Saturday, August 2, 2008

Family Journal - 08/02/08

Another day of very limited genealogy activities, but plenty of family history.

I went for breakfast with my men's Bible study group at 8 a.m. in National City, and was home by 9:30. My contractor R came to take measurements and we went to Home Depot to get fence stain, exterior house paint, and window coverings. We were home by 12:30... Linda couldn't make up her mind in some cases. Then we had to wait for the paint to be mixed. Linda made sandwiches for lunch, and then we went out to start working. R started on the fence staining to see how the stain would look and to see how much we would need. More than we thought. I pulled weeds along one of the fences so it could be washed and painted.

I came in at about 2:30 p.m. and read my email and blogs, then quickly posted
the Internet Genealogy magazine TOC. My son-in-law came, the baby woke up, and Lolo never went down... so I helped with them for awhile and talked to James while Tami napped. At a break, I came in and posted about my newly configured Ancestry home page. I checked Facebook for awhile, then took Lolo in to see if she would nap. Nope - she talked the whole time, but I dozed for a bit.

At 5:15, we left for Mimi's Cafe down in Mission Valley to meet my brother Stan and his family. They are the only family in San Diego area now, and hadn't ever met Audrey or seen Lolo since Christmas 2006. We had a great dinner, Lolo talked her cousin's ear off (he's 11, she's 3), and Audrey was held by everybody to their mutual enjoyment. She conked out right when dinner was served and woke up happy when it was over, so it worked out fine. When we left, we took some pictures of the family groups. I hope they turn out.

We were home at 8 p.m., Lolo crashed in the car and went down easily, Audrey went down a bit later. We watched the Padres game to the bitter end (a 2-0 loss to the Giants). Then I came in and read email and blogs, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was only 2.5 hours at most - 0.5 hour reading email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook and 1.0 hour writing blog posts. Lots of priceless and timeless family history time, though.

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