Monday, July 21, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 07/21/08

I was up real early - excited by the prospect of getting the new monitor and installing it. I was on the laptop computer by 7:30, reading blogs and email. I wrote about FamilySearch Indexing projects, then saw that others had posted about the Ancestry and FamilySearch census debacle, so I posted about it too - an hour late, but who cares if you have something unique to say (and I did).

I left at 10:15 a.m. and went to Costco to buy a monitor. I got an Envision G218a1 22-inch monitor (up to 1680 x 1050 resolution) for $229. I shad lunch there (Polishdog and churro) and came home and installed it quickly - no problems - every thing worked fine. A bonus - it has speakers built in, so I eliminated one plug from the wire tangle under the desk and opened some desk space. At 12:15 p.m., I took the laptop to the library for the weekly Table Talk. Dearl and John were there, and Dearl got the auditorium reserved for our October seminar. I was home by 2 p.m.

I realized that I hadn't done any more with FTM2008 due to the monitor problem, so I captured some screens and posted Post 7 in the Using FTM2008 series. I checked Facebook and email, then went in to watch the Padres game, read the paper, take a nap, eat dinner (baked chicken and corn, with a choc ice cream bar for dessert - hey, I can cook a little), watered the back yard and the plants, and took stuff out to the garage during break times in the Padres game (hey, we won 6-4, first win in a week). I came back to the computer at 7:15, read email and blogs, talked to my daughter and then my wife on the phone, checked Facebook again, and wrote this post. I need to go for my walk and then read some of my new book.

Genealogy today was 6.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 2.0 hours researching and writing blog posts, 1.0 hour in FTM2008, 0.5 hour in Facebook, and 1.5 hours at CVGS meeting. No researching at all... maybe tomorrow!

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