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July 19th, 2009 at 01:57 am

Maybe my dry spell of not finding much on the ground has ended. I found a dime at a tractor dealer today. (I had just spent 50 cents on M&M's, and we were about to spend $500+ on parts, so it wasn't quite as big a thrill as it should have been.)

I found another dime at Walmart by the register, and it wasn't even at my register. It was a self-checkout one and something made me look back at it as I walked by. Sure enough, it was waiting for me.

The jackpot came at another parts store. I saw a small wad of "paper" and thought to myself that it looked like the big stamp that's on the book of stamps. I know it's not really a big stamp but hopefully you know what I mean - the part they scan. I picked it up and that's what it was with one stamp on it still...until I flipped it over. Holy cow!!! There were all 10 stamps still on the other side!! It was folded so much that I have to guess it was jammed into somebody's wallet or pocket, and fell out when they pulled something else out. It wasn't even near the register, so it wasn't when they went to pay. They are Forever stamps too.

So, 44c x 11 = $4.84
plus 10c
plus 10c = $5.04

Now that's what I call a GOOD day.

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It's sadly overshadowed by the fact that we keep needing parts to repair equipment, and our debt is accumulating. But, I've learned to take the little doses of good luck for the momentary happiness they bring to my day.




5 Responses to “Jackpot!”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    LOL. I am glad you hit the jackpot.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I love finding money too, but it does not happen very often even tho I am always looking! Sounds like a good day!

  3. baselle Says:

    Just as good as finding a five! Congrats.

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    I lost a whole book of stamps not long ago and boy was I mad! Congrats on your finds!

  5. dmontngrey Says:

    I found a book of stamps last year - with just one missing. I felt bad because there was no way I could ever find the owner and stamps aren't cheap!

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