The house was a dream for 30 years. After numerous failed attempts, I gave up.
That's when the Penny Angels and a Higher Source took over. For over 3 years during the construction the Angels provided a penny EVERY day non stop. (See Penny Tales Blog). Their way of saying "Just Take it One Day at a Time and Keep Trusting!"
The Penny Palace now stands as a symbol of miracles and love.
The Construction Phase has been completed, but the "COINcidences" and Tales from the Palace continue...
For those readers who were part of
the building process of the Penny Palace, you already know how special this
place is.It is much more than a
“house”.The Penny Palace has Purpose:
to teach, to shelter, to link people …
Yesterday the Penny Palace was the
venue for a teaching workshop.It was a
wonderful experience which connected both old and new friends.
Mandy and Doggies Seeking Shelter
Tonight the Penny Palace is providing
shelter for unexpected guests.This
afternoon friend Mandy (who lives at Mt. Baldy) called to say flash floods had
just devastated their mountain neighborhood.She, fiancée Kyle, and doggies had hiked away from their home with some
backpacks and were calling from a local restaurant.Their cars were hip-high in mud and blocked
by their landlord’s car which was totally drowned in mud.Their street was impassable and it could be a
few days until crews could dig them out.
Approximately 9 p.m. Doc and I headed out
to see if we could retrieve Mandy and Family. They could not stay at the
restaurant overnight.The road was
closed at the base of the mountain.Police were only allowing residents through.We explained, showed Mandy’s text message
telling us her location and asking if we could come get her, then prayed.Eventually the police guard let us through
saying, “I am making a Huge Exception here”.Thank You Angels!
We seemed to be the only car going
up the mountain.
As we headed up the road, the
obstacles and debris kept increasing in magnitude.Our mini-van would not be able to hurdle the
logs and rocks.We needed a miracle to
get through.Our ‘Angel’ came in the
form of a Front Loader.It appeared just
in front of us and cleared the road until we got to our destination. The
downhill side of the road was still covered in debris and we assumed we would
need to use the cleared lane (in the wrong lane) to traverse back down the
mountain.Not the case.By the time we left, the downhill side of the
road had been cleared as well!Thank You
Doc and I retrieved Mandy and
Doggies while Kyle stayed to assist neighbors.We took doggies to the Penny Palace and left Doc to “canine sit”.Mandy’s parents came from their home in the
High Dessert to fetch the Granddogs.They
are available to dog-sit for the next week (not on travel).Thank You Angels!
Getting Car Keys and Borrowed Wheels
Mandy and I headed down the freeway
to Anaheim (about an hour’s drive).Kyle’s parents had agreed to meet us halfway from their house in order
to loan Mandy and Kyle a vehicle.Turns
out Kyle’s parents are leaving tomorrow for several weeks and won’t need that
car.Thank You Angels.
Now with her borrowed set of wheels
(and a Luxury car at that!), Mandy headed back up the mountain to fetch
Kyle.I headed to the Penny Palace to
prepare their room.I had just finished
the preparations around 1 a.m. when they walked through the front door.Safe, sound, and a little muddy.After a nice shower, they were ready for a
good night’s sleep.Tomorrow is sure to
bring new adventures.
Grateful to the Penny Palace for its ability to teach, inspire, welcome, and comfort guests.