Monday, July 20, 2009

Long Weekend

This weekend was a long, four day weekend for me. I took off two days, Thursday and Friday, so that going to my brother-in-law's wedding would be easier. It was a good weekend for us.

Things started out really well one Thursday. Meg and I took Henry clothes shopping. Mr. Cheap got three pairs of shorts, two pajama sets and three shirts at Gymboree for $1 ($101, minus 20% because of a coupon and minus $80 because of two gift cards). That store's expensive, but they do have some nice, cute clothing. Things were going so well at the mall that we had a rare lunch out together at Bertucci's. That evening Henry spent some time with his Nana and Grandpa while Meg and I went to the rehearsal dinner.

On Friday we prepped for the wedding. Before the wedding Meg and I stopped at a farm to check out a windmill. Some animals were also there. Here's shots. (This morning when I showed Henry these pictures he labeled the goats as "sheept.")

The wedding went really well. The rain held off until later (which was actually pretty cooling) and everything went smoothly. We heard some great speaches and all were touched by emotions shown by the new couple. We're very happy for the two of them and are looking forward to stories from their honeymoon. Henry held up very well and stayed up pretty late for him (9pm). He had a lot of fun dancing in his pajamas with all of the guests. Here's a picture of him checking out golf cart with his Nonnie and a shot of Bri and Heather.

Here's Henry in his new pajamas with his very cool sunglasses waiting for Mommy to finish her shower.

I searched a lot of coin during the first half of weekend. The results were OK. I expected things to be a better considering the volume, but oh well, that's it goes.

I was most happy with the dollars I searched. I rounded up 528 small dollars from two sources. In them was one proof dollar (2003S), one mint set dollar (2004P), one Canadian $1, one East Carribean States $1, and one Bermuda $1. That's the best batch of dollars I've searched in some time, two new foreign types and the first new proof dollar since August of last year.

8,101 half dollars produced two 90% silver halves (2 x 1964), twelve 40% silver halves (1966, 2 x 1967, 7 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D), five proof halves (1981S, 1989S, 1990S, 1994S, 2008S) and thirty mint set halves (2 x 2002P, 2 x 2002D, 2003D, 2 x 2004P, 4 x 2004D, 2 x 2005P, 3 x 2005D, 2 x 2006P, 2 x 2006D, 3 x 2007P, 3 x 2007D, 2008P, 2 x 2008D). The new proof that was in the batch leaves me with just three more clad proof halves to find (1974S, 1984S, 2009S)! I was also surprised to get every mint set half from 2002-2008, except the 2003P.

4,280 quarters yielded eleven Canadians, one UK 10 pence, one US dime, one US nickel, and one US penny.

6,600 dimes turned up two silver Rosies (1951D, 1959D), thirteen Canadians, two UK 5 pence, two Bermuda 10¢, two US pennies and one button (from L.L. Bean).

3,840 nickels had fourteen Canadians (5 Ni), three Bahamas 5¢, one Euro 5¢ (Germany, 2002), one Japanese 1¥ and one US dime. The mix also had a key date Jefferson, the 1951S. One of the Bahamas nickels was a new type for me.

9,950 pennies rounded up forty-three Wheats, eighty-three Canadians, eight US dimes, one UK penny (1999), one Euro 2¢ (Italy, 2004) and one Indian 25 Paise. The Indian coin is a new type for me. The Wheat varieties were:

1940, 1941, 1942, 1944(4), 1944S, 1945(3), 1945D, 1946(3), 1946D, 1947D, 1947S, 1950, 1951(2), 1951D, 1952(3), 1953D, 1956(2), 1956D(4), 1957, 1957D(6), 1958(2), 1958D(2)

Found: 2 pennies (1 at Papa Gino's, 1 at DCU)