Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Last week we had a huge pile of mulch delivered to our house, eight cubic yards! I should have taken a picture of the pile. I wanted to take one of it with Henry on top of it or at least besides it for scale purposes, but it didn't work out. He was excited to see it and to play in it at times.

This weekend I took an extra day off and Meg worked on spreading the mulch, doing weeding, raking up sticks (there are still many from the ice storm) and cutting back bushes. It was a lot of work, but it looks great.

We didn't do too much else, but Meg did take the time to participate in a local 5K run. She did better than she thought she would and felt good about it. Henry was very excited to see her finish as well.

I searched some coin from a different, new bank yesterday.

11 halves produced one mint set half (2005D).

3,000 dimes turned up one silver Rosie (1961) and six Canadians.

1,920 nickels yielded one War Time (1945P), two Canadians (2 Ni) and one US dime. In the batch were two key date nickels, the 1950 and the 1949S.

10,000 pennies had fifty-one Wheats, seventy-one Canadians, one Euro 2¢ (Spain), one US dime and one Panama 1¢. The hunt for the next new Wheat variety goes on! The Wheats were:

1911, 1916, 1919S, 1920, 1936, 1938(3), 1939, 1941(2), 1941D, 1942(2), 1944(6), 1944S, 1945(4), 1946(3), 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950S, 1951D, 1952D, 1953(2), 1955(3), 1956(2), 1956D(5), 1957D(2), 1958, 1958D(2)

On Saturday I finished looking through a coin book I recently got, Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2009, by Philip Skingley. It wasn't the best read, but the pictures were fun to look at. It is very comprehensive and attempts to cover all coins from Celtic times to present day. That's quite a task and so the book is almost 500 pages long. I only wish it were spiral bound and included mintages for later dates. Finding the 1831 English farthing got me thinking about collecting more UK coins.

Found: 2 pennies (at Papa Gino's), 1 nickel (outside the post office), 1 quarter (at Shaw's)

Redeemed: $11.65


James (UK) said...

Entirely useless comment, but I was just thinking you could have titled this post;

"Mulch Ado About Nothing".