Thursday, August 2, 2012

My genealogy day - 2 August 2012

Today was an all genealogy day, until the carpet/vacuum folks came by.  But I recovered...

*  Read email and blogs, and wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - 1880 U.S. Census Record for Isaac Seaver Family and then RootsMagic 5 Workshop in Bonita CA on Saturday, 4 August and "Who Do You Think You Are?" at Torrance, California Centennial and set the last one for early afternoon.

*  Worked in RootsMagic for awhile on my workshop for Saturday.  Need to lay out a script of some sort.  Made a GEDCOM file for use on the laptop.  Watched the end of the Padres game, Reds won 9-4.  Drat.

*  Worked up a Research Log for Joshua Smith.  Started to create his family also.   

*  Wrote Source Citations Created by Mobile App and set it for later in the afternoon.

*  Free carpet cleaning the young lady said at the door ... then the guys came at about 2 p.m. to do it and proceeded to demo the Kirby vacuum cleaner while pretending to get ready to shampoo the carpet.  demoed how our present vacuum is a piece of crap, and showed us out much dirt it doesn't pick up.  Linda wanted it, so we finally bought it... they didn't leave until after 8 p.m.  I finally had a bowl of beef stew at 7:30 p.m. for dinner.  Remind me to say NO to any door-to-door salesperson every time!

*  Worked in the database throughout the carpet saga... adding sources and content to the database.

*  Got the August 2012 CVGS Newsletter started ... about 50% done.

*  Back online to add more content and sources.  Ancestry search was up and down, so concentrated ion Mass VRs on American Ancestors.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 11.5 hours.

1 comment:

VacaGrammy said...

Sorry the "carpet cleaners"cut into your day. Kirby does make a VERY good vacuum with a shampoo attachment, although a bit "pricy".
They last a LONG TIME... I know, because I own one! Unfortunately their demonstrators/sales people are very persistant and high pressure; making it hard to get them to leave... They DO NOT like to hear "NO!!" to their purchase pitch! Hopefully you were able to get a good price, as they will often "discount" it!