Monday, May 17, 2010

Henry's Back

This weekend was a three day weekend for me. I took an extra day off from work to get some more baby-related tasks done. Meg's parents came and stayed with us for part of the weekend. With their help we were able to mount our new TV on the wall, put up a ceiling fan in baby's room, paint half of the baby's room , do a bit of furniture shopping and have a nice dinner out!

Here's a cute picture of Henry. It looks like he's poisoning our chipmunk, but actually he's planting seeds (or that's what he calls it).

Last week I took a bit of a break from coin searching. It wasn't entirely intentionally as things were pretty busy in the evenings and my two sources didn't have anything for me. I have to get working on finding a good, reliable third source.

I'm hoping this week's halves were a harbinger of things to come as they were my best in weeks. 8,000 produced seven 90% silver halves (1951S, 5 x 1964, 1964D), sixty-nine 40% silver halves (1965, 12 x 1966, 17 x 1967, 20 x 1968D, 9 x 1969D) and one proof (2001S).

Late last week I finished a book I was reading, Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, by Nathaniel Philbrick. It's the third book by Philbrick I've read this year. I was anxious to start reading, but was a bit disappointed with it. It concerns America's first government sponsored naval expedition. The expedition is not well known today, but it is famous for discovering Antarctica (this claim is a bit controversial), mapping South Sea islands and exploring the American West Coast. I enjoyed Philbrick's book when he described the adventure of the expedition, but unfortunately most of the book concerns the politics of the explorers. I didn't find their personal problems to be so interesting. I hope his next book, The Last Stand is a bit different and bit back to form.

Found: 10 pennies, 3 dimes and 1 quarter


Liz and Thom said...

I'm glad you got a bit of a result on the halves, they seem to have stunk for months. That's a fair few 40%s!

kestrelia said...

Thanks! I wasn't sure if it was worth continuing ... but I've got eight or so boxes of wrappers to use up, so I continued onward.