Friday, November 2, 2012

Well we got lucky with a New England/Mid-Atlantic storm this time. Sandy didn't cause any harm to our house or property. We only lost power twice for about 5 seconds each time ... go SELCO! Our neighbors fence had a portion blown over near our sand box. I got an extra day off from work so in retrospect I feel I came out ahead.

Henry built this bus and bus stop last week.

Inspired by Henry's building. Hazel built this house for puppy.

Halloween went pretty quickly at our house, but it was great (for me anyway, Meg's been sick with a bad cold!). The kids couldn't wait to go out when I got home. We pushed them off until 5:30PM and I was out with them for about thirty minutes. We did about twelve houses on one side of our street. Henry and Hazel were both getting cold at the end of the street and were anxious to show Meg their candy. Some good holiday quotes:

Some Henry quotes –

After hearing that kids were coming to our house for candy. “Are they going to stay and play?”

When Meg asked him what we did during trick-or-treating – “We go to the door. You say “Trick-or-Treat.” We get candy.”

After I asked him if he could say “Happy Halloween” at the next house. “Why?”

"Yesterday was Halloween, Hazel. Today is also a holiday. Don't you just love holidays?" I told him about All Saints Day that morning.

All ready to go get some candy!

The awesome owl costume Meg made for Hazel. Unfortunately she only wore half of it!

Henry made this artwork at school.

Henry's signature.

I haven't scrounged up much coin lately. Darn hurricane!

17 small dollars had nothing.

8,000 halves produced three 90% silver halves (1943, 1964, 1964D), nineteen 40% silver halves (2 x 1965, 2 x 1966, 10 x 1967, 3 x 1968D, 2 x 1969D) and one proof half (1972S).

2,640 quarters rounded up one Bermuda 25¢ and one US nickel.

900 dimes had nothing.

3,000 nickels turned up two dateless Buffaloes, one War Time (1943P), five Canadians and one Euro 20&162;.

5,900 pennies yielded thirty-seven Wheats (including one Steelie), forty-three Canadians and two US dimes.

1917, 1920(2), 1929, 1930, 1934, 1938

Last week I had a really awesome bill score. A teller saved me nine old bills, eight $1 silver certificates and one red seal $2. In the silver certificates were three I needed, 1935D, 1957A, 1957B. I had only found two silver certificates previous to this and the 1935D series is now the oldest I've found (printed 1946-1953)! This one felt great.