Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Genea-Journal - 11/21/07

The genealogy day featured the CVGS computer group meeting, lunch with some colleagues, a frustrating trip to the County Clerks office, and I started working on my Christmas Journal.

8:00 a.m. - Read my email and bloglines. Posted "Finding records for living persons" on Genea-Musings based on last week's experiences. At 9:45, I left for the library. The CVGS Computer Group meeting started at 10 a.m., and featured frustration with some of the hardware early on. I summarized the meeting in my post here. At noon, we went to Panera for lunch. At 1 p.m., I stopped at the County clerk's office to get a death certificate for a query. I was home just after 2.

2:00 p.m. - Checked email and Bloglines. Wrote the post about the Computer Group. Balanced the checkbooks and bank accounts using MSMoney. Read my news and politics forums/blogs. Made my NFL picks for week 12 and posted them here, plus some other humor pieces. Helped Linda for awhile with things, then watched TV, read the paper and had dinner.

6:30 p.m. - Back on the computer. I decided that I needed to get a start on the Christmas family journal project - it's 16 pages with pictures and text. Found last year's Journal, and deleted all of the text and pictures except what I use over, and saved it as a new file. Edited the first two pages, adding and deleting as required. Found obituaries for my aunt and uncle and made them fit on two pages, with a picture on each page. Found my remarks at my aunt's memorial service back in May and squeezed them onto two pages. That was enough for tonight. I have plenty of material for the rest of it, but I need to collect info on the new babies and recent marriages in the extended family. Fiddled with the Genea-musings colors to get orange, yellow and brown - Thanksgiving colors! - and modified the template - will anyone notice? does anyone read blogs as a web page anymore? Finally, I wrote up my "I Am So Thankful" piece and posted it on Genea-Musings. Wrote this post, will check my stats, check my email again, go do the dishes, read a bit of my book, and call it a night.

Genealogy today - 8.5 hours, total -- blogging 1.5 hours, CVGS 3 hours, Journal 2.0 hours, query 1.0 hour.

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