Yesterday was such a good genealogy day - and Sunday morning comes and the monitor is dark...and nothing can bring it back to life. Linda woke me up to tell me that it was dark at 6:45, and by 7 a.m. I had figured out it wasn't going to be a good genealogy day. I posted about the problem in hopes of getting a response from techie genea-readers, and I did from Thomas and Tamura - thanks, guys! I emailed my son-in-law the IT guy, then got ready for church and went at 9:30.
I was home by 11:45 a.m., and there were all the responses and I tried everything suggested and voila - the monitor is crap - Viewsonic crap - about two years old. I went in and watched the Padres game (we lost 9-5 on a walk-off grand slam in the 9th).
Back to the computer at 2 p.m, I read my email and blogs on the laptop, and updated the Monitor post. Then I wrote up the Best of the Genea-blogs post and I wrote about the CVGS web site problems on both the CV Genealogy Cafe and Genea-Musings. At 4:45, I went in to take a nap, watch the news, eat dinner, and watch Ken Kramer's show "About San Diego" at 6 p.m (Linda is in Victorville at the party for Audrey - I cooked pork chops and mixed veggies, topped off with an ice cream bar)
I came back to the computer at 6:30, and I emailed the CVGS list to tell them about the web site, and then worked a bit more on the web site trying to make it more readable. I checked Facebook, read some political news, and wrote this post, thinking I'll read my book and watch some TV tonight.
Genealogy today is hard to figure due to the monitor problem - 4.5 hours total. 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on the CVGS web site, 0.5 hour on Facebook.