Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Finally got down with the loose change, today. The biggest mental hurdle was (were?) the pennies - they always are, but in this case, that giant Tupperware you see there came to us completely full of the little brown Lincolns. More precisely, when Yesenia got her grandfather's Buick, the full container came with it - which means tat it's been floating around undealt with for something like eight years. Anyway, that, plus the normal accumulation of spare pennies over the last seven or eight years, totaled almost forty dollars in pennies alone. Meaning that we had close to four thousand fucking pennies.

Altogether, it took me about four hours to sort, pound and roll all the change, which means I 'earned' about $42.50 an hour today. Woo-hoo!

In case you're wondering what's with the odd lookin' coin sorter, well, I got it at the Dollar Store and that's about what it cost. Something kind of charming about it, really.

And for the record: it weighs about 38 pounds. Oh, you know you were wondering...



Anonymous said...

Two words for you: coin star.
In my opinion, it is well worth the 8% fee for the time it saves. Especially for a load like that!

Dave Kopperman said...

No WAY is anyone getting - let's see - $13.56 of my hard-earned change!

Chris said...

even better.... commerce bank in norwood.... NO CHARGE!

Dave Kopperman said...

Thankfully, my bank doesn't charge - if, of course, I roll them.

And, hey! Turns out I accidentally halved the nickels in my math. The full amount was $180.50. Whoo!