Wednesday, February 13, 2008

My Genealogy Life - 02/13/08

The genealogy day started out well and ended abruptly at 4 p.m. when we went out to dinner and a play, Hello Dolly, at Lamb's Players Theater in Coronado. It was great to get out - there were three other couples from church there and we had fun talking to them.

I was on my email and Bloglines at 8:30 a.m., and had "Letters from home - Post 8" on Genea-Musings in short order (since I had prepared it the other day). I downloaded Windows Live Messenger software so that I can take part in the TGF chat next week, and tested it out a bit. I went looking for my interview summary from October 2006, and finally found it in an MSWord document - I thought I had lost it in the computer crash a year ago. I printed that out so I would be ready to answer those questions in my phone interview. The reporter called at 10 a.m. and we talked for about 30 minutes - pretty much me rambling stream-of-thought genealogy - we'll see if he can make it coherent! I sent him a picture with me and my pedigree chart. Then I printed out some California Voter List pages, some will abstract pages and some deed index pages for show and tell at the CVGS Research Group, grabbed lunch, and went out.

I left for the post office at 11:40 a.m., and was at the library at noon. We had 10 people at the Research Group meeting with 3 interesting problems. I was home by 2:30 p.m. I posted "Colleen Fitzpatrick at CGSSD" and then sent the CVGS email list the "Genealogy News" of the month (prepared last night). Then I went on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog and posted the "Monthly Genealogy News - 13 Feb 2008" there, and wrote up my summary of the meeting in "Research Group Meeting notes" on both the Cafe and Genea-Musings.

That was it for the day - a total of 7.0 hours spent on genealogy, of which 1.0 was reading email and Bloglines, 1.5 hours was blogging, 2.5 hours was CVGS related, 1.0 hour was interview related, and 1.0 hour was TGF related.

We have Lori and her boys coming tomorrow afternoon, so my genealogy time will be limited through Monday - that's why I set up more Letters from Home the other day - I can edit and post in 10 minutes. I still have to do Limericks and the iGenes awards too - I'll probably work on them tomorrow.

I'm forgetting something ... ah, yes, it's V-Day tomorrow! Hmmm - what should I get my sweetie? I wonder if she wants a new pedigree chart? Or a framed picture of her great-grandparents? How about a 25 page genealogy report of the descendants of Torger Olsen? Just the romantic thing for the girl with a genealogist hubby! Maybe some flowers will work too. And a card. And a big hug and kiss. And the grandsons arriving at 4 p.m. It will be a full day!

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