Friday, August 29, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 08/29/08

The month of August ends soon - I am so behind on my projects!

I had my emails and blogs read before 8:30 a.m. and had to take the car down for brakes. I walked back, and was home by 8:30 a.m. I was listening to the news when they said that McCain's VP nominee was Sarah Palin. Hmmm, I wonder if I'm related to her, I said to myself. I quickly found the Robert Battle web site and found our common ancestors, so I wrote Sarah Palin is my cousin too before the announcement was officially made (thinking I could Delete it if I had to). How cool is that. I spent some time on Ancestry, then on Facebook, watched one of the NBC Today show videos with Maureen Taylor, and answered several emails. I printed off and sent an SS5 request for my Project M, and wrote a Rootsweb message board post asking for obituary help. Linda came home early, so I was able to go for my walk with George at noon (he's back from two months on Crete). I stopped at the library for a book, and was home by 1 p.m.

Back on the computer, I wrote Traffic statistics for commercial genealogy services and started again on my genea-clogged email list. I answered six more with genealogy reports when needed, and added some data to the database. My correspondents are much more efficient than I am - some of them have already answered me! More to answer now. Linda called to see if the car was ready, so I took her down to pick it up. Colleen wrote telling me about the NBC video on the Severed arm and hand mystery, so I posted about that too. I saw Sharon's post about her DNA puzzle and blogged on that too. Linda came home again and wanted to go out for dinner, so we tried the new Oggi's in Otay Ranch. Great pizza, great sports bar, but too loud (Charger game came on at 7 p.m.). We were home by 7:30 and I switched between the Padres game (we lost 9-4) and the Chargers game (we won 20-17). At 10, I came in to read email and blogs, and write this post.

Genealogy today was only 6.5 hours - 1.5 hours doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blogs, 1.0 hour doing Project M research, 1.0 hour working in my databases, 0.5 hour watching videos, and 0.5 hour on Facebook.

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