these are two large glass (sparklets) water bottles filled with coins. for those of you who are too young to remember, bottled water used to be delivered in glass bottles instead of the plastic ones they are now. don and i found these on a street back around 1986/87. we probably shouldn't have taken them, but what can i say... we did.
we immediately started putting our change into them. one for pennies and the other for silver coins. we always said we would leave it all in there until our first born went off to college and we would use the money for that.
well, that was last year. and we haven't taken the money out yet. i have no idea how much is in the bottles. you can tell they're pretty full. what you can't tell is how heavy they are. the glass adds weight, but there are a lot of coins there, too. i should dump them and use the money, but then they would empty and for some reason, that would make me sad.
the second thing i want to share is my daughter danielle's new blog. i have included her in my sidebar. after watching me blog for the past couple of months, she has decided she wants to try to do the same.
i've always encouraged my kids to journal, to record their lives in some way. jake has a xanga account but probably doesn't want me to provide a link to it (i'll ask him about that). and dani has had a couple of different blog accounts but never kept up with it. i will be encouraging her to write on a regular basis as she's living here this summer. maybe by the time she goes back to school, it will have become a habit for her.
hope everyone has a good weekend.
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