Sunday, May 1, 2011

It was a another busy weekend for us and it was pretty crazy at some points, but we had some good times too and got some house stuff done.

On Friday we went to Old Sturbridge Village. We weren't there very long, but it was a really nice day out and was great to walk around. It felt really good to be able to eat outside again and not wear jackets. In the evening we went to the "red chicken place" (Indian) for takeout. Henry asked for a lollipop, but instead got a free mango shake. He was very happy with it and finished it before we were halfway home.

On Saturday and Sunday we worked outside a lot to create two raised beds for gardening. Even with the mini-van we took many trips to Home Depot to get soil and manure for the garden. It was difficult to determine just how much soil we needed in the beds. We might have to add more after a good rain comes as well. Meg also reorganized our sun room, the living room and the kids' rooms. It feels good to have gotten all this done.

Unfortunately we had a few meltdowns this weekend and Hazel still seems really off. We're hoping the doctor can give us some cure. Henry's sleep situation has improved somewhat. His remedy has been to voluntarily sleep on the floor through the night ... whatever works!

Hazel in a summer tank top.

Hazel at OSV playing in the play garden.

Henry play shoveling.

Meg and Hazel watching some sheep. Hazel seemed to really like watching them.

Forty large dollars didn't have anything.

1,121 small dollars produced one proof dollar (2010S Franklin Pierce) and twelve mint set dollars (5 x 2002P, 2002D, 2004D, 2005P, 3 x 2005D, 2008D). The proof is in pretty good condition.

(I'm really going to have to spend some time perfecting my photos of these dollar proofs. On some of the better condition ones, like this one, I can see a really nice cameo effect at certain angles. I've seen online pictures of coins come out with this effect, but attempts to get it have been hit-or-miss.)

8,049 half dollars turned up six 40% silver halves (2 x 1966, 2 x 1967, 2 x 1968D) and five proofs (1979S, 1982S, 1983S, 2000S, 2008S).

1,700 dimes had nothing.

400 nickels yielded just one Canadian (1 Ni).

11,800 pennies rounded up fifty-four Wheats, ninety-eight Canadians, two US dimes, two UK pennies and one Bermuda 1¢.

1918, 1923, 1924S, 1925, 1935(2), 1939, 1940(3), 1941, 1942(3), 1944(8), 1945, 1946(3), 1946S, 1947(2), 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952(2), 1952D(2), 1953, 1953D, 1953S, 1955, 1955D, 1956(3), 1956D(3), 1957(2), 1957D(2), 1958(2)

Found: 3 pennies, 1 dime