Thursday, July 10, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 07/10/08

I managed to squeeze in some genealogy work around the new window installation and the cleanup/moveback activities.

I was up early at 6:30 a.m. because I had to get the bedroom furniture moved, the cxurtains down, the blinds down and the rose bushes trimmed before they got here. Two guys and a big truck arrived at 8:30 in install the windows. I had my email and blogs read by then, but had many interruptions while blogging about FTM2008 and Family Tree Magazine's Top 101 web sites. I spent some time trying TMG (trial expired), RootsMagic 3 (couldn't figure out how to do it) and FTB (can't do it) on my "Age at Death" software question. I messed around on Facebook for awhile, too. The windows guys were done by noon, so I had lunch and started to put stuff back, cleaning as I went. I couldn't find my had to go to Home Depot to get some so I could hang a shade and reinforce the bedroom drapes holder. When I got back, Linda was home so she helped me hang the drapes. I put the furniture back in the bedroom and sorted out some of the papers and stuff in the junk room. It was after 4 pm. by the time I got back on the computer, and posted a summary of the software question to date. We had dinner on the patio, and then watched the news on TV before I finished the drapes in the living room and put the junk room furniture back in place. All that's left to do is bring all of the genealogy cave stuff back into the computer room - I may go through some of it and throw some things out.

I was back on the computer at 7 p.m., and did some research for my CVGS colleague, Jeanne on her Belgian ancestor. At 8 p.m., I had a call from Dean about genealogy things. I posted a few items on Randy's Busy Life, then started writing this post. I got distracted by the stuff in the file cabinet that I found - Della's autograph book, several high school yearbooks from the early 1900's, a silver spoon collection, and other stuff hiding away in the drawers. I need to create an archive list of this stuff.

Well, genealogy today was only 6.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.5 hours blogging, 1.0 hour doing research, 0.5 hour talking to Dean, 0.5 hour working with software, 1.0 hour rummaging in the drawers, and too many hours thinking about but not doing any real research.

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