Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Taste of the Weekdays

This morning Henry gave me a bit of a feel for his recent crabby weekday self. It was tough going and right now I really feel like a nap. It's hard to imagine handling like this myself for five days in row.

We had a great dinner, however. We went out last night to celebrate our good fortune at a local BBQ restaurant. The meal was OK, but Henry's behavior was great. He was very nice to the waitress, during the meal he pointed at a bird outside saying, "bud," and he even scribbled a bit with some crayons.

I searched some halves last night. 8,000 of them put me over the 600,000 mark! In this batch I found fourteen 90% silver halves (14 x 1964), thirty-three 40% silver halves (3 x 1965, 4 x 1966, 9 x 1967, 14 x 1968D, 1968S, 2 x 1969D), four proof halves (1968S, 1985S, 2002S, 2007S) and nineteen mint set halves (1987P, 2 x 1987D, 2 x 2002P, 2 x 2004P, 3 x 2004D, 2005P, 2005D, 2006P, 2 x 2006D, 2007P, 2 x 2007D, 2008P). I was very pleased with the results. The 1968S 40% silver proof half I found is a better specimen than the one I have in my collection. With the 2007S half I got a little closer to finishing my collection of proof halves. I also enjoyed the nice mix of mint set halves I came across.

Earlier in the day a teller gave me a bunch of foreign coins she had found in rolls recently. She gave me twenty-five Canadian pennies, four Canadian nickels, four Canadian dimes (one was a 1968 50% silver), one Swiss 20 Rappen, one Bermuda 10¢, one Euro 2¢ (Portugal) and one Euro 1¢ (Netherlands).

Found: 1 penny (in Costco), 1 nickel (outside of work)


James (UK) said...

Good to hear he's coming on leaps and bounds. Watch out for the next phase, which is when he starts taking things, and "going off" on his own with them to stop you "interfering"! That's what our Henry does now! ;-)