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Getting paid to walk the dog...

Sunday, December 02, 2012

No, not really. But I keep finding money while I am walking him. I don't mean just the occasional penny either. In the last two weeks I have picked up over $17, most of it foldable. Not bad for doing something I enjoy. Today I found 2 one dollar bills. One on our morning walk, and one on our afternoon walk. They were wet because it rained all day, but I dried them out and tucked them in my wallet.

Cooper and I walked 6.8 miles today over three walks. We didn't try out the new route I was thinking of due to the rainy conditions. I thought I was doing pretty good to get him to go as far as we did. The next clear day though we are going to try it out.

I did okay with food today. Too much fat, but I will try to balance it out tomorrow. I cooked up my spaghetti squash for dinner. It was big enough that I can have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I really like it with tomato sauce and parmesan. It is also good with just a touch of butter and parmesan too. I am also working on eating up the apples I got at the farmer's market. I had two today. My sodium has been running a little high again too. My problem is that I really love pickles. A sandwich isn't complete without a couple slices of pickle!

I have a walking appointment tomorrow morning at 10am, and company coming at 11:30am. I guess Cooper will get a short walk tomorrow morning. It is supposed to rain again tomorrow so he won't mind. Speaking of water... they still haven't fixed ours, so I am still having to boil or buy water. I filled two gallon jugs at my parents' house yesterday, but I have already used up one of them. I heard we might not get the boil water order lifted until Wednesday or Thursday. Hopefully they fix it before then. I am getting tired of this!
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    Great walking! Awesome food choices - I wan some spaghetti squash! Yummy.

    I'm really hoping they get your water fixed soon. I can't imagine being under a boil order as long as you have been. YIKES!
    1933 days ago
    1933 days ago
    We haven't been that lucky finding any money, but it could happen any time.
    gotta keep walking I guess. Temps today in the mid 50's. Almost summer like.
    1933 days ago
    I never find money on my walks, but they are residential sidewalks or area lakes. Perhaps if I tried to hit some parking lots I might make out better! I have heard the drive through lanes through fast foods are gold mines! But not sure I would go to that much trouble! Glad you are doing so well though!
    1933 days ago
    LOL that always makes my day too when I find a $1. I usually finding it in parking lots.

    Have a great day!
    1933 days ago
    Wow - and I thought I was lucky when I found a dime & a nickel at the vet!
    1934 days ago
    emoticon I frequently find Money when I'm walking but only 2 or 3 times have I found Folding Money!!
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    1934 days ago
    That is a lot of money in 2 weeks to find on the road!

    Your water situation is sad.

    1934 days ago
    Please tell me where you are walking so I can come along and "get paid" too! I cannot believe you are STILL boiling water 5 days later! I would have been insane already.

    We have a well, so when the hurricanes hit and the power grid goes down, so does our water supply. I have asked dad if the generator will run the pump and thank goodness it can and will as well as keep out freezer cold. When the hurricanes come through Florida, you never know what to expect!

    But I would really, really love a free-flowing pressure well that does not run on electric and is a constant source and all you have to do is open a gauge and water pulls itself up the well line and into your house. They are quite expensive and your well line needs to be like 500 feet deep - would cost a FORTUNE!

    But keep walking Cooper! At least you are making money!
    1934 days ago
    I never find much other than pennies. The only time I found foldable money was when I was a child and my mother made me take it into the store (I found it in the parking lot) in case someone lost it and came back for it. I know that was the right thing to do, but it was a bummer.
    1934 days ago
    I can relate to the pickles. I could pickle chips plain. And they have to present on a sandwich. I love finding money, but I rarely pick up as much as you are. I hope it keeps happening for ya.
    1934 days ago
    hah , the most Keiko and i ever find is penny's and the occasional ten pence.......... how ever it all adds up emoticon . Happy walking
    1934 days ago
    Thats great that you are walking so much you wind up finding money on the journey. Sorry to hear about your water situation that sucks. x

    1934 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Hmm... I haven't found money yet. Way to go!
    1934 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Must be a sign that you'll be having some abundance come into your life - lucky you!
    Hope your water is fixed soon. It's hard when you have to worry about rationing water, and not having enough to drink.
    1934 days ago
    Lucky you, finding money and getting you exercise. Have fun!
    1934 days ago
    Neat-o that you find ca$h when you're out walking...
    1934 days ago
    Lucky you, I never find any money when I'm walking LOL
    I hope you get your water problem solved soon :-) I think I am going to buy a spaghetti squash too; I'll have to try your "recipes", they sound good. emoticon
    1934 days ago
    You got lots of walking in today! Good for you! I wish I'd find cash when I walk!
    1934 days ago
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