Thursday, June 25, 2009


Today we found a total of $0.60 in the form of a quarter (wow two days in a row!), three dimes, and five pennies. One penny looks partially corroded but it still counts in our eyes :). Today we attended a luncheon in honor of my husband. He received some very nice parting gifts from his former unit- two engraved sports hats and I received a beautiful bouquet of flowers for helping out throughout the years. I'll always have a special spot in my heart for the ARCD Region 1 because so many great things have happened- the birth of my daughter, the strengthening of our family unit, and the overall feeling of helping soldiers and their families out during times of duress. I wish only the best and continued success for them and look forward to helping them in the future regardless.

Fort Bragg here we come!

Total today: $0.60
Total thus far: $114.84

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Today we found a total of 61 cents in the form of a quarter, two dimes, a very gross looking nickel, and six pennies. We had a wonderful time during our walk in the city and look forward to doing more of those in the future!! Happy days are here again :)

Total today: $0.61
Total thus far: $114.24

UPDATE: Many kudos out to the Moneywalker blog for their fantastic job in supporting a worthy cause. We are very very happy to hear of their donation to the Friendship House of New Orleans for Battered Women. BRAVO!!!! Please feel free to visit their blog here--> Moneywalker.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Since our last update, we've found a total of $1.84 in the form of three quarters, nine dimes, a nickel, and fourteen pennies. The majority of this change was found during our small trip south(the first of many I hope!). We here at the changepot have officially kicked off summer vacation last Friday so hopefully we'll find more change during our family outings and such. Hope everyone's summer is going along smoothly despite the rain :)

Total today: $1.84
Total thus far: $113.63

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Since our last update on this blog we've found a whole lot of change, taken many pictures but haven't had the chance to sit down and document it all! We've found a total of 43 coins, two foreign pennies (Canadian) and two extremely corroded pennies that most likely won't be accepted by the bank when we go change our yearly coin total into dollar bills. I did happen to find a penny at the gym this morning but I've yet to take it out of my gym bag and since the day is young, I won't update the find until later tonight :)

Total today: $3.79
Total thus far: $111.79

Saturday, June 06, 2009



Since the last update, we found a total of $2.55 the hard way.. five quarters, seven dimes, four nickels, and forty pennies!! Most of it was found today in the oddest of places- lots of dimes at the mall, three quarters in a row at the supermarket parking lot, fairly moldy nickels and pennies in the dirt by the playground... it looks like people are venturing out and dropping change again!! Perhaps this is an omen of better change finding days ahead :)

Total today: $2.55
Total thus far: $108.00

Side note: As we headed over to check on my dad, my daughter spotted a penny stuck in tar. She brought up the idea of going back to the location to try to pry it out then my husband admitted to getting out of his vehicle once before while stuck at a traffic light to pick up the very same coin! The looks he got when he tried to pick up a very secured coin were pretty bad indeed. Imagine that!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


Since Saturday, We've found a total of 45 cents in the form of a quarter, a dime, and ten pennies. I'm actually pretty happy at today's find because finding a quarter is getting harder and harder nowadays. Summer vacation is looming on the horizon.. time for more family walks :)

Total today: $0.45
Total thus far: $105.45