Monday, August 13, 2012

If I had a million dollars. . .

Sorry I've been off the blog circuit this summer.  I'm still processing the summer and deciding what to write about and how.  But for now - here's a great story from this morning.

I decided on this, the second day of school with students, to begin working on my new goal of walking to or from school a few times a week.  So, at 6:00 I left the apartment for my 1 hour journey along the highway to walk to work.  There are a series of sidewalks available, so the route is safe (although a bit loud with traffic).  Anyhow, there is a short stretch of sidewalk that is somewhat hidden to most walkers or riders; I discovered it last spring.  It was an exciting find because it meant my walk home would be 1 hour instead of 75 minutes.

Anyhow, I was happily walking along this morning.  The sun had just risen and the sky was bright and beautiful.  "If I had a Million Dollars" was playing on the iPod.  I was happily anticipating payday, as the summer had depleted funds.  Next thing I know there is a crisp 10,000 Won bill (about $10) on the sidewalk in front of me.  What luck!  I pick it up and go on my merry way.  About 2 yards later, the same thing!  Another 10,000 won bill.  Then again.  And again.  And again.  Then there were  two 1000 Won bills!  All told my walk to school paid out 52,000 Won!  And how perfect that I was listening to "If I had a Million Dollars" the whole time.

I'd say this is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, but the truth is that it is the second time in my life this has happened!  Many years ago my husband and I found a $50 dollar bill while on a walk.  We promptly spent it on a nice Italian dinner.

I'm sorry but "thank you" to the unfortunate cyclist (probably) who lost their funds.  Now. . . to decide what to do with my "windfall". . . .

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