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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Change Jar is dead; long live the Change Jar!

After yesterdays sobering post about the TARP program, I'm glad today I have a subject that is sure to lift the gloom that has been hanging over Castle Sidewalker the past 24 hours. If you remember, last week Jr. and I had an absolute debacle between us, as we left the most revered artifact in Sidewalker history, yes the Change Jar, in the bank never to be seen again. As a result of this loss I ended up taking Sidewalker Jr. to a thrift store today. I let him choose the replacement to nurture his sense of pride in ownership. That is my way of saying it's not the jar I would have chosen! Anyway here is a photo of the new change jar, and just to show the positive effects of change, no sooner had we bought it than I found a quarter followed by a dime, taking a big chunk out of this months target.

In other news, I have been working on an article for I must admit I was a bit shocked to be approached about writing an article for a proper website. It was a challenge as I didn't feel I could just spew out the drivel that I produce here on a daily basis! Posting here is like having a chat and a drink in the local neighborhood bar with close friends. Writing the piece felt like I was giving a speech to an auditorium full of strangers, but lucky for me Mrs. Sidewalker was on hand to calm me down. Anyway it has been sent for editorial review, you can be sure I'll let you know if the article gets published or not! I've never seen a drum I didn't want to beat...

-Luke Sidewalker
-Current balance $15.96


Ashley said...

I love change jars! I'm in my mid-20's and still have a piggy bank. There is just something about getting it full to the top that makes you feel like you've accomplished something.

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