Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This weekend was supposed to be a nice, long, four day weekend, but instead became a bit more defined by woes than we would have liked. We still had a some good times together, but it's tough not to remember:

1) A car accident I had on Friday. No one was hurt and my car is still drivable, but the repairs will take some time. A big pain.

2) Our house drain getting clogged. I discovered this Friday evening. We had to wait for an estimate from our plumber on Saturday and then he fixed it with his assistant on Monday. Less expensive than we feared, but there's much more fun ways to spend $500 and living without drainage is a bit of a drag!

3) Our camera is dead.

4) Hazel was sick yesterday, seems better today. Meg is really under the weather today and I'm not too hot.

Despite all this I particularly enjoyed taking Henry and Hazel on the subway in Boston. It was a just a no-destination, just for the experience trip on two cars, but Henry got a big kick out of it. We did this while Meg was enjoying a nice visit with a college friend and her new baby. He was especially surprised to find a Dunkin' Donuts underground and kept asking me which buildings the train had gone under. We also had fun at the apple fest at Tower Hill Botanical gardens and picking apples at Tougas Farms. We're still really proud of the progress Henry's making with potty training and at school.

8,000 halves had just one 90% silver half (1964).

8,320 quarters produced eleven Canadians, fourteen US nickels, four US dimes, one Chinese 1 Yuan, one Bermuda 25¢, one Dominica Republic 25¢ and one Swiss Franc (1992).

6,450 dimes rounded up seven silver dimes (1944, 1946, 1958, 1961D, 2 x 1964, 1964D), seven Canadians and two UK 5 pence.

5,000 pennies yielded thirty-three Wheats, twenty-three Canadians and one Chinese 1 Jiao.

1926, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941(3), 1942, 1944(2), 1944D, 1945, 1945D, 1946(4), 1948, 1949S, 1950, 1951(2), 1951D(2), 1952, 1952D(3), 1953D, 1954D, 1955, 1957, 1958D

Found: 4 pennies, 2 quarters