Monday, February 1, 2010

Randy's Genealogy Day - 1 February 2010

This was a palindromic day 01-02-2010 if you do it the European way... or 2 January was if you do it the American way. Anybody else catch that? Next one is probably 11-02-2011 (European). And then 21-02-2012, and 02-02-2020, 12-02-2021, 22-02-2022. And then 10-12-2101 - a long wait, eh?

* Up early due to 4.4 earthquake off Rosarito, felt it, no problem. Read email, blogs and Twitter, and noted that Amanuensis Monday - The Probate Packet of Simon Gates (1667-1752) of Stow MA posted. Got cleaned up, gathered laptop case and left at 8:45 a.m.

* Got to car dealer at 9:15 a.m. - the appointment time, and walked the 15 minutes to Macy's for the OASIS class. Perfect timing. Had ten students - all skill levels, but interested in Beginning Computer Genealogy. Cool. Started at 10:15 a.m., had a good class until 12:30 p.m. Had lunch at mall food court, walked to car dealer, bailed out the Lincoln and was home by 1:45 p.m. Linda was on computer, so snoozed in my chair until 2:45. I needed that!

* While at class/dealer, Win a FREE Subscription to GenealogyToday and GenWeekly - Enter Today! posted. Had about 20 responses so far. Read everything, helped Linda with groceries, messed around until 5:15.

* Neighbor came at 5:15 p.m. for dinner, walked her home at 6:30, back on computer to read everything, then research and write Tagging Groups of People in Legacy Family Tree. Checked in on Facebook and Twitter.

* Went in at 9 p.m. to watch 24, back online at 10:15 after telephone call with Lori. Wrote this post.

* Noted that January 2010 was best traffic month ever for Genea-Musings - 17,004 visits and 26,772 page views according to Sitemeter. Those are averages of 548 and 864 per day. Thank you, readers!

Genealogy today was 6.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook and Twitter, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.5 hours on OASIS class, and 1.0 hour in software.

1 comment:

VacaGrammy said...

Sorry Randy,
Must have mised something awhilw back, (or else I am just dense!), Please explain what OASIS stands for... I know that it involves classes, and that you teach some of them.