Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Track The Mula

I was so excited this morning when I was cleaning out my pants pocket for the wash and found a $1.00 bill with a note on it. The note said, "please enter and track this bill at ____

I took a picture of the bill and sitting down with my coffee, the bill and a dream....uh cough, cough..., I got the kids settled with some juice and put on Dora the Explorer hoping for no interruptions.

My fingers typed wheresgeorge and waited for the site to come up. There was a login spot and I thought "geez, I don't want to start a friggin profile on another site" then I noticed the enter a bill prompt.

They ask for my zip code, the denomination, the series, the serial number then a place where you can describe the condition of the bill. The bottom of the screen tells me that the next screen will tell me where the bill has been, how many miles it had travelled and how long it has been circulating.

Cool! Where had it travelled to? Has it been across the state yet? I am so excited and almost call the kids over to explain it to them with a map of the United States of America spread out on the table.

Thank God I didn't go through the effort because basically the bill started out in Bloomfield, NJ about 45 minutes away from me. The Bloomfield location was the person who put the bill into circulation and they did that in November 2007.

This bill has travelled 29 Miles in 107 Days, 10 Hrs, 29 Mins at an average of 0.27 Miles per day. It is now 29 Miles from its starting location.

Well...at least I bothered. I guess my entering the damn bill will mean something to someone along the way.

1 comment:

  1. I've done that before, lol! I was disappointed too, mine had started in like Indiana or Illinois or something, and I was the first person to enter any new information for it. Here I was hoping this one dollar would have had a grand adventure.. but no.

    Oddly enough I had a pocket full of pennies yesterday, and the oldest one was from 1980. I was wondering just how many other pockets that penny had been in before it got to mine.. it's almost as old as I am!


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