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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I own a $60 penny

You might think I am a coin collector, or found a rare coin. You would be wrong.

Last Thursday the latch on my dishwasher stopped working. This was sad because I had served dinner to 3 guests the previous evening and my dishwasher was full and I still had extra dishes in the sink. I asked my friend Heather to come over (since Justin was on call and wouldn't be home until the next day) and double check to make sure it really wouldn't close. She did and confirmed that I wasn't crazy the latch really was broken. I called our home warranty company and got the earliest repair time they had, which was Monday morning. We made it through the weekend (thanks Clay & Darina for being so understanding) and Monday morning the repair man showed up.
He worked on the dishwasher for about 20 minutes, then came out and said "Okay, it's fixed." Then he kinda smiled, opened his hand and said there was a penny stuck down in there. I've never seen that before. Most of them aren't made so you can fit things inside them."
I looked at Caleb, and said "Did you put a penny in the dishwasher?" He looked back and just nodded his head. Oh, my. Come to think of it I now remember him saying "Uh-oh" just before I tried to close the door last week...

And that is how I became the owner of a $60 penny.


  • seriously, the best story! I love that he said uh oh last week! I am so glad it's fixed though an on the good side, you blogged about this, so it's going down in journal history and Caleb will never be able to live this down! (got your email, I'll write back soon!)

    By Blogger Debbi, at 12:16 AM  

  • Oh my! Thank goodness Kaden hasn't done anything like that...yet. He did however mark ALL over the back of our upholstered rocking chair with a blue pen. Needless to say, we had a little discussion about where one can and cannot use writing utensils! Now I need to go buy something to remove the stain (crossing fingers).

    By Blogger Tomilyn, at 8:39 PM  

  • hahaha!!!!

    By Blogger laura jo, at 11:07 PM  

  • That was a really funny story until I realized it could be happening to me in the not so distant future. ;)

    I enjoyed reading the updates on your kiddos, too. Happy Birthday to both of them soon! (I may be a little preoccupied on their actual birthdays, so just wanted to say it ahead of time!)

    Good luck with potty training!

    By Blogger Robby and Lynsey, at 7:55 PM  

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