Friday, June 13, 2008

Mythical Milestones

This week has been a busy one. On Tuesday my car wouldn't start after lunch. I called a co-worker. He came and tried to jump, but it didn't work. I then called AAA. They came in 15 minutes (a record, I think) and were able to jump me, but the battery didn't recharge. It was too dead. I had to get another jump to get home and then had to buy a new battery. :( It seems fine now.

This week Henry hit another milestone! In the presence of Meg he rolled over, back to front, a 180. He did it twice. Like his laughing I haven't experienced this one first hand. I kid that it is a "mythical milestone." I've got three days this weekend, however, to witness such events so there is a good chance I'll see one or both soon.

My coin roll hunting from pickup #2 didn't go so well last night. At least the Celtics won in style against the Lakers though and a teller did save me a silver Rosie (1946) and two Wheat pennies.

I searched ten boxes of halves, 10,000 coins, and came up with one 90% half (1964), six 40% halves (1965, 1967, 4 x 1968D), and one proof half (1999S). Let's hope the halves from pickup #3 produce just a bit better!

4,120 quarters, 450 dimes, and 120 nickels produced just one Canadian quarter and one Canadian dime.

I fared better with the 5,800 pennies I searched. In them I found thirty-seven Wheats, forty-seven Canadians, and one Euro 2¢. Including the teller save, the Wheat breakdown was:

1916, 1925, 1927(2), 1934, 1941, 1944, 1944D, 1945, 1945S, 1946(2), 1946D, 1947, 1948, 1951(2), 1951D(2), 1953(3), 1953D, 1955(2), 1955D, 1956D(4), 1957(4), 1957D, 1958(3), 1958D(2)

Found: 24 pennies (1 at Burger King, 2 outside Newbury Comics, 15 at the car wash, 1 at Home Depot, 1 at the Mobil Mart, 4 at the Sovereign Bank), 4 nickels (1 at Burger King, 1 outside Newbury Comics, 2 at the car wash), 2 dimes (both at the car wash), 1 quarter (at the car wash)