Saturday, August 9, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/09/08

I stayed up too late last night watching the Olympics Opening Ceremony, and then got up early today, so I was tired almost all day.

I checked email and blogs at 8:00 a.m., and posted Using FamilyTreeMaker 2008 - Post 14: Charts III describing how to make beautiful wall charts. I printed out my genealogy book collection from LibraryThing and got my stuff together for the FHC. I left at 10 a.m. for the FHC, and worked on their computers for almost an hour. I was trying to obtain the 1896 San Diego naturalization record for Project O on, but the web site wouldn't bring up the image. I tried for 30 minutes and got a message saying that the requested action wasn't available. Frustrating!!! I reported it to the FHC management - perhaps there is some glitch in their system. I left at 11:15 a.m. and stopped at Von's store for some fried chicken for the SDGS potluck.

I got to the SDGS meeting at 11:50, put my chicken down in the food area, and went off to check the books for auction, for sale and for free. I picked up 4 books on sale and one free conference syllabus, and then we had the potluck lunch - the desserts were yummy! I ate with 6 ladies, some of whom I knew and knew me. The auction started at 1 p.m., and I bought only one set of books. I left at 2:20, and was home by 3. I had to go to Home Depot with contractor Randy for supplies, but when I got home I reported on my day with SDGS Book Auction and Sale Today. I spent some time on Facebook. Then it was time for the Padres game, reading the paper, a nap, dinner, and switching from the Padres game to the Chargers exhibition game with Dallas. I came into the computer at 8:30 (Pads won 8-3, Chargers were ahead 24-10 at halftime) and read my email and blogs, checked out some NYC hotels, wrote some emails, and wrote Genealogy Wheel of Fortune - Post 10. I hope this one is harder than the others!

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour in LibraryThing, 0.5 hour in Facebook, 1.0 hour at the FHC, and 2.5 hours at the SDGS meeting.

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