Friday, August 18, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 18 August 2017

Another decent genealogy day with a major error fixed, and some blogging.  Lori and the boys come tomorrow for 4 nights, so blogging may be light.  Or not.

*  Dropped Linda off, went to the medical center for my blood test - I passed, home to read, and picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 188: #267 Susanna (Wood) Reed (1724-1780) of Woburn and Marlborough, Massachusetts posted, and added to the Best Of post.  Answered some email.  Wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 18 August 2017.

*  Had a nap, ate lunch, got the wash started, and online at 12:30 p.m. to start on the Genealogy News post.

*  Wrote the Surname and SNGF posts.  Then the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts.  Went looking for the Catherine Knapp obituary and finally found it.  That got me looking for the wife of Charles C. Knapp and I finally figured out that I had conflated two guys with the same name and birth year into one - one ends up in Indiana, the other in Iowa, contemporaneously.  Created the second guy, unhooked the wrong guy from the Knapp family, found content and sources, separated them on the Family Tree, and I'm glad I did the other stuff early!

*  Noted that Genealogy News Bytes - 18 August 2017 posted, and checked Facebook and Twitter.  Washed both cars.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV, then online to double check the Charles Knapp work, and TreeShared the new and changed persons in the database.  It won't let me disconnect the guy from his non-parents on the Ancestry Member Tree.  I had to do it manually in the AMT, just like I had to do it in the Family Tree.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, read my Kindle book, play two Sudoku games, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to Nationals 7-1, so now 54-68 on the season.

*  Online at 10 a.m. to read, then wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 17 August 2017

One more day for genealogy fun - then the grandchildren come to visit.  This was a stay-at-home day.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and we shopped at Ralphs, home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that 1742/3 Marriage Record for Nathan Reed and Susanna Wood in Boston, Mass. - Post 378 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, added to the Best Of post, and worked in FamilySearch Family Tree matching with RootsMagic persons on a Seaver line.  More to do on that line.

*  Rested my eyes but couldn't nap, had lunch, then online to answer email and wrote Seavers in the News - Elizabeth Seaver's 1851 Marriage.  Answered email, then TreeShared RootsMagic.  Got drowsy, so took a nap.

*  Checked Facebook and Twitter, then wrote Using WikiTree to Find Relationships to Famous Persons.  Added to the Best Of post.  Worked on and wrote the 52 Ancestors post.  

*  Went in at 5 p.m. to eat dinner, read the paper, and watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then answered more email.  Checked Facebook again.

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and start my new book...but I found I'd already read it.  So got the tablet out and started one of the Kindle books.  Padres lost 2-1 to the Nationals, so now 54-67 on the year.  Did the dishes.

*  Online at 10:15 p.m. to read, write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.0 hours.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 15-16 August 2017

We went to the Padres game on Tuesday night, so I didn't journal.

1)  Tuesday, 15 August 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1900 U.S. Census Record for Christena Brookey Household in Clay County, South Dakota posted, added to the Best Of post, answered email, and wrote Tombstone Tuesday - Cornelius Feather (1777-1853) Gravestone.

*  Took my 90 minute nap, had lunch, then worked on Genealogy News Bytes - 15 August 2017 and the Wednesday morning post.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  TreeShared the RootsMagic database.

*  We left at 5 p.m. for the trolley station, ate dinner at Tin Fish, and in Petco Park by 6:30 p.m.  Padres won 8-4 over Phillies, so now 53-66 on the season, and we are 8-7 in person (I think).  Home by 10:30 p.m. to read and go to bed.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 16 August:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to the 99cent store.  Home by 10 a.m.

*  noted that Zoo Fun in May 2013 - Post 477 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted and wrote Book Review: "Death Finds A Way: A Janie Riley Mystery" by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and took a short nap.  Went in at 12:30 p.m. to eat lunch and watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book.  Padres won 3-0 so now 54-66 on the season.  There is hope for 70-76 winds, I think, better than what was projected.

*  Online at 3:15 p.m. to read, then wrote FamilySearch Digital Microfilm Update and checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched TV news, put out the trash, and finished the laundry.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, write the Treasure Chest post for Thursday, and worked in Ancestry Hints.  Resolved over 300 of them, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

*  Checked facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.
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Monday, August 14, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 14 August 2017

It was a big genealogy day and then the Padres game cut it short.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and home before 9 a.m.  Went right into Mondays With Myrt and had all of a minute to contribute.  

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 6 to 12 August 2017 posted, and started putting my Exciting Find talk together.  Rested my eyes and ate lunch.

*  Online at 12:45 to note that Amanuensis Monday - 1736 Non Compos Mentis Petition for Josiah Wood (1687-1753) of Woburn, Mass. posted.  Finished up the presentation - only 17 slides, 10 minutes max.

*  Added to the Best Of post, wrote Request For Help Finding Richard "Dick" Bell in the Montreal Area and answered email.  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  Worked in RootsMagic for awhile matching folks to FamilySearch Family Tree.  

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news.  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post for Tuesday, and added a family to the database from the census record.  

*  Went in at 7:15 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper and then my book, and washed dishes.  Padres won 7-4 over the Phillies, so now 52-65 on the season.  It ended at 10:30.

*  Online to read, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 95 hours.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

My Genealogy Sunday - 13 August 2017

It was a pretty typical summer Sunday here in the genea-cave - church, Padres, some blogging, some research, even a Chargers game.

*  Read email and lbogs watching Meet the Depressed, then off to church at 9:30.  Went to the grocery store on the way home, home before noon.

*  Downloaded several probate files from American Ancestors, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 6 to 12 August 2017 posted, then went in and had lunch. 

*  Watched Padres game, napped a bit, read the paper, and then my book.  Padres lost to Dodgers 6-4 in another well played game - so now 51-65 on the season and 3-7 on the road trip.  We go on Tuesday.

*  Online at 4 p.m. to read, then transcribed the probate record for Amanuensis Monday.  

*  Went in for dinner at 5 p.m., watched the Chargers preseason game.  I'm still going to root for the players, but Spanos can go to wherever...the first half was close, didn't watch the second half, but they lost to Seattle 48-17.  Way to excite the LA fans, Deano.

*  Online at 6:30 to read, noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 6 to 12 August 2017 posted and posted All Census Records at MyHeritage Are FREE August 14-20.  Wrote the Amanuensis Monday post.

*  Worked in Ancestry Hints on the big tree - resolved about 250 of them.  Have lots more to do!  TreeShared with the AMT.

*  Checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 12 August 2017

I didn't sleep well last night, and was really tired all morning.  After the nap, I felt better, but then after dinner I watched the Padres game.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read emails and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:20 a.m. to note that Surname Saturday - DELCOUR (Switzerland to Colonial New York) posted.  Gathered my stuff and was off to the SDGS meeting.

*  Got there by 9:45 and talked to folks, then watched Steve Morse's first talk which was funny and informative.  Talked to D at the break about Alzheimers and her father-in-law, what an ordeal.  Was really tired, so came home, arriving by noon.

*  Read, then lay down for a nap.  90 minutes later I was refreshed and had some snacks.  Noted that  Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Genealogy Database Statistics posted, answered email, and   wrote three posts on the CVGS blog, and the Ancestry and FamilySearch weekly posts.

*  Checked some MyHeritage trees for smart matches in the McKnew family, and matched RootsMagic persons with FamilySearch Family Tree persons.  

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, read the paper, and watch the Padres game.  Read my book too.  Padres lost 6-3 to Dodgers in a tight game well played by both teams.  So now 51-65 on the season, 3-6 on the road trip, and 3-8 vs. the Dodgers on the season.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 4.5 hours.

Friday, August 11, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 11 August 2017

Another week gone by - 20 to go in 2017.  Time sure flies when you're having fun.  Stayed home.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up and home by 9:10 a.m.  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 187: #266 Nathan Reed (1719-1802) of Woburn and Marlborough, Massachusetts posted and added to the Best Of post.  Wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 11 August 2017 and set it for later.

*  TreeShared the new stuff into Ancestry, and rested my eyes.  Up at 12:10 and ate lunch, then online at 12:40 p.m.  Worked in RootsMagic and FamilySearch Family Tree matching people and transferring info back and forth.  Wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 11 August 2017.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, added to the Best Of post and answered email.  Wrote the two Saturday posts.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner and watch TV news, then cut rose branches for awhile - got the second bush trimmed before the first one is outgrown again.  In at 6:30 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry Hints on the big tree, adding content and sources.  

*  Went in at 7:10 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and read my book.  Padres beat Dodgers 4-3 so now 51-64 on the season.  

*  Online at 10:20 p.m. to read, check Facebook and write this post.  Genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 10 August 2017

This was a stay-at-home genealogy day, no nap for a change, and lots of genea-fun.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to read, picked her up, and went to the grocery store, home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that 1719 Birth Record for Nathan Reed (1719-1802) in Woburn, Mass. - Post 377 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote Dear Randy: What Does Your Typical Genealogy Month Include? and set it for later.  Added to the Best Of post and answered emails.

*  Went in at noon to eat lunch, read the paper, and watch the end of the Padres game.  Pads lost to the Reds 10-3, so now 50-64 on the season and 2-5 on the road trip and going to L.A.

*  Online at 12:45 p.m. to read, worked on the table of Nathan Reed deeds, then wrote Where in the World is "Elsabeth" Brook? Crowdsourcing Works!  Checked Twitter and Facebook.  TreeShared the RootsMagic database.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner, washed dishes and watch TV news.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to read, worked on the Nathan Reed deed events in RootsMagic, worked on the profile notes and sources, and wrote the 52 Ancestors post for Friday.

*  Down a rabbit hole because a reader sent a Seaver marriage article - I figured out who she was and added her and a brother to the database, plus a daughter.  That was fun!

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 11 hours.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My Genealogy Wednesday - 9 August 2017

Another genealogy day, and another Padres loss.  Only 10 more days until the kids come.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that Visiting the Immigrant Genealogical Society and Library - Post 476 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posted, and wrote SDGS Meeting on Saturday, 12 August Features Stephen Morse.

*  Got my papers together, rook a nap, and left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds and then to the library.  

*  Set up for the CVGS Research Group, and we had 11 folks, nobody new.  

*  Home by 2:30 p.m. to read, add to the Best Of post, check Twitter and Facebook, and wrote  Seavers in the News - Mrs. D.F. Seaver Obituary.

*  Went in at 4:30 to watch the Padres game, eat dinner, read the paper, put the trash out, and wash dishes.  Padres lost to the Reds 8-3.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, write the Treasure Chest post, take a walk, and worked in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources.  Sources up to 86,266.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday - 8 August 2017

This was a good genealogy day here in the Genea-cave - some blogging, some reading, some watching, some researching, what else can there be?  Oh, the Padres won.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up, went to the grocery store, and home by 9:40 a.m.

*  Noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1880 U.S. Census Record for John Brocke Family in Clay County, Dakota Territory posted, and wrote MyHeritage Answer to Amberly's Question Yesterday and set it for later.

*  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, and took my nap.  

*  Had lunch, and online at 1 p.m. to read, then wrote Genealogy News Bytes - 8 August 2017.  Watched some YouTube videos.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.  

*  Went in at 4:30 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, eat dinner, read my book, and wash dishes.  Padres beat the Reds 7-3, so now 50-62 on the season, and 2-3 on the road trip.

*  Online at 7 p.m., wrote the Wordless Wednesday post, added to the Best Of post, and took my walk down the block.  Talked to the neighbor about his new roof and termites.

*  Online at 8 p.m. to read, then worked in Ancestry resolving Hints, adding content and sources to the RootsMagic database.

*  Checked email, and wrote this post.  genealogy today was 8.5 hours.

Monday, August 7, 2017

My Genealogy Monday - 7 August 2017

Back in the swing of genealogy Mondays with Mondays With Myrt today.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 8:45 a.m. and home by 9 a.m.

*  Got onto Mondays With Myrt at 9 a.m. but had to re-open Windows to do it.  Then had to use the Webcam microphone.  Made some comments but had no real contribution to it.

*  Noted that Added or Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 30 July to 5 August 2017 posted, answered email, added to the Best Of post, and took my nap.  Ate lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, note that Amanuensis Monday - 1743 Will of Simon Gates (1667-1752) of Stow, Mass. posted, and wrote Dear Randy: Is My Personal Information on MyHeritage Private?

*  Printed up the labels and newsletter master, and went off to UPS Store to print and mail the CVGS newsletter.

*  Home by 2:40 p.m. to check Twitter and Facebook.  Added to the Best  Of post and answered email.

*  Went in at 4:20 p.m. to watch the Padres game, read the paper, and eat dinner.  Watered the front plants and washed dishes.  Padres lost to Reds 11-3, so now 49-62, and lost 3 of 4 on this road trip.

*  Online at 7:20 p.m. to read, then wrote the Treasure Chest post, found some more Brocke records, and worked a bit in Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.

*  Checked Facebook and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 9.0 hours.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

My Semi-Genealogy Sunday - 6 August 2017

This was a pretty typical summer Sunday with church, Padres game on TV, and some genelaogy in the evening.

*  Watched Fox News Sunday and read email and blogs.  Off to church at 9:45 a.m.

*  Home by 11:30, took Linda to the nails spa, home to eat lunch and watch the Padres, picked her up at 12:50 and home by 1 p.m. to watch the end of the game.  Padres lost 5-4 in 12 innings to Pittsburgh, so now 49-61 on the year.

*  Went in at 2:30 p.m. to write the Ancestry and FamilySearch posts, noted that Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 July to 5 August 2017 posted, and started the new Best Of post.  Checked Facebook and Twitter.

*  Went in at 5:30 p.m. to watch TV and eat dinner.  Took a walk on the block.

*  Online at 7 p.m. to read, and work on the Amanuensis Monday post.  Noted that Added or Updated Ancestry.com Databases - Week of 30 July to 5 August 2017 posted.

*  Finished up the CVGS Newsletter for August and sent it to the email list.  Nice to check tasks off the to-do list in my head!

*  Worked in FamilySearch Family Tree on the Vaux lines.  Found several more descendants and added data to the database and to FSFT.  TreeShared with the Ancestry Tree.

*  Checked Facebook, answered email, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 5.0 hours.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

My Genealogy Saturday - 5 August 2017

This was not a typical genealogy Saturday because I had a CVGS workshop to do.

*  Dropped Linda at the Y, home to quickly read email and blogs, left at 7:50 for Marie Callenders for the men's group breakfast, picked Linda up at 9:30 a.m. and home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Noted that Surname Saturday -- MABIE (Netherlands to colonial New York) posted and wrote Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - 100 Word Genealogy Challenge.  Added to the Best Of post.  Printed off my handout for the workshop.

*  Rested my eyes for almost an hour, then had lunch, checked email one more time, and left for Bonita library at 12:25 p.m.

*  First one there, so set up the room and got the laptop going.  We had 8 other attendees, pretty disappointing.  We had 24 or so last year.  Did my demonstration of RootsMagic TreeShare and Ancestry WebHints and answered questions.  

*  Home by 4 p.m. to read email and blogs, and went in to watch the Padres game.  Dozed a bit.  We left at 5 p.m. for dinner at Lolita's and then shopped at Ralphs.  Home by 6:15 p.m.

*  Watched the last 4 innings of the Padres game, read the paper, then my book.  Padres won 5-2 over Pittsburgh, so now 49-60 on the season.  

*  Online at 7:45 p.m. to read, then worked on the CVGS Newsletter and got it done and sent to the reviewers.  Wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 6.5 hours.

Friday, August 4, 2017

My Genealogy Friday - 4 August 2017

This was another stay-at-home day, but with a Padres game at the end.  It was cooler and not as humid here outside, but I didn't go out much.

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read email and blogs, picked her up, and home by 9:15 a.m.

*  Noted that 52 Ancestors - Week 186: #265 Mary (Hubbard) Gates (1712-before 1754) of Stow, Massachusetts posted, and wrote New Records Available to Search This Findmypast Friday, 4 August 2017.

*  Spent two hours working on the 141 matches for Seavers in California in the US Marriages on Findmypast - added content and sources, perhaps 20 new, about 60 I already had, and about 20 were not in my database, and about 40 were duplicate entries.

*  Added to the Best Of post, and took my nap, and ate lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to write Who Knew? Lizzie Borden is my 6th Cousin Twice Removed on a whim and then Genealogy News Bytes -- 4 August 2017.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, answered email, wrote the Surname Saturday post, and went in at 4 p.m. to watch the Padres game.  Rain delay lasted until after 6 p.m..  Ate dinner, watched TV news.

*  Online at 6 p.m. to read, then TreeShared the RM database, then went in at 6:30 to watch the Padres game.  We blew a 3-0 lead in the 6th into a 10-6 loss.  Drat, so now 48-60 on the season.

*  Online at 10 p.m. to read, write this post, and I'm done.  Genealogy today was 7.5 hours.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

My Genealogy Thursday - 3 August 2017

It was a warm day - the high was probably 85F and humid.  More sun than the last few days, and the thunderheads were over the mountains to the east.  It was a stay-at-home day with no Padres games.

*  Dropped Linda at 7:30, home to read email and blogs, picked her up at 9, and home by 9:15 a.m.  The Terminix guy came and treated the outside.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that 1712 Birth Record of Mary Hubburd in Concord, Mass. - Post 376 of Treasure Chest Thursday posted, and wrote Genea-Musings Makes the Family Tree Magazine's Top 101 Best Free Family History Websites for 2017.

*  Worked on the RootsMagic handout for Saturday, and got the laptop going again, and Windows updated.  Took my nap.  Had lunch.

*  Online at 12:30 p.m. to read, answer email, check for new databases, and then wrote Big News: MyHeritage Acquires the Legacy Family Tree Software and Webinar Platform.  That is big news.

*  Checked Twitter and Facebook, puttered around in RootsMagic a bit, treeshared the new folks and sources.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to watch TV news and eat dinner, washed dishes, and online at 6:30 p.m. to write the 52 Ancestors post, started the CVGS Newsletter, and then resolved about 150 Ancestry Hints for the new people in the big database.  

*  Added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

My Genealogy Tuesday and Wednesday - 1-2 August 2017

And so August begins, warmish and muggy, thunder clouds overhead but no thunder/lightning here.

1)  Tuesday, 1 August 2017

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, picked her up and we went to Ralphs for groceries. Home by 9:45 a.m.

*  Added to the Best Of post, noted that Treasure Chest Tuesday - 1870 U.S. Census Record for John Brocke Family in Cedar County, Nebraska posted, and wrote Added or Updated Record Collections on MyHeritage - 1 August 2017.  Answered email, and took my nap.  Ate lunch.

*  Worked on the News post, then updated the AMT with TreeShare, and worked through more Ancestry Hints adding content and sources to the database.  Checked Facebook but forgot to tweet.  Finished up the Genealogy News Bytes -- 1 August 2017 post and let it go.

*  Worked some more on Ancestry Hints in RootsMagic.

*  We left at 4:50 p.m. for the trolley, ate dinner at Tin Fish, and in Petco Park by 6:40 p.m.  Padres beat the Twins 3-0 so now 48-58 on the season.  

*  Home by 10:30 p.m., but didn't journal.  Genealogy this day was 7.0 hours.

2)  Wednesday, 2 August 2017:

*  Dropped Linda off, home to read, wrote Sax and Goldschmied Graves in Home of Peace Cemetery -- Post 475 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday, picked her up, and home by 9:10 a.m.

*  Wrote CVGS Program Review - "Try to Remember -- Never Forget," printed off the Board stuff, and took my nap.

*  Left at 11 a.m. for lunch at McDonalds, then to the library to talk to John, and at 12 noon joined the board meeting.  Home by 1:30 p.m.  Watched the Padres game, read the paper, and dozed a bit.  Padres lost to Twins 5-2, so now 48-59.  

*  Online at 3:15 p.m.  Added to the Best Of post, answered email, checked Twitter and Facebook, and wrote Changes to RootsMagic 7 in Version 7.5 and Updates.  Did some planning for the Saturday presentation at Bonita.

*  Went in at 5:20 p.m. to eat dinner, watch TV news, put out the trash, etc.  Took my block walk.

*  Online at 6:30 p.m. to write the Treasure Chest post, matched AMT data and RM data, then worked for two hours in Ancestry Hints on the big tree, adding content and sources for the recent additions to the tree.  Resolved 180 Hints.  Sources up to 85,730. 

*  Checked Facebook, added to the Best Of post, and wrote this post.  Genealogy today was 10.5 hours.