Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The weekend started pretty good for us. On Friday we had a nice dinner out with the kids. The food and service weren't so good, but the kids were well behaved. Hael was very active at the restaurant and made a lot of loud sounds. No worries, she was having fun and we were in a far off corner of the place. We even did some shopping afterwards.

Saturday began pretty rough for us with Henry at his worst, shrieking lots and having to be punished. We went to "Fire And Ice" day at Sturbridge Village anyway. It was a good time. They had lots of fire engines and pumpers there from all time periods. Henry called the really old ones "carriage fire trucks." We saw some of the tornado damage off in the distance (the village really dodged a bullet on that one) and tasted some chili as part of a contest. Henry wasn't too hip on leaving, but that's kind of usual these days. Hazel did well.

Sunday was a much better start. We had a great time at cousin Evan's second, family birthday party. All kids were super and we adults had a lot of peaceful time together. It felt good to be the shade and talk to everyone. The kids made us a pay a bit for all of this once we got home. They teamed up and fought nighttime with a vengeance. We parents won the long struggle eventually, but it did take a lot out of us!

This morning after seeing his PBS Kids picture on the TV start distort. I had this cute exchange with Henry.

Henry: Why it do that?
Dad: I don't know. I guess something's wrong with their antenna.
Henry: Why their antenna wrong? I ask grandpa.

426 small dollars turned up just one mint set dollar (2002D).

8,008 half dollars produced one 90% silver half (1964) and ten 40% silver halves (3 x 1966, 6 x 1967, 1968D).

1,320 quarters had one silver Washington (1959), one Canadian and one French franc. The Canadian was a new one for me too, the 1992 Manitoba!

3,350 dimes yielded two silver Rosies (2 x 1956D), sixteen Canadians, one US penny, one Bermuda 10¢ and one Singapore 10¢.

1,160 nickels rounded up three War Times (2 x 1943P, 1944S), one Canadian, one Bahamas 5¢ and one US penny.

11,100 pennies turned up forty-eight Wheats, seventy Canadians, four US dimes and one Euro 2¢.

1909, 1910, 1935, 1939, 1940(2), 1941, 1942(2), 1944(2), 1944D, 1945, 1946(8), 1947, 1950, 1951S, 1952D(2), 1952S, 1953(2), 1953D(2), 1954, 1954S, 1955D(2), 1957(3), 1957D, 1958, 1958D(2)

A teller saved me a good foreign coin for me, a South African 1 Rand. It's a new country for me and counts as it was found in US circulation.

Found: 4 pennies, 2 tokens