Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Yesterday Henry decided to make a special yogurt with his own recipe. He was very proud of this and asked Meg to cover it with Saran Wrap so he could put it in the fridge. He said it'd take ten hours to finish and then asked Meg, "is that a long time?" Before supper he set four dessert bowls on the table and towards the end of supper he put a bit of corn bread in each bowl and "drizzled" his unique concoction on top of them. There was a bowl for each of us. Meg was the first to try the special sauce ... it wasn't too good (a lot of oregano and lime went into it). Henry was next and made one terrible face when he tried it; saying, "that's not too good." Hazel was third, grabbing a large spoonful, she made her yuck face, did a shake or two and finished it all. I tried it last ... I had too. An auspicious, but cute start, that's for sure!

56 small dollars and 9 half dollars had one 40% silver half (1969D).

7,760 quarters produced three silver Washingtons (1943, 1953D, 1957D), twelve Canadians, one UK 10 pence, fourteen US nickels and five US dimes. It was really cool to have my good silver quarter streak continue. Three in one sitting is really good for me ... and no 1964's! (It came at the cost of being short changed $3.55 because of the nickels and dimes, but I still came out ahead, I think.)

6,700 dimes rounded up two silver Rosies (1946, 1964D), ten Canadians, two UK 5 pence and one US penny.

2,080 nickels yielded seven Canadians (3 Ni), one Bermuda 5¢ and one US dime. I'm still not having that much luck with nickels.

Yesterday wasn't a great day for me, but I felt like my luck was turning around when I found a pile of foreign coins on top of a Coin Star machine. There were fifty-two coins in all (fifty-one of which were foreign) and a convenient ziploc bag to put them in! The mix included one US nickel, three Canadians pennies, one Euro 1¢, two Euro 2¢, one Euro 50¢ (75¢ in Euros), one South Africa 5¢, three South Africa 10¢, one South Africa 50¢ (12¢ in South African Rands), six Thai 1 Baht, two Thai 5 Baht, two Thai 10 ¢ ($1.18 in Thai Baht), two Mexican 50¢, one Mexican $2 (23¢ in Mexican Pesos), two Hungarian 2 Forint, one Hungarian 5 Forint (4¢ in Hungarian Forint), three South Korean 10 Won, one South Korean 100 Won (12¢ in South Korean Won), two Costa Rica 100 Colones (40¢ in Costa Rica Colones), twelve Japanese 1¥ and three Japanese 10¥ (55¢ in Japanese ¥). Unfortunately there weren't any new countries in there for me, but I did get a lot of new types.

Found: 1 nickel, 51 foreign coins (see above)