Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Genea-journal - 12/12/07

When your day starts out with lemons, then make lemonade. I wanted to mail my Journal envelopes and go to the County Clerk's office today, but Linda called from the spa in Mission Valley (15 miles away) and asked me to take her purse to her - she grabbed the wrong one. I just had my email read when I got ready to leave. I grabbed my research briefcase and went out the door, remembering my flash drive in the process (and the purse!). After delivering the purse, I went to the FHC and spent two hours working in Footnote downloading Revolutionary War Pension Files for two of my ancestors - Philip Row and Isaac Buck. Before I left, I ordered the microfilm for Glocester RI probate records 1731-1796 so I will have something to start the new year off right.

I went to lunch and got home at 1 PM. After reading my email and Bloglines, I wrote my Advent Memory post, and then worked on the LDS Record Search content post on Genea-Musings. Then I worked on my NFL picks for this week and posted them, and then posted four more items - all humor - on my Randy's Busy Life blog (the one that I'm too busy to post on about my daily activities). Linda came home and wanted to use the computer, so I took a nap. I got back on at about 4:30, and messed around with news and stuff until dinner time.

At 7 PM, I got back on and read my email and Bloglines, and then resolutely started working on my scanning project - putting captions on the photo album pages that I saved in an OpenOffice presentation file. It took awhile to figure out how to add a text box (duh! I did it back in October...why was it so hard?) to the pages, and worked my way through two of the 9 album files. I had to look on the back of many photos to do this... I finished the second album file at 10 PM, so did the dishes and came back to read email and write this post.

Genealogy today -- 7.5 hours, including 1.5 genea-blogging, 2.0 hours researching at the FHC, 2.5 hours scanning, and 1.5 hours reading email and Bloglines.

I'll mail my stuff and go to the clerk's office on the morrow! Off to bed!

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