I almost wrote something about 9/11 but got too busy to really think about it and write something meaningful. Next year, maybe! Other than blogging a bit, and working in footnote, I didn't do much genealogy work today.
I had to go to the medical center this morning for lab tests before my doctors appointment next week. I was home by 8, had breakfast, and worked for an hour and a half emptying out the guest bedroom for painting, ceiling scraping and cleaning. Finally at 9:30 I started reading my email and Bloglines, then Facebook, and updated my Footnote post from the night before. I loaded FTM 2008 and worked on Using FTM 2008 - Post 25: Web Search IV about using Web Clipping to put information from the web into my database. I worked a bit more with FTM 2008 to transfer images from the Web Search to the Media collection. A nice lady from WorldVitalRecords called to ask if I was reading their newsletter - I told her that somehow it had stopped coming via email, and I couldn't find their archive on their web site. I'm afraid she got an earful from me and didn't deserve it. She promised to put me back on the email list (and it came tonight). I posted 100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies because I was on it. There are some good ones in other categories too. Lunch time... I stayed home and ate in my Cave.
I worked awhile on Footnote, creating four Footnote Pages for my parents and maternal grandparents. Then I wrote about my thoughts on Footnote at this point in time. I'm ambivalent - I like the "seeding" using the SSDI records, but the process to create a page is fairly cumbersome, the web site is really slow, and navigation between people is almost non-existent. There are no family tree ties like most other social networking sites. Linda and Lolo came home at 2:30, and I played with Lolo for awhile, then was able to read email, blogs and Facebook before we packed up and headed off to dinner at Rubio's and the trolley for the Padres game. Lolo was a trooper - charmed everyone, ate a lot of junk food, sang "Take me out to the ballgame" several times, and really liked the fireworks after the home runs. We left after 7 innings, and were home by 10. After Lolo went down at 10:20, I read email and blogs, then wrote this post.
Genealogy today was only 4.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour in FTM 2008, and 1.0 hour on Footnote.com making Footnote Pages.