Tuesday, August 23, 2011


There are definitely a lot of mysteries with children, particularly with Henry and his increased conversational skills. He gets a lot more across, but he also opens up a lot more confusion at time as we sometimes don't get what he's getting at or what word he's insisting on using (we can't just say, "Can you spell it?", but I'm tempted!).

Last night when I got home he told me that I skipped on page in his book because it was stuck to another page (a library book) and that we should have known that because the front cover had small pictures of all trucks covered inside the book. The logic of all this really impresses me. It's thrilling to observe his thought development!

The next one's more funny. Henry was playing with Meg's deodorant yesterday. We told him it was for putting on one's arm pits to make them smell nice. Henry put it on his forearms and told Meg, "now I smell like an airplane." She had no idea why he said that, but he insisted. I had no clue either. This morning Meg figured out he said that because the deodorant has a picture of a small airplane on it to denote that is is safe for airplane travel ... go figure!!

I had a big victory last night! I snaked out our sink drain for 2 hours and beat the clog. It took snaking it from the basement through some clean out point and one terrific mess ... I feel like Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs ... but it is now done and didn't cost me anything. No $200-$300 plumber call!

On to another mystery ...

The coins were pretty good to me last night (at least for the amount searched).

53 small dollars had nothing.

5,240 quarters produced two silver Washingtons (1942D, 1964) and sixteen Canadians. Finding two silver quarters and including a new one in one sitting was awesome. I haven't found two in one night since April. Putting a new (older coin anyway) in my albums is one great feeling. I brought the album into work today just to gloat to myself. The silver quarter album is very slowing filling up, just another 100 years or so and I'll be done.

2,500 dimes yielded just nine Canadians and one East Caribbean States 10¢.

1,080 nickels turned up one War Time (1945P) and four Canadians (1 Ni).

600 pennies (not sure where all these were at the three banks I hit) rounded up just three Wheats (1944, 1945, 1958D) and five Canadians.

Found: 5 pennies (one was a 1934 Wheat) and 2 dimes