Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sometime soon we're going to have to break the bad news to Henry ... his favorite restaurant, our local Friendly's, is closed. We were worried this was going to happen. The 2nd closest location is closed now too. Bummer.

Both Henry and Hazel have been sick and not sleeping well for a few days now. It's been a bit tough. They seem to be on the mend, however.

Our big excitement this week was setting up a small aquarium in Henry's room and getting two small fish for it. I'm probably the most excited about it. I've wanted an aquarium for a long time. Now having two small kids has given me the perfect excuse! Henry and Hazel do seem to get a kick out of it. They especially like feeding time of course.

133 small dollars had one modern new one for me, the 2011P Garfield.

8,000 half dollars produced four 40% silver halves (1967, 1968D, 2 x 1969D).

6,240 quarters yielded one silver Washington (1962), thirteen Canadians, three US dimes, twelve US nickels, one UK 10 pence, one Mexican $1 (1984), one Italy .5 Lire, one Bermuda 25¢ and a French Polynesia 10 franc. That's the first coin I've found from French Polynesia (includes Tahiti). The first new country of 2012 for me!

4,800 dimes rounded up one silver Rosie (1964D), five Canadians, one Trinidad & Tobago 10¢, one Italy .5 Lire and one Aruba 10¢.

2,040 nickels got me three War Times (3 x 1943P), six Canadians (4 Ni), two US dimes, one Cayman Islands 10¢, one Guatemala 10¢.

5,000 pennies landed me thirty-seven Wheats and twenty-six Canadians.

1925, 1928, 1929, 1935, 1941(2), 1942, 1944, 1945(2), 1946, 1948, 1951(5), 1952, 1952D(2), 1953(2), 1953D(2), 1955(4), 1955D, 1956, 1956D(2), 1957D, 1958(4)

Found: four pennies, one nickel, one dime and one foreign coin (a Euro 20¢)