Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Last night after a nice walk with Meg and Henry I gave Henry a bath. That's one of my favorite things to do with him. He seems to enjoy it a lot. He didn't sleep so well last night. He hasn't slept that well the past five of six nights. Last night I hoping it was just the humidity. Perhaps I'm kidding myself, but it helps to make excuses for bad sleep. I slept bad because of the humidity after all, maybe he did too? Everything will be fine when this heat wave passes, right?

I searched some pennies after he went to bed and this morning. In doing so I broke the 800,000 mark! I'm on my way towards my goal of 1 million by the end of year. 9,800 pennies (almost four complete boxes) turned up forty-four Wheats, eighty Canadians, and one Bahama 1¢. One of the Wheats was a nice Steelie, my eighth found in a roll so far. Like Indian Head pennies, Steelies have turned up at a rate of about 1 per 100,000 pennies. The Wheats were:

1910, 1919, 1938, 1940, 1941(3), 1942(2), 1943, 1944(7), 1944D, 1944S, 1945, 1946(4), 1947, 1948, 1949D, 1950(4), 1951, 1951D(2), 1952(3), 1952D(3), 1953, 1953D, 1955(2), 1956D(4), 1957(3), 1957D(2), 1958D

** UPDATE ** I forgot (and was reminded by my wife) of a cheap event I had last night. While on our family walk I picked up a DVD/VCR that someone left on the curb. It was in the original box and was marked "VCR operates." I'm hoping my mom and dad can use it and not have to buy a new VCR. It seems new VCR's with tuners are hard to come by these days.

Found: 2 dimes (1 at Lowe's, 1 on our street)


MKG said...

You forgot to mention your cheap, green, and happy find on our walk last night...