Friday, November 16, 2007

Genea-Journal - 11/16/07

This was a decent genealogy day, considering the time commitments I had.

8:30 AM: Read my email and Bloglines, then read my news sites. Answered several emails and commented on Bill West's blog. Decided to post "The Best picture from Gerry's collection" on Genea-Musings. Only later did I see that I had posted this picture last week. Oh well.

Then it was off to Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego to find the grave stone of Harriet Barkley. Success! I found that she's buried there - off in the furthest corner. But no gravestone, only a patch of green. The full story is in "The grassy patch at Mount Hope Cemetery." Then it was back to Chula Vista - to Costco for lunch (Polish dog and churro), to the library and then down to the bayfront to walk with my friend, George. I got home just before 1 PM.

1:00 PM: Read my Email and Bloglines. Uploaded and printed the cemetery pictures and wrote an email to my correspondent. Got the two envelopes ready to send to my correspondents with the death certificates. Posted "What every genealogy society needs" and about the Mount Hope excursion on Genea-Musings.

3:00 PM: I decided I should try to advance the ball on my scanning project. I scanned 40 more pages from the second album - I'm almost done with that one now. Then it was time to take my Angel Linda out to dinner. We went to Trophy's out in Eastlake - decent food, great service, lots of TVs, fast. We were home by 6 PM, but I watched the news and read the paper, and almost napped.
7:00 PM: Figured I had better do something useful rather than doze off in the recliner, so I took the first 50 pages from the second album and made two OpenOffice presentations of them - 25 pages in each (files are 79 mb each!). Then I rotated the pages that needed it from today's scanning session. Only then did I read email and Bloglines. Corrected two earlier Genea-Musings posts. Logged into the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog and posted two items there from my Genea-Musings stack of stuff.

I'm going to knock off earlier tonight and get ready for the CGSSD meeting tomorrow at 9 AM at UCSD.

Genealogy today: 7.0 hours, blogging 2.0 hours, scanning project 3.5 hours.

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