Friday, July 15, 2011

$1.40 (Recycling bottles)

Today no change was found but Karen and I did our part by recycling bottles found in my office recycling bin and will place the money in today's total! We received a total of $1.40 in the form of a dollar bill, a quarter, and three nickels. One one hand, we helped clean up the landfills by turning in all these water bottles and on the other, we made our pot just a lil bit bigger :) It's a win/win!

Total today: $1.40
Total thus far: $54.74

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Today we found a total of 12 cents in the form of a dime and two pennies. Penny One was found while walking to the gym ; penny two was found right by the leg press machine (where I pressed a personal record!!). The dime was found right by the decline that leads to my favorite jogging path.

Total today: $0.12
Total so far: $53.34

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Today we found a total of 27 cents in the form of a grimy quarter and two pennies. We are also adding the penny found on Monday night that was left in the change purse for accountability at a later date. The quarter was found at a pretty busy intersection here in Brooklyn - the tails side of the coin looks rather worn but still recognizable against the backdrop :) . Penny number one was spotted right outside my favorite eatery- the Oasis off 4th ave and number two waited for us in front of the doctors' office. My youngest daughter is quite under the weather so mommy's been running around getting all the necessities to help her along. Poor baby even got sick this morning :(. A mother's work is never done - now off to cook dinner and watch a few Disney movies!

Total today: $0.28
Total thus far: $53.22

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Here's the proud coworker Trevor holding up the mended twenty!

Here is the twenty my coworker found ripped to shreds over the weekend. Great job taping it up!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thanks for blocking off parking! Found this coin on the way to the gym!!

here's a snapshot of my daughters getting interviewed by interviewer/ actor, dancer of So you think you can dance! Fame Cameron Mathison

$0.04 (updated)

Today we found a total of four pennies - three pennies found in the company of the Good Morning America crew- what wonderful people! My children are fond of our interviewer Mr. Cameron Mathison!

My daughter Brianna let him beat her to one of the pennies in the parking lot. We taught him a thing or two about change hunting- like rules #1 and 2- never hunt without sunglasses and anti bacterial gel!

Our changepot segment will air this Thursday. If they post an internet link i'll cite it in the right hand column. The temperature is far too hot out to continue our coin search- my poor Karen is feeling under the weather.

Total today: $0.04
Total thus far: $52.94

Our newest hunter gatherer :)

As I become reacquainted with my change blog and posting allowances, I've uploaded a test picture of our newest family member - Lulu! She's a happy go lucky wire haired dachshund with a little bit of gait and a whole lot of heart. She'll be leading our change hunts and after dinner walks. Toodles! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011


In the past three days we found a total of $0.28 in the form of two dimes and eight pennies. Pickings were slim considering the places we visited this weekend : Queens Center Mall (zero finds!) and Sesame Place in Pennsylvania (all twenty eight cents found). The kids had so much fun and I came home with sunburned shoulders! Tomorrow we welcome Good Morning America to our home for an interview on our changepot endeavor. I'm so excited! More to come later - Have a great one all!

Total this weekend: $0.28
Total thus far: $52.90

Thursday, July 07, 2011


Today I found a lone nickel on my way to my car after work today. My co-worker Giselle chuckled as I took a picture of what we like to refer to as 'ping in the wild'. Another co-worker of mine found a ripped up twenty dollar bill over the weekend. Apparently someone was quite upset with the economy or perhaps our currency in particular. Fortunately for Trevor, all four parts were nearby. Trevor plans to patch up the bill and use it accordingly.

The Humphery household is abuzz! We were contacted by a producer for a well known TV show to do a segment on the changepot in the coming week! While I have not been faithful in blogging my daily finds, we have still found coins and bills- but as you all know, life tends to get in the way. So much has changed in our lives but one thing is certain- our goals are still intact and once we reach a total of $1500 in found money, we will donate it to worthy causes. My daughter Brianna is still in the process of counting FY11's finds- and once she finishes the total tally, i'll update the total found thus far and the changepot will be fully operational again. Til then, be well my friends !

UPDATE: The totals are in! Here's the breakdown of finds in our FY11 Changepot:

$20 bill - 1
$10 bill - 1
$5 bill - 1
$1 bill - 4
Dollar coin: 1
Quarters: 17
Dimes: 49
Nickels: 18
Pennies: 152

Total today: $0.05
Total found thus far: $52.62

(NYC Subway token (found during a 5 mile run in Central Park) and broken jewelry were added to the foreign coin/object jar to be sold at a later date!)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

coins do matter!

Life is a funny thing. As I sit here, typing a minor update to our blog, I sneak a peak at our temporary found change container and smile. My family and I have still been picking up change and depositing it there- though I haven't documented my finds like I used to since life happens (new job, new hobby, and marathon training). Our purpose is still intact- we are going to donate the found money to a charity of our choice. Right now I'm heavy in favor of the American Lung Association. The decision isn't mine alone though.

I'm going to task my daughter Brianna to count the change collected from FY11 tonight. Once she gives me the total breakdown, i'll post it online. Til then!