Maybe I shouldn't post this... feels like it might be stepping on a landmine... but... I'm not that smart. So...
I had to go to the bank today to deposit some cash that a relative gave me to pay for something. I figured while I was in the bank anyway I'd just see if they had any of the new quarters. I thought it might be fun to search some rolls. I figured if I found anything I'd stick them in 2x2 mylar flips and sit on them for 10+ years.
When I got back into coin collecting as an adult around 2006 / 2007 the first thing I did was buy some coin albums / folders for pennies (which later expanded to include dimes, nickels, and quarters) and see what I could do trying to fill them by pulling from circulation / searching rolls. It's a fun way to kill an afternoon sometimes.
Well, I'm out in what might be considered the boonies, or on the edge of such, and we don't have big bank branches out here, mostly just small banking centers. My branch doesn't get quarters unless they order them and they don't order new ones every time the mint releases an new design, so I was SOL. They only had loose coins and regular rolls, nothing fresh from the mint.
So I just deposited my cash and went home with my lightbulbs so I can stop living like a mole with burned out bulbs. I'm just not willing to kill 2-3 hours of my life making a special trip out to a larger branch further into town just to get quarter rolls in the hopes of finding something.
Sam had to have a CT yesterday after a head ultrasound / MRI (not even sure which) showed that he had a fluid pocket in his head left over from everything draining out after the shunt was put in. CT showed that it was basically just CSF - no fresh blood. So the neurosurgeon is happy and we'll go back in late June or July for a follow-up. It was very strange seeing him packed in in such a way that he couldn't move during the scan, but he was inclined to nap at the time so he just got comfy and slept through it.