Street Money Update!

September 23, 2009 at 5:51 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , )

Cause you know you want to know and you know I want to tell.

All for one cent. A penny for your thoughts.

Click it here for the total.

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Street Money Update!

September 14, 2009 at 5:23 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , , )

It gives me luck and fills me with hope.

That is asking alot of some loose change I find on the ground. Which I did. Saturday and today. One cent and one cent.

It just keeps rolling in right??

This here for the year.

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Street Money Update! Super Deluxe All-in-One Edition!

September 9, 2009 at 2:14 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , , )

We found money. I have managed to keep it in neat rows for posting so I wouldn’t get confused about how much and what day and where. But, it has been, like a week, and even though I am pretty anal, I’m just not that good at keeping track of the coins when I had more important career-building school studies to worry about. So here it is, all in one big clump:

Six cents. Somewhere. I found it, but the memory is gone. Maybe walking the kids to school…

Four cents. Most likely found on the way to school based on the ratty nature of the coins.

Six cents. Mason found, riding his bike around at the end of our block.

Eleven cents. Somewhere over the weekend, I think. Most likely in a parking lot.

Twenty-two cents! At the laundromat! Washing the bed comforter. Exciting weekends. I wonder what I would do on Saturday and Sunday if I was rich?? What would I do on any of the week days?? Doesn’t matter.

The kids went camping all Labor Day weekend and Stevie said she found a quarter! But, she spent it on candy. It doesn’t count if it doesn’t come home.

Grand total for this post: 49¢ Living Large!

Check here for the year.

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Street Money Update!

August 31, 2009 at 3:12 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , )

Walking with the Stevie. One cent on the way to school. One cent on the way home. That’s two total.

Year is here.

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Street Money Update!

August 26, 2009 at 10:03 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , )

The pennies are getting hairier and hairier…just one, found all mangled in the street today on the way to school. But it counts!

Here for the year.

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Street Money Update!

August 24, 2009 at 10:48 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , )

Nothing too exciting. More change on the way to school.

Two nickels and three pennies. Total of 13¢!

Little by little our fortune grows….

Year total HERE!

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Street Money Update!

August 15, 2009 at 7:02 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

My favorite sunglasses that I have been wearing to death for the last year or so, maybe two, broke unrepairably the other day taking my mom to the cataract doctor. She’s fine, the glasses had to be buried.

Went to the mall to get a new pair from my favorite cheap place, Shades of Summer Too (the first shop is ok but the ones I like are in number “too”.) These are not stores. They’re kiosks in the middle of the mall halls. Not to be confused with Sunglass Hut. I tried to find a link online, but couldn’t. I did research for real! The places are small and you can get one pair for $15 or two for $25 (It used to be 10 and 20, but you know, the economy, blah, blah, blah.)

Anyway, the point here is that I brought the old ones, matched up the new ones, which weren’t exact, but that I like better actually, and found some loose change in the process. To finally get around to the main point.

One cent, completely fair, just laying on the floor.

Two more cents, that I saw a man drop, because it fell out of his pockets, reaching in to get bigger change, to buy candy from one of those independent-standing-turnstile-type-candy machines that you would see outside of a K-Mart, for his small child. I tried to get the money for him and give it back, but he waved me off. I left it, very universally and fairly, laying where it landed. We had to go right past it to get out of the mall so I said (to the BF and myself) that if it was still there, THEN I would pick it up. It was. And I did.

Then I found two more cents at the 7-11. One in the parking lot and one in the store. The pennies to my fortune. I was there buying lottery tickets. Mega Millions is like, or was, like, 146 million. $146,000,000. Since I haven’t actually checked the numbers today, I suppose I could be filthy, stinking, rich right now and not even know it. Wouldn’t my face be red talking about 5¢, when I have all that money. But I guess you would never know. What would I do? Just never post again? Post about all the things I am doing from everywhere? Or just leave a nice, simple, “Won the Lottery! Have a nice life!” That might work. But, I have to think to myself, isn’t waking up every day and living my life with good health, happiness, my kids and the BF and my family, well, golly, isn’t that just like winning the lottery on a daily basis?? I will stop now.

And fyi, I didn’t win from the other day either. In case I posted, and in case you care. The internet world is still stuck with me.

This is the total for the year in case you forgot why you were looking at this. Toodles.

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Street Money Update!

August 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , )

I was running. Doing my five miles around the neighborhood. Trying for my goal of under an hour. And just as I am on the last block, the VERY last block until I round the corner to my house, there on the ground: penny.

Check the watch: 58 minutes, 45 seconds…forget it…too close. I can make it if I don’t stop. It’s just one penny anyway.

15 strides later: Another penny! Poop! Still, I can’t stop.

15 more strides: Dime! Near the sewer hole in a crack. Ok, I am in the 59 minute range now. I have one minute to get to my house. I know I can do it. I tell myself I’ll go back. For my cool down walk I’ll go back up the street the opposite way and pick up the change. It’s only 2 blocks over.

Satisfied, I pick up the pace: Another penny!! This street has not been scavenged in a long time!

Keep going though. Get to the corner, sprint the block ends and turn onto my street. Run, run, run! Oh yeah! Pass my driveway, stop the watch, try to breathe without throwing up! One hour, 15 seconds. I consider it a success because I got stopped at a main intersection with stoplights for at least 30 seconds to a minute, two times (my run is a circle), so technically it would have been under.

So I go take my stroll, lots of people are out on the block. I slowly walk around, head down, in the street, looking for that change. That’s kind of weird I suppose, but everyone has their hobbies. And I managed to find it all!

The count was 13¢. Not bad for a little exercise.

Year total is here!

See you on the next run!

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Street Money Update!

August 6, 2009 at 8:40 am (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , , )

After I ran five miles the other day, all over Park Forest, and my legs were crying, I forgot that I found a penny on the ground!

That’s pretty good huh? Finding the penny while running; not that it’s a penny. People are really holding onto their coins this season. Economy!

Here is the year-count!

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Street Money Update! Before I forget!

July 31, 2009 at 8:46 pm (Street Money) (, , , , , , , , )

See post below. We went to a lot of places today. Found 6¢. Not terrible for the ground. Year total here.

To bed.

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