Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I read Nancy Howard's blog last week about how she been collecting change along the way while she is jogging. It took her 4 1/2 years to amass $100. I was going to try to figure out her average daily take in order to get to $100 but that level of math is too complicated at 1 in the morning. After reading this blog, I've been inspired by Ms. Howard's thriftiness to see how long it would take me to reach this goal. The only problem is that I don't run. I rarely walk outside. I do however walk on the treadmill at the gym. Seeing how this is a stationary activity my odds of finding much change are limited. I dropped my cell phone once and it went under the treadmill. In my quest to recover my phone, I did find 2 quarters. I don't think crawling around the gym looking under the machines would go over to well with other people in the gym.
Getting to a $100 the same way Ms. Howard did isn't really possible for me. I have decided in lieu of jogging or in my case crawling, I am going to save the change I find in my family members pockets when I do laundry! I did 3 loads of laundry over the weekend and I found $2.89 all together. I also moved the couch to vacuum and found another 1.18. That is $4.07. I only need $95.93. I'm doing several loads of my teenage daughters laundry tomorrow. I expect I will find at least another $3-5 in her pockets!
Wish me luck...