Monday, November 12, 2012

Phew ... the weekend's over. It was non-stop adventure for Meg and I. Things didn't seem to stop until last night at about 8PM and then at that point we were too beat to do much. I'm not sure how I managed to stay up until 9PM.

On Friday we had a raucous dinner at Friendly's. Saturday I somehow thought we'd have more time to get things done. I was wrong. Taking the middle seats out of our minivan took more than an hour and involved me going back to the KIA dealer and getting the instance of three guys! With the seats out I was able to pick up Henry's new mattress and box spring. I brought that home and we converted his crib into a bed frame only to find out the crib converts to a full bed, not a single like we bought! (Ugh.) The conversion process was a bit crazy as the kids love tools, but still fun. I can't believe he's actually out of his crib-day bed. He's a big guy now! We then went out West for his soon-to-be cousin's reveal party. The kids behaved well and we had a good time.

On Sunday I gave a speech at church about stewardship that I had worked on the night before. It went over well. After service Greg, Evan and I raked and blew leaves outside the church buildings (Evan helped quite a bit!). Nicole watched the young ones and Meg got to have a well deserved brunch with some of her college friends. I failed at fixing Nicole's computer and then brought he kids home for a long Hazy nap and a some good scene making with Henry.

26 large dollars produced nothing. This batch puts me over the 2,000 mark, however. It took 5½ years to reach this point ... yup, they don't come up much.

8,000 half dollars rounded up five 90% silver halves (1962D, 4 x 1964), twelve 40% silver halves (4 x 1965, 1966, 1967, 4 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D) and two proof halves (1980S, 1985S).

2,800 quarters yielded one silver Washington (1956), four Canadian, one Bermuda 25¢ and one East Caribbean States 25¢.

700 dimes had one Canadian and one Swiss ½ franc.

600 nickels turned up one Canadian.

9,900 pennies pulled in forty Wheats, fifty-five Canadians, one US dime, one UK penny and one Barbadoes 1¢.

1929, 1930, 1936, 1937