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30 Dec 2020

New Digs

Collecting Tips | slybluenote

Good afternoon folks!

Just wanted to touch base with everyone and wish them a Happy New Year and I sincerely hope it is better for everyone! A couple of weeks ago my sis-in-law mentioned that my collection was a little "askew"! She suggested that I could move her things out of the closet in the living room and use it to store my coin collection in it. I agreed and it took me a little while but I finally got everything moved into it. I call it my "new digs". I also have the option of changing the door handle and putting one that locks on it. The only thing I've changed is I went to Home Depot last week and bought a dehumidifier and placed on the top shelf. I have to admit that I like the idea of having the complete collection in one place.

I also decided to complete my year end inventory earlier this year. Last year I did it in Feb. but just wanted to get it done earlier this year. WOW, I'm glad I did. I think I mentioned it earlier, but a coin collection is just like a garden. You have to pull the weeds every once in a while and if you water it, it will grow! On top of it all, I've been attempting to learn how my new digital camera works. So as you can see, I've been keeping busy the last few weeks. Another reason I've been absent is having to learn some of the minor differences between my Chrome notebook and this Lenovo. I am making progress though.

In conclusion, everyone that values their collection should attempt to properly take care of it. Check out the pictures that I took with the new camera and let me know what you think. It's the first ones, but there will be more for sure! Again, Happy New Years to you and your families! Stay safe, HEALTHY and coronavirus free until the next time! P.S., the "pack leader" added a new member to our family! His name is "Lil Moe"!

Charlie aka slybluenote


Comments

Kepi

Level 6

"Lil Moe" is adorable! Great closet! The Peet's coffee boxes are a nice touch... haha ( Peet's coffee is the best!)

I also keep most of my collection in a locked closet. It's out of the way of prying eyes as well as dust.

Longstrider

Level 6

Looking good Charlie. Your photos are excellent. What can you do with a close up, macro, of a coin??? Cool pup. Happy New Year my Friend.

slybluenote

Level 5

Thanks John ! Yeah, I'm still working on photos of coins for sure. I'll be posting soon with some pictures just as soon as I update my collections page. Happy New Year to you and Kepi also my friend!

Mike

Level 7

A Happy New Year to the family and Lil moe. It looks to !e you have everything under control. That's a nice setup. . I wish you good luck my friend. Your new digs and Moe will help you out!!

slybluenote

Level 5

Thanks Mike ! Yes, I did hit a small rocky spot for a while to say the least. Thanks for the kind words and good luck to you and your future endeavors also my friend!

Stumpy

Level 5

I love Lil Moe, glad you are staying active, stay safe and keep in touch. Later Pally Boy!

"SUN"

Level 5

Happy New Year to you. It is always nice to have some organization.

Mokie

Level 6

Is it safe there Charlie? I would worry about theft if my collection were all together in a closet like that.

slybluenote

Level 5

Yes, I feel relatively safe here Moke. There have been 0 guests/people visit me since I've lived here, especially since the pandemic started. Like I said, I may eventually put a different door handle on the door just in case. I live in the burbs/almost in the country actually, so it's sparsely populated where I live. I have never heard of any crime in my community.

Long Beard

Level 5

I just looked at mine after reading the blog. Time to break out the weed whacker.

World_Coin_Nut

Level 5

It's nice to have the collection all together in one place. I have changed how I store my coins so many times over the years. It always has been a work in progress. Nice looking pooch.

The camera looks wonderful. Happy New year and Merry Christmas!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

You have very good taste in coffee too!

slybluenote

Level 5

Thanks Bama! I have already corrected the placement of the dehumidifier. It may be a while until I have an inventory system that I don't have to do manually...lol! I do keep a journal for my daughter which is updated any time that I make a purchase, so that she knows how much I paid, and where the item is located, so that does make the inventory a little easier. My bro-in-law that passed this past April introduced me to Major Dickason's dark roast blend, which I'm VERY attached to! :-)) Thanks for the tips buddy! Talk to ya again soon!

I. R. Bama

Level 5

That's a good looking little buddy you have there! Everyone needs a critter to be their side kick! Glad you got a new computer I think you will be happy with it. That is a great idea putting a dehumidifier in there with your collection, but you might rethink the exact location. On the top shelf you risk spills if you have an accident. Sooner or later that will probably happen.... Maybe on the floor instead? I have a coin inventory program, actually two of them. Consider getting one so you don't have to inventory every year makes life easier. You can add new coins to it as you go.... Hope these are helpful ideas!

CentSearcher

Level 5

It looks great!I am very strict with how I stored my collection from the very start. Happy New Year, and stay safe!

Golfer

Level 5

Happy New Year ! Such a cute puppy ! I have weeds all over the place. I need to clean house !

slybluenote

Level 5

Good luck Golfer!

slybluenote

Level 5

Yes CoinHunter, part of a Kennedy collection, Mint/Proof sets, Prestige sets and supplies, Yeah, like I said, he's the "pack leader's" puppy....LOL

CoinHunter

Level 5

I am assuming that there are coins in the coffee boxes lol, and cute dog! Happy New Year to you too!

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