Karin & Kevin Schminke.
What do you get when you cross a talented artist (http://www.schminke.com/
) with a clever and
witty professor? A darling couple that I
am lucky to call friends!
For the sake of this post, I’ll call Kevin ‘a collector’. (Karin might call him something that resembles
a person that doesn’t want to throw anything away.) The history is bleak behind the impressive collection
of coins deposited into the proverbial piggy bank. Kevin’s best guess was they’ve been in
storage and collected from the days when they moved in their Kenmore home 18
Kevin is clearly a professor – I explained that I counted
them as I received them so I had an idea of how many square feet I was working
with. He appropriately schooled me on
how to expedite the process, “it’s simple” he said, “just weigh them.” Well I took his advice and 173 pennies = 1
lb. Where was he for the 43 other counting’s?