The Casting Dock

NYC and my first giveaway!

Jerry and I have been tossing our loose change into this tin can for the past couple years. Silver coins only. We’ve been kicking around ideas of what to use it for when we cash it in. We decided we’d put it towards our little get-away to NYC in a couple days. We’re going to visit my college roommate and best friend Julie.

She’s seriously one of my absolute favorite people and a constant reminder to me that God is both sovereign and faithful. Although she’s far more driven, passionate, and disciplined than I am, we do have a good number of personality overlaps and very similar and relatable aspects to our life stories. She is one of those rare friends whom I have not only enjoyed and appreciated, but needed. She has been a processing partner, listening ear, and empathic fellow traveler for the most challenging aspects of my (short) life journey to date. Hence the whole God is faithful piece.

Ok, back to my tin can and loose change…I’m curious to see a.) how much money is actually in the can and b.) if it will cover all of our weekend expenses (which shouldn’t be too high considering we have housing covered…)

Just for kicks, I figured I’d throw out the invite to you guys to take a shot at how much money is tucked away in this funky little can of ours. Whoever is closest without going over will get a little prize…a $10 giftcard to starbucks, panera, or–your choice! So just become a follower (if you’re not already) and leave a comment by 8am Eastern time on Thursday with your guess if you want to play. I’ll be taking it to get counted today…and will announce the winner Thursday. Kinda a lame “giveaway” prize, I know, but who doesn’t love a free giftcard??!?!!


1 jenna { 04.19.11 at 10:39 am }


2 Terri { 04.19.11 at 12:46 pm }


3 Maggy { 04.19.11 at 4:08 pm }

oooooh a guessing game! I’m going with…85. Yes. have fun this weekend! (Kurt and I do the same thing with a mason jar we have…)

4 Jordan Logan { 04.19.11 at 4:51 pm }


5 Jer { 04.19.11 at 4:54 pm }

All right folks I’m guessing/hoping for a much higher number than we’ve seen thus far (and no, I do not have insider information): $131.10.

And no sour grapes if I win, people–the prize money comes from the same bank account. If I do somehow win, I will donate my giftcard to a college student who might need the caffeine boost during exam time.

6 Stephanie { 04.19.11 at 7:26 pm }

hmm, i’d guess $55.30 (but I hope for your vaca’s sake it’s more!)

7 Stephanie { 04.19.11 at 7:28 pm }

haha,, okay I just looked at the photos again and it’s not a soup can like I thought it was. let’s up that to 75.30!

8 bryan { 04.19.11 at 8:09 pm }


9 noche { 04.19.11 at 10:54 pm }

$113.70 Do the numbers look familiar Lisa? I’ll go ahead and put in my order….Starbuck’s for me!!

10 k&c's mom { 04.19.11 at 10:58 pm }

I think $151.25. (Really, I think more, but I don’t want to go over like Bryan.)

11 Kathleen { 04.20.11 at 2:00 am }

Rob Acker is going with $312 and have a wonderful time in NYC. I can’t wait until we get there again!!

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13 Julie Hodgson { 04.20.11 at 2:26 pm }


14 erica { 04.20.11 at 3:59 pm }

$95.10 :)
Starbucks :) Thank you!

15 Cindy A. { 04.20.11 at 4:44 pm }

Ooo… that’s a nice can! hehe ;)
My guess is $300

16 Andrew Acker { 04.20.11 at 5:05 pm }

This acker is going with $175.50.

17 Diego { 04.20.11 at 5:08 pm }

I say 89.00

18 Sara K { 04.20.11 at 5:20 pm }


19 Mama Logan { 04.20.11 at 6:14 pm }

Mom and Dad Logan are going with $217.45. Have fun in New York!

20 Mike { 04.20.11 at 8:22 pm }


21 Mike { 04.20.11 at 8:24 pm }


I used the right email address this time…

22 Lindsey { 04.20.11 at 8:25 pm }

Scott and I think there is $182.65! Have fun in NYC!

23 whit { 04.20.11 at 9:48 pm }

$200.05 (i was going to do .01 but you don’t have pennys in there!)

24 liz { 04.21.11 at 3:58 pm }

hey lisa…it might be way to late to enter. but i wanted to guess anyways. i think 142.25

25 Cynthia { 04.26.11 at 4:15 am }


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