Monday, June 22, 2009

Change will do you good

So, it's been a morning. Like, an actual full on morning. I woke up at 6am (I have no idea why) and went to Walmart to buy groceries. New low: I had to actually put back some RAMEN (of all of the random foodstuffs) to ensure my ability to purchase with the amount of dollars I had. Sad? A little. It will be a funny story later in life... like one I tell my kids about how they need to go to college so they can get jobs and not live their lives putting back Ramen out of frickin' necessity.

So now I am at work, and there is the usual amount of work to be done (read: I am reading blogs, Gchatting and listening to music. Tough life.) and what am I doing? I brought a bucket of change in from my apartment, my car, and my purse so I can perhaps scrounge up enough money to put some more gas in my car (Thank GOD my work(s) and my apartment are close to each other) and maybe... well, no. Probably not a whole lot else.

I'm kind of afraid every time my boss comes in that he's going to make a joke about being at the end of my cash or something... 'cause then I'll feel bad. I also kind of don't want it to seem like I'm just rolling in dough here. Also: I can't decide if this is the best or worst time to bring up those extra hours he was going to see about getting me a couple of weeks ago...

I am going to chronicle this event for your amusement.

Me: Hey! There are a lot more quarters here than I originally thought. Yay!!

Full separation.

Sidenote: I have a special affection for dimes. I have no idea why.

Almost done!
and the desk is happy! Look!

Grand Total: $24.78 (Otherwise known as almost DOUBLE what I got for hocking some DVDs this morning...)



Pop and Ice said...

New found change is always welcome. Our church has raised over $27,000 to pay down debt by asking people to donate share change. So you never know how much you can accumulate!

I love finding the quarters the best - and then I buy a candy bar!

Carolyn said...


SassyLittleGinger said...


i'm so proud of you honey :) before long you'll have a lifetime supply of ramen and NEVER have to put any back!

Laoch of Chicago said...

I took my change to the bank the other day that I had been accumulating over five or six years and was stunned by the amount that ended up with. I guess my mother was right when she said that little bits add up to a lot eventually.

Hopefully you will have some good luck soon.