Thursday, May 29, 2008

Night & Day

Yesterday and this morning were quite different. Last night Henry didn't seem to care for me too much. He was very cranky when Meg went to the store and when she was making cookies. When she came home he was happy again (part of me thought he could hear the car) and when I brought him into the kitchen to visit her he was all smiles. Somehow, I thought, I have to make him like me. Is it my smile? Was it because I didn't shave? Is my voice too deep? Then this morning before I left for work I went in to say to goodbye to Meg. I found Henry asleep right beside her. He looked very relaxed and kept smiling at me as I talked to him. I could have stayed there all day, just watching him. Ups and downs is what parenting is about, I guess!

I did some coin roll hunting in the evening and this morning. I searched a variety of stuff, but didn't find too much of interest.

100 small dollars didn't produce anything.

880 quarters turned up two Canadian quarters and a US dime. The dime was an extra coin and not a substitution. I've now searched 17,240 quarters since my last silver Washington find.

The 1,000 dimes I looked through were about the same. Just three Canadians were in them.

Things went better when I was home. In 720 nickels I found one Canadian (1 Ni) and one Thai 1 Baht coin. The Thai coin is a first for me. It is worth 3.08¢. It is a pretty cool coincidence too as I was just read that day how another CRH'er found a similar Thai coin in a roll of pennies. I recognized it right away as coming from the same country.

Lastly, I hunted 3,950 pennies (one box and some hand rolled). In them were thirty-eight Wheats, forty-two Canadians, and one Bermuda 1¢. The Wheats were:

1919, 1925, 1934, 1937, 1940, 1944(4), 1945(2), 1946, 1947, 1948(3), 1949, 1950, 1950D, 1951D, 1951S, 1952, 1953, 1953D, 1955, 1956D(4), 1957, 1957D(5), 1958D

I have another 7,500 pennies to go through tonight.

Found: 1 penny (at work)