Monday, August 18, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/18/08

I figured it would be a really big genealogy day. It wasn't. Oh well...

After reading email and blogs, I posted Using FTM 2008 - Post 18: Place Usage Report as part of my never-ending, but vaguely interesting series. I had to get the "guest room" ready for two little boys to sleep in it - that meant clearing everything off the couch and floor into the garage, getting the mattress off the hide-a-bed and onto the floor, and getting a sheet on the mattress. Mission accomplished! I'm tired already! After checking Facebook, spent some time looking for information about my childhood neighborhood - and found a San Diego city site about North Park. I had lunch at home, got ready to go to the library for the Monday Table Talk, and walked out the door ready to go and my contractor was here, so we talked for awhile. I got to the library late, and indexed another 100 pages of the Spanish-Mexican Families book. I took out two library books, went to the pharmacy, and was home by 3 p.m.

After working with the contractor for awhile, the broker called and we talked with him for an hour. I finally got back on and posted about the Carnival of Genealogy. I went in to read the paper, watch the news, and have dinner, and then cut the front lawn. I came in at 8 p.m. ready for some hot blogging action... oh - I had to cancel my Footnote trial subscription today before they billed me. I also extended my Ancestry subscription after I found the 19-digit activation code on a paper on the floor (I wondered what had happened to it - the wind blew it!). Seriously lacking blog fodder, I posted about the Geni response I got from the presenter at CGSSD, and then remembered about the OASIS classes so I posted about them too. I've let my emails pile up, so I answered 5 of them that I've neglected for a week or more. Only 30 more to go!

Genealogy today was all of 6.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 0.5 hour on SD neighborhoods, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 2.0 hours doing CVGS activities, and 0.5 hour doing research for emails. Funny, it seemed more like 4 hours than 6!

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