Tuesday, January 31, 2012

This weekend was a busy one for us. We had a pretty good dinner with the kids on Friday night. The service was spotty, but the kids held up OK all considering. For a bit they were really cute and danced together while we waited for our food.

On Saturday we went to a birthday party in the morning at the Ecotarium. Henry was pretty shy (this is usual these days). Hazel was curious about the bigger girls. Hazel didn't make it through any of the planetarium show, but Henry did stay with me and watch just fine. He just didn't say anything at all about it afterwards or during. In the afternoon Henry and I went on lots of errands. We went to get his haircut (pretty bad experience, we left covered in hair), get a special bakery cake for Meg, the toy store, an accessory store, CVS and the library! In the evening I went with the kids and their aunt and uncle to Papa Gino's (I didn't eat) and later out with Meg for a nice meal. We liked our food a lot, but the service was extremely slow.

Sunday, Meg's birthday, went well. I took the kids to church. Both did really well. Hazel stayed in the nursery with no problems ... just a nap on the floor and Henry went upstairs to his classroom without any issues. Meg got to spend some time with her sister having brunch. It sounded like a nice, rare time for those two. When we got back from church we enjoyed the birthday cake. Henry told me, "I think that frosting is made of whipped cream" and asked me, "Why do they only make cakes, bread and cookies at that bakery?"

The coins ...

79 small dollars had nothing.

8,000 half dollars produced seven 90% silver halves (6 x 1964, 1964D) and twenty-six 40% silver halves (2 x 1965, 2 x 1966, 8 x 1967, 6 x 1968D, 8 x 1969D).

6,360 quarters yielded two silver Washingtons (1948, 1964), sixteen Canadians, four Bermuda 25¢, four US nickels and one US dime.

4,850 dimes rounded up two silver Rosies (1952S, 1959), seven Canadians, one Bermuda 10¢ and one US penny.

2,920 nickels got me two Buffaloes (1920, 1936), two War Times (1942P, 1944P), one Canadian (1 Ni) and two US dimes.

18,050 pennies had three hundred thirty-six Wheats, one hundred eighteen Canadians, four US dimes and one Bermuda 1¢. I hit upon one big bunch of Wheats as a handful of rolls were solid Wheats and were even labeled as such. In the Canadians was one of my best coins yet (price-wise), a 1925 George V cent. Only 1,000,622 were minted and it's worth something like $30.

1909, 1919, 1920(2), 1925, 1929 ...