Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Capital City

My husband and I had to drive to Ottawa on a rainy Saturday to pick up my daughter from the university and bring her home for the summer. (We also had to move her out of res and move some of her stuff into her new place - the stuff she didn't need to bring home for the summer). It was a profitable adventure for me.

She seemed to accumulate a lot of stuff during the year and we were out of room in my car. She didn't want to leave it all new place since the landlord was still doing some finishing touches to the place so she was leaving a few things with a friend. In front of his apartment building, stuck in the muck I found a penny. Pennies have been out of circulation for a while so I have no idea how long that coin was stuck there waiting for me to un-stuck it.

Next coin was found at the Odessa OnRoute. We stopped in for a gas fill up and a "restroom" break.

Not sure why they call them restrooms. Not a lot of resting goes on there. Anyway, when we were leaving the OnRoute centre, I spotted a dime (2006) near the exit (or entrance door).

Total: 11¢

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's been a long, long time

It seems forever since I last wrote something. Fewer coins are lost these days. How sad is that. And then when I do find out, it takes me a bit of time to get back into the blogging groove.

I was out one night a couple of weeks ago walking my pooch around the neighbourhood.  Poochie and I were one our way home, about half a block from home when I noticed a nickel (1980) at the end of someone's driveway. Since I don't normally take my camera with me when I walk my dog in my neighbourhood, I had to take note of the driveway and area of the driveway that I spotted the coin,  go home and get my camera, return to driveway and then re-find the coin and snap it's picture.

The next thing was hoping that anyone who spotted me with my flashlight looking for that coin and then taking a street photo didn't call the police to report suspicious behaviour. I'm guessing no one was peering out their window cause no police cruiser came looking for me.

Total: 5¢

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Little Gassy

Driving home from work, my car made a noise letting me know it was hungry. Not only was my car hungry but it was also dirty. I detoured to a local Petro Canada gas station and car wash.  They have this deal that if you buy two car washes you get a discount on the gas. At my last fill up at the same gas bar, I bought a couple car washes and received a 5¢/l discount.

During this visit, I selected the wrong type of gas in error and went into the gas bar to get the clerk to fix it for me. (No discount on gas today). While waiting to speak to him, I noticed a dime (2012) on the floor under the candy bar tray. Of course, I didn't have my camera with me to take a photo of the coin in its resting place, so I snapped a photo of the area outside instead (just before I left the gas bar area for the car wash). Now, my car is not only full but also clean.

Total: 10¢

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Milling about

A couple Sundays ago, a friend and I took a mutual friend out for her milestone birthday. We took her to Sunday Brunch at the Old Mill. They sat us in the sunniest part of
the restaurant which was nice but not so nice. There are no blinds on the windows which means we got to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. It also meant the sun was beaming down on us and as the late morning became early afternoon, I started melting (because I had the sunniest seat). Good thing we were finished eating our marvellous meal. 

To work off all those calories we consumed, we decided to take a walk around the premises. We checked out the Old Mill Inn and Spa - fancy smancy. There's a park in the area so we went wandering down there as well. In the park, I found a 2012 dime. Nice to finally find something after this long draught.

Total: 10¢

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Work out cent

We had a hint of spring today - sunny, warm, melting snow all around - the calm before the storm which is apparently coming our way. Will winter ever end?
So I went to the gym today. I think I mentioned before that the gym I belong to (GoodLife) is upstairs in my local Loblaw. There's a cafe kind of set up just outside the gym. I climbed the stairs, passed by some tables and just in front of the entrance door was a penny - a 1981 US penny. What's an American penny doing in a Canadian grocery store? I'm sure the girls sitting at the table by the door were wondering what I was taking a photo of  (I had to put my gym stuff on the floor and blocked the door as I took the picture).

Total: one US penny.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Check out

It's been a fattening winter. Seems I've put on a few pounds and I'm not sure what or whom to blame - age, the never ending winter, my husband, etc. In any case, the weight has to go.

I blew the dust off my gym membership and went to work out. It was a good workout (some weights and cardio). The gym I belong to (Goodlife) is upstairs in my local Loblaw, so after my workout, I went grocery shopping-- I needed a few items (milk, bread). When I was paying for my stuff, I spotted a dime (2012) on floor. I had to take a quick picture and snap up the time before the person behind me ran it over with her cart.

Total: 10¢

Monday, March 3, 2014

On the job

 I was talking to a couple of co-workers today about some stuff. I looked down, there, in between
both their desks (and chairs) was a dime. I picked it up and asked if it belonged to either one of them. Both said no so I pocketed it. My lucky find today was a 2011 dime.

Total 10¢