Do You Pick Up Coins?

Mrs. Micah tweeted about a New York family that picks up coins and blogs about it. In 3 years of tracking, they found over $1000. Wow. Year Four started on October 9th, 2008 and as of Tuesday the 3rd of February, they’ve found $55.09. That’s pretty amazing.

Mr. A finds dimes – almost every day he finds one. Sometimes he’ll find quarters for a few days in a row. I think it’s because he’s looking out for change lying around. I find mostly pennies and I do pick them up, and can’t help but hear the little chant in my head, “Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck.”

Today is the first of my three day weekend. I am planning to make the laundry soap today, and work in the garden to begin preparing the spots for the tomato plants. I also have to work on a larger bed where I’ll be planting the cucumber, squash, melon, green bean and corn. I think this year I’ll definitely try planting a Three Sisters Garden. Oh, that I had more time to do more gardening!

I paid the mortgage and water bill on Monday, but I haven’t booked our receipts in two weeks, so I have to find some time for that. I am definitely going to church on Sunday, I’ve missed four weeks and miss fellowshipping with the brethren and sistren.

The Accountability family also needs to get more organized!! AJ used to cook dinner for the family on weeknights, and it was so wonderful to just come home from a long day at work and not have to cook dinner. I was so spoiled! But since AJ has started working three days a week, now one of us has to think early on in the day (or the night before) and figure out what we’re going to do for dinner. I’m a crockpot fan, and I am going to do some thinking about getting crockpot meals together. We also need to get back to once a week grocery shopping. Mr. A has been going almost daily, and you know what havoc that can wreak on a budget!! Someone in our small family of four has been sick since the beginning of January, so we’ve been spending a lot more money on “sick” type items. Extra vitamins, pharmaceutical medications, doctor visits, home remedies, over the counter medications, cool mist vaporizer, juice, canned soups, and on and on. We normally are a very healthy family, January was rough on us.

I’ll be subscribing to The New York Changepot‘s feed just to keep track of how much money they find in Year Four.

Have a lovely day!

Yours Truly,

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4 thoughts on “Do You Pick Up Coins?

  1. It’s funny, I like to do the reverse. I drop pennies if I get them for change, because I know it makes people happy to pick them up. 🙂

    Two friends of mine also have a challenge to see who can collect the most “money” in a day. I say money in “” because it can also be metro fare cards or anything that has clear and exact cash value.


    Mrs. Accountability Reply:

    Hi Mrs. Micah!! Thanks for your help this weekend! That is a neat idea to drop your pennies! I have thought about how Mr. A always sees dimes and think about dropping a dime here and there for other “dime finders”. Thanks for visiting and commenting!


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