Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 05/28/08

CVGS things dominated today...

I was on the computer by 8 a.m. reading my email and blogs. I made the program agenda for today's meeting and the certificate for the speaker, then took my shower. I posted "Family Photographs - Post 7" and "What about unclaimed ancestors?" in reaction to Megan's post and video about unclaimed bodies. That took me up to the time to go to the UPS store and eventually the library.

I got to the UPS store at 10:30 and John was there making copies of the June flyers. I made my program agendas and folded them while he finished making flyers. We were done in 15 minutes, paid and left. I went by the post office, then McDonalds for lunch (nuggets, choc chip cookies, choc shake) and was at the library by 11:25. I went in the back way and found that our door was already opened, so I moved the piano to the side of the stage, set up the podium, turned on the AC, got my stuff arranged and went up to the conference room and snacked on the veggies brought by our members. The doors opened at 12 noon, and I greeted folks as they came in, including the U-T photographer. Where was the reporter?

The CVGS meeting started at 12:25, and the speaker started at 12:50. The photographer took some pictures of me and the speaker at the podium, and the reporter came in after the talk started. The speaker finished at 2 p.m., and we adjourned. I talked to the reporter for awhile, then we went up to the conference room and she interviewed several others for another hour. I was home by 3:30.

The reporter asked me how much time I spent each day or week doing genealogy, and I admitted to doing this daily life blog and that it was 40 to 60 hours of genealogy effort each week on average. She asked several others the same question!

I read my email and blogs, and posted "Where do visitors go on"
Then it was time for TV news, the paper, dinner on the patio and I was back on the computer at 6 p.m. I started my "education plan" for the ProGen Study Group. I got two pages done by 7 p.m. but deleted one page of it since I had said essentially the same thing in my resume last month! I went in to watch the Padres lose 6-4 to the Nats. Drat. Back on the computer at 10, I read email and blogs and wrote this post. Time for bed.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour reading and writing emails, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 4.5 hours doing CVGS activities, and 1.0 hour writing up my unfinished education plan.

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