Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring is coming! It sure does feel good. Yesterday I came home to find Henry playing in the driveway in his little car, Meg nearby cleaning flowerbeds and Hazel watching it all in her exer-saucer. Henry, Hazel and I then got to run around the backyard and take the very short walk with both of them in the wagon. Hazel absolutely loved this (so did Henry). I think this is the first time she was in this thing. She was kicking her legs and making her gleeful sounds. We don't go far as I had to hunch down to make sure she was sitting ride at the same time I was pushing/pulling the thing, but it was worth it.

Usually in this blog I don't complain about things at home. Who wants to remember such things when they re-read them one or two years from now, right? This week, however, has been a tough one. These things come and go, I know, but some weeks have multiple "no for everything" days with Henry and that makes it really tough. Meg gets the brunt of this. :( Last night I told him I was going to count to five and then he'd have to pick a book to read before bedtime (bedtime has been tough for me and him). He did something cute, however, and after I started counting, "one-two," he stopped me, "no I count. one-two-three-four-five" and then he picked out a book!

8,560 quarters produced one silver Washington (1953), three Canadian 25¢, eight US nickels, one US penny, one NH token, one Bermuda 25¢, one UK 10 pence and one Panama 25¢ (2005). The Panamanian coin is a new one for me. It's kind of lucky that I spotted it as it is one of the few coins with the same dimensions and composition as US quarters. That sure was a lot of work this week to find one silver quarter ... better luck next week, I hope.

1,400 dimes yielded just one Canadian dime.

1,480 nickels rounded up six Canadians (3 Ni) and three US pennies.

2,000 pennies pulled in fourteen Wheats, twenty-one Canadians and three UK pennies.

1914(2), 1916, 1916D, 1923, 1940, 1944, 1944D, 1945, 1946D, 1951D, 1952, 1956, 1956D