Monday, July 20, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 20 July 2009

Hmmm, 40 years ago tonight we were in our living room at 2119 30th Street watching Armstrong and Aldrin walk on them oon. Shaking our heads with wonder at the tremendous scientific and engineering feat performed to make this happen.

* Was up early and ready for the GE appliance repair guy to come, and he didn't, and he didn't, and the minute I left for the library at 11:15, he did and we missed out. Wednesday.

* Read my email, blogs, and Twitter before posting Favorite Free (or Low Cost) Genealogy Resources. Funny -nobody commented on it. Guess I'll write a followup about mine on the morrow.

* Got cleaned up, ready for the repair guy, then wrote We're Related passes 50 Million Milestone, but ... because I needed to get it down in electrons.

* Left at 11:15 for the library for Table Talk and work on two queries. Talked and researched queries - not much luck. Was home by 1:15 p.m.

* Read everything, then wrote Susi Chats about Blogs, and more, which generated all of one comment. Looks like my readers don't really care about these things! Better find something to excite them!

* Made reservations for air travel, car rental and Little Rock hotel room for vacation, including FGS conference. Damn airfare was higher than last week...and damn car rentals add about 40% in fees to basic rental cost.

* Went to the CV Genealogy Cafe blog and wrote CVGS Road Trip - Carlsbad Library on 25 July then emailed it to the society mailing list. Checked on Ancestry new databases, answered several emails, and got sleepy, so went in at 4 for my nap.

* We went to dinner at 5 p.m. at Oggi's - the stove is broken... back home by 6:30 and I spent 40 minutes reading and thinking and checked some Ben Kaber things again. Nothing new, but did receive mail from Iowa today that said he wasn't mentioned in the county history book as a World War II KIA or in the newspaper either. Disappointed, but not surprised.

* Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and work through my Deaver novel. Pads lost 3-2 to Florida in a good game.

* Back online at 10:20, read everything, wrote this post and I'm done for the day.

Genealogy today was 7.5 hours - 2.0 hours reading email, blogs, Twitter and Facebook, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours doing CVGS queries, 0.5 hour on research, 0.5 hour on social networks, 0.5 hour on email.


VacaGrammy said...
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VacaGrammy said...

What, Randy, No Bar-B-Que gas grill with side burner in the back yard??? Makes easier for cooking meals - especially in summertime!!!
Or is it just easier to eat out???LOL....keeps from having to do the clean-up after supper!!!