Sunday, January 12, 2014

Beautiful Sunday

Last week we were freezing with temperatures dropping to as low as -31 Celsius, today the temperature was 6 Celsius -- melting snow and slippery sidewalks everywhere.

My sister-in-law got married yesterday. It was a second marriage for both bride and groom. They had a lovely ceremony at a downtown wedding chapel.  Both my daughters came home for the weekend from their respective universities to attend. One was driven back to Hamilton last night. The other one was flying back to Ottawa today. We went out for lunch before the trip to the airport. Her choice to was to go Jack Astors (it is right next door to a Canyon Creek). In the parking lot I found a 2009 nickel. Lucky for me the melting snow revealed a nickel for me to find.

Total: 5¢

Friday, January 10, 2014

Subway Dime

I work in Rexdale now. There isn't much around my office - not like when I was working downtown and had many options for going on lunchtime strolls, even in winter. In Rexdale, if I want a lunchtime adventure, I have to drive.

Today, I drove to a grocery store not far from where I work. I picked a few things but still needed to get some lunch. I slept in so didn't have time to make my lunch so I decided to pick up a sub. I paid for my lunch and noticed a dime (2005) on the floor by the counter and quickly scooped it up.

Total: 10¢

Monday, January 6, 2014

All frosty and wet

Happy New Year. My first find in 2014
I've been off work for the last couple of weeks. I save my vacation time so I could be off between Christmas and New Year. Today was my first day back. It was nice to see my co-workers. The work on my desk was not as nice. So much paper work to do and so little time to do it all. 

I like to go out at lunch time - gets me out of the office and I get some fresh air. Today my lunch time adventures took me south. I wandered around HomeSense. I had a mission. I am looking for a lampshade for a lamp in our rev-room.  They had lampshades but nothing that would match the lamp.

When I returned to the office, I found a well-worn penny in our parking lot. The year and country of origin in not clear as this penny was flattened and a bit green. I think I made out a faint outline of a maple leaf. Interesting that I would still be finding lost pennies even though the Canadian government took them out of circulation. The penny was soggy, cold and wet but it dried and quickly warmed up in my pocket. :)

Total 1¢

Busy Saturday

Can you spot the dime?
I did a lot of running around today (Dec 21/13). Christmas a days away and there is so much to do and so little time to do it in. And stores and malls are jam packed full of people.

I took my mother shopping in the morning. There was a number of stores we had to hit and one of them was Loblaw. It was in the Loblaw parking lot I had my first find - a 2009 dime. Lucky for me it wasn't in a puddle, just beside a puddle.

Later, I was at my local Dollarama buying some gift bags and stuff. When I was leaving the store, I found my second find of the day - a 2010 dime.

Total 20¢

(Another post delayed due to the missing camera cable)


Thursday, I had the day off work to do stuff. The day started with a visit to Dr. Sheldon Nadal. He's the one who performed my bunionectomy and it was my three month follow up visit. He needed to check out how my foot was healing and it's healing well.

Next, I took my daughter to her doctor's appointment. From there we drove to Brampton to get my husband's Christmas gift. A friend's sister (Kelly McNeil) is an artist and has a studio in Beaux-Arts in Brampton. I found what I was looking for and needed to get to a bank machine to get some cash to pay her. 

There was a bank just up the street from the studio. At the bank, I found a 1975 dime just under the ATM.

Total 10¢

(I wrote this post a few weeks back but couldn't find the camera cable to upload the picture - cable found, picture uploaded and blog posted - sorry for the delay)