Monday, May 19, 2008

The Attic Pt. 2

The attic is done! Well, mostly, I guess. My father and I worked on it both Saturday and Sunday. It now has about 12 inches of insulation in it and a nice big platform for storage and the antenna. Later I'll have to smooth out the fiberglass sheets (they'll settle over time), rehook up the antenna, and build insulated hatch for the collapsible staircase. So far it has cost us roughly $600. That's about half of the energy auditor's estimate and should be even less if we can deduct it from our household income for the 2008 federal tax year. It looks great! We'll have to repay my father somehow.

I did some coin searching on Friday night and in the mornings.

I searched forty-one small dollars, but nothing was in them.

I also searched 2,007 halves and found five 90% silver halves (5 x 1964) and eight 40% silver halves (1965, 2 x 1966, 1967, 3 x 1968D, 1969D).

Two boxes of dimes (5,000 coins) produced just one silver, 1964.

Four hundred nickels had just one Canadian in them (1 Ni).

I had better luck with the pennies. 1,400 produced five Wheats (1940, 1942, 1948S, 1953D, 1956), eight Canadians, and one UK new penny.

My bank had a whole bunch of hand rolled stuff for me to pick up. So far, so good, a couple of obviously miscounted rolls produced $4.10 in extra coins and a teller saved me a silver dime, 1957D.

Found: 2 pennies (1 in our attic, 1 at Home Depot), 1 quarter (at Mc Donald's), five foreign coins (5 Canadian quarters at Sovereign Bank)