money lately?
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 quarter
Year:  1982
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  shiny but dinged up

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.76

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Found One Penny Today at Fresh and Easy

Today I hit the post office, then the library, and finally headed to Fresh and Easy. I got a bunch of fruit and vegetables and other stuff. As I was checking out, I found a penny in the self-checkout change tray. Woo hoo!

I've found $3 more than I did all of last year. Woo hoo once more!

What about you? Are you keeping track of your found money? How much have you found?

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  2010
U.S. Mint:  D

Condition:  shiny but starting to tarnish

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.51

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Found Three Cents on a Walk

I just got back from a walk. It's still 98 degrees F out there but it felt good to move and get some fresh air. I took my normal short route. I found a couple of aluminum cans and saw two dead birds. What's up with that? But I hadn't found any money. 

Then, just as I was turning the last corner to head home, I spotted these three pennies in the street! They were more in the gutter but who cares! 

And see how the one in front sparkles? It has a little pink rhinestone one it. Cash with bling!
And here's another of my Zazzle designs featuring the items in the photo (except for the pennies).


 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  1977, 1996, 2000
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D

Condition:  all tarnished, but one's sparkly!

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.50


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Found a Penny Under the Shopping Baskets at Dollar Tree

Today I had to go to the post office then I went to the battery store to replace the battery in my gate clicker. It's nice to have that working again. 

Then I went to Dollar Tree. I picked out a few things then when I was putting my hand shopping basket away, I spotted a penny on the floor. Woo hoo!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  1 penny
Year:  1994
U.S. Mint:  none

Condition:  a tad tarnished

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.47

Monday, August 12, 2013

Found Three Pennies in a Drive Through and Parking Lot

Today I volunteered at the place I've been going for a few months for the last time. If you care to hear the drama, you can read it here

Then on the way home, I was steaming mad so I pulled in to the parking lot with the Little Caesar's drive through. I walked around to calm the heck down and found 2 pennies in the drive through (or is it drive thru?). Either way, there they were just waiting for me. Then I found another penny in the parking lot. Yippee! 

When I got home I posed the pennies next to this fierce guy (holding a crocheted basket). Rarrr!

Here's one of my new Zazzle designs:   


What about you? Found any money lately?

Update:  While taking out the trash this evening, I found a penny in the parking lot! Yay! Four in one day.

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  1996, 1999, 2006, 2012
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D

Condition:  all are tarnished, one is still a tad shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.46

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pennies, Pennies, Pennies

Today was half off at Goodwill so I high tailed it over there. I didn't find one thing I could live without so as I was leaving the store, empty handed, for once, I spotted the 1949 penny on the floor! I love finding old coins like this!

Then as I was walking to my car, I spotted the shiny new penny! Have you found any coins or bills recently?
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  1949, 2011
U.S. Mint:  D, D

Condition:  old one is tarnished, new one shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.42

Friday, August 9, 2013

Found 63 Cents at Grocery Store and in My Parking Lot

Today I ran to Fresh and Easy for a few things (and to use the $5 off $20 purchase). I didn't find any money. Dang.


Then I drove to Fry's for some other groceries, and as soon as I walked in, I checked a couple of the change trays on the self-checkout registers. The first one had 53 cents in it! Woo hoo! Then I spotted a nickel on the floor and I walked on a bit and found a penny! Man oh man! Lots of lacksidasical people at the store today, I'd say. I shopped and drove home.


The battery in my clicker that opens the gate to my complex is dead so I stopped the car and got out to manually punch in the code. In the parking space right there were 4 pennies! If my clicker had been working, I would have just driven right by and missed them. Woo hoo again!


Have you found any money lately? What's new with you? I've been adding some Zazzle products to my Zazzle store. Here is one of my favorites.


 

Math Teachers Believe In Angles T-shirt
Math Teachers Believe In Angles T-shirt by ScarlettOHairy
Check out Funny protractor T-Shirts online at zazzle

And these (and the cards, phone skins, dry erase boards, coffee cups, etc.) can be personalized to read Math Students, Engineers, Architects, Geeks, Nerds or Whoever Believes in Angles! 

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  8 pennies, 1 nickel, 2 quarters
Year:  too lazy to look
U.S. Mint:  see above

Condition:  range from dinged up and tarnished to shiny

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $18.40

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Found a Penny Today

Today I changed the filter to my air conditioner, then took it out to the dumpster. I walked around a bit and found a penny in the parking lot! It was near where I found the 32 cents on Thursday. Hmm. I wonder if I missed it then! No problem, I found it today!

Have you found any money lately? Have you changed your filter in a while? I change mine once a month when my AC is running almost nonstop. 

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

Condition:  dinged up and scratched, unreadable

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.77

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Found Two More Pennies Today

Tonight I decided to take a little walk. It was still hot, about 101, but now that I'm home it's 98. Ugh. But there was a hot breeze blowing so I soldiered on. I walked around the office center parking lot and found a big fat nothing. 

So, I crossed the street and in an apartment building parking lot I found a penny! That motivated me to keep going, so I walked to the church a block or two up and found another penny in the parking lot there! Yay!

I also found some change this morning in my parking lot. Want to know how much? Read about it here.
 
This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  2005, ?
U.S. Mint:  D, ?

Condition:  one is shiny, one is kind of corroded and I can't read it

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.76



Found Change in the Parking Lots

Today I took my recycling out to the dumpster and then meandered around the parking lot a bit. At the front of the complex, I spotted a nickel! Then I looked through the open fence to the outside and saw what I thought was another nickel. 

Well, I high-tailed it through the gate, propping the gate door open with a rock since I didn't have my keys with me, to scope out that parking lot. I walked over to where I'd seen the coin. It was a quarter! 

And I found two pennies lying in the same parking space. Yahoo!

I think someone dropped this change and it just bounced here and there. I hope I didn't miss any!

Have you found any money lately? Do tell!

This Found Money Facts:
Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 quarter
Year:  1982, 1982, 1994, 1999
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D

Condition:  tarnished and a tad dirty

Total Found Money to Date in 2013:  $17.74

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