Monday, March 17, 2008


This past weekend was a nice three day weekend for us. On Friday we went to the pediatrician. Henry weighed in at 10 lbs. 15 oz. He gained over a pound in one week! He did pretty well at the doctor's office, too, with his new toy, his thumb. Later that day I bought my first two packages of diapers (Target Brand is definitely cheaper than the other brands) and we had some friends visit us. Henry got to meet his closest peer so far. There wasn't much interaction, however. On Saturday Henry made his first trek out to Nana and Grandpa's house. It was good having him there. He got to have his second encounter with his cousins and Meg and I were able to relax. And then on Sunday we visited with two more couples who each brought us a meal. It was a busy weekend, but a pleasant one.

I did some coin roll hunting on Thursday night and Friday morning.

I started with eight boxes of halves, 8,000 coins. In them I found nine 90% halves (8 x 1964, 1964D), thirty-three 40% halves (1965, 20 x 1966, 9 x 1967, 3 x 1968D), and three mint set halves (3 x 2002D).

I also went through 2,920 hand rolled quarters. They produced four Canadians, one Bahamas 25¢, one US nickel, and seven US dimes.

After that I searched 1,550 dimes, but they only turned up three Canadians.

I thought the dimes I found in the quarters were ridiculous, but the nickels outdid them. In 920 hand rolled nickels I found one War Time (1943P), five Canadians, one Somalia 5 Shilling, six US pennies, one Canadian dime, and forty-two US dimes! That's some sort of wrong denomination record for me.

Lastly, in 8,950 pennies I discovered sixteen Wheats, fifty-six Canadians, one Bahamas 1¢, and two US dimes. I was definitely hoping for more Wheats. The Wheat breakdown was:

1940, 1941, 1944, 1945(3), 1946(3), 1950D, 1951, 1956D, 1957, 1958(2), 1958D

Found: 10 pennies (1 at Sovereign Bank, 1 at Shaw's, 8 at the car wash), 1 dime (at work)

Redeemed: $7.90