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|The first groceries of 2014.|
|Daily Expense Form|
|A new Easter flag to welcome our friends to Games Night!|
|It was a beautiful day so Hubby decided to|
wash Black Beauty, (AGAIN!).
|It is a pretty truck, especially when it's|
gleaming in the sunlight!
|The Easter Bunny Girls.|
|The dining room / games table is all|
set for a night of fun!
|A close-up of my beautiful birthday orchid.|
|Home-made butter tarts were just part of the dessert menu.|
|Here are the games and the prize basket.|
|The Elimination game is under way!|
|The winner of the Elimination game gets to select the |
first prize from the basket.
1. Four of the five designs that have appeared on the reverse side of the penny have included maple leaves. What was the fifth design?
A portrait of a rock dove
A rendering of the Atlantic puffin
A view of the St. Lawrence River
A sketch of the Canadian Rockies
2. About 35 billion pennies have been minted since 1908. If they were stacked on top of each other, this would be the equivalent height of this many CN Towers:
3.The federal government announced plans to withdraw the penny, owing to production costs. How much did it cost to make one penny?
4. The net cost of redeeming the six billion pennies expected to be turned in over the next six years will cost the federal government:
5.How many pennies can you cram into a four-litre pickle jar?
344 pennies, or $3.44
4,992 pennies or $49.92
12,280 pennies or $122.80
175,333 pennies or $1,753.33
6.This country has also eliminated the single-unit coin from circulation:
All of the above
7.The last penny was produced in May 4, 2012 in which city?
8.A rare Canadian penny sold for $402,500 US at auction in January 2010. The penny, one of three ever made, bears this unique feature:
A misspelling of the word "Canada"
A small dot below the year
Renderings of both King George V and Edward VII
A hexagon shape
9.The letters KG appear on the penny below the maple leaf. This stands for:
King George, in honour of the monarch who preceded Queen Elizabeth
Kingston and Gatineau, to mark Canada's bilingual tradition
George Edward Kruger Gray, the artist who designed the maple leaf twig design for the penny
Kilogram, a reference to the metric unit of measurement standard in Canada
10.Pennies produced from 1982 to 1996 were unique in this respect:
They were made of copper-plated zinc
They were no longer round but rather had 12 sides
They didn't have "Canada" printed on them
They were extra lucky
|Larry played this winning entry in the "Don't Fall" game |
in his first try!
|This is the Memory Test Game. The best anyone |
could do was 11 of 13 items.
|Freddy was the King of backgammon and,|
of course, crokinole!
|The only game I won all night was Blockus!|
After the heartbreak of losing the deal on the 2010 truck we were indeed lucky to find this beauty last weekend. It took some real thought to decide to spend this amount of our savings on a vehicle but we think that we chose well. It took us a week to finalize the sale but Big Red came home yesterday and we think that it is just gorgeous. It is much prettier than the new truck we were considering and much better equipped. Oh yeah, and almost $20,000 less than the list price of the new one! I guess that the a__holes at the first dealership actually did us a big favour, and they probably didn't need our money anyway.
|Big Red was beautiful when she first came home.|
|Before the disappointment set in...|
|Black Beauty, a 2011 Ram 1500 Sport|
|The interior wasn't muddy until |
we brought it home!
|The centre stack includes the touch screen|
radio and climate controls.
|Poor Big Red, back on the dealer's lot.|
|You can see the missing paint from the rust bubble over the |
|The new truck getting its first wash at home. You can see|
why the floor mats are muddy in the shot above.
|Saying goodbye to Big Red. She has been sold to a vehicle|
wholesaler already. I hope she will find some love out there.
|Clean again for a short while.|
|"Grocery" shopping at Shopper's Drug Mart|
|Yummy, yummy salmon fillets!|
|The rest of the shopping.|
|Superstore grocery bill.|