My evening routine includes dumping my pocket change into the change bucket. While watching some TV tonight I rolled most of that change, 'cause it's been close to a year since the last rolling.
When I got tired of rolling after almost three hours, I stopped and counted it up: a little less than $250. This doesn't include the big honkin' pile of quarters I set aside because I ran out of wrappers. The temptation to wallow in my new wealth was strong, but I resisted. Plus, it would have been lumpy wallowing.
My wife would like to go out to eat at our favorite place tomorrow night, which would consume somewhere between one third and one half of that amount. That sound you hear is me rolling my eyes.
With any luck, once I get back from a small moonlighting gig, and then start in on fixing the leak in her bathtub, it will be too late to go out.
Don't get me wrong - I love my wife, and love to do things that make her happy, but I'd like to see this scavenged sum get set aside for a rainy day.
Wish me luck...