Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 12/03/08

This was not a big genealogy day - some blogging, the CVGS board meeting, and some organizing of files, and that was about it. Boring!

After reading email and blogs, I posted The family that blogs together... and then Family Photographs - Post 32: Mother and daughter and checked Facebook. I wrote the Naturalization Records post in the morning to be posted in the afternoon, knowing that I had other commitments in the afternoon. I went looking for some CVGS files and figured out that I either never had them or lost them in the February 2007 computer crash. I took the opportunity to make some new folders and re-file many documents into the right folder. I need to turn over these files to the new President in two weeks. Then I remembered that I hadn't saved the Queries for awhile, so I put them in a folder too, at least for 2008. It's funny, but I don't recall many of the details of these, but I know I did them because I have the results!

At 11:20, I packed up and took off for lunch at McDonalds, then to the PO Box for mail, and the library for the CVGS Board meeting. We were done before 2, and I was home by 2:15. I read more email and blogs, then Linda came home with Judy, and I took a 45 minute nap. We left at 4:15 to take Judy home to Clairemont, and then went to the Hunter Steakhouse in Mission Valley for a dinner to celebrate Linda's birthday. The food was good, the service excellent, and she got some carrot cake with a candle. We were home by 7 p.m. and she opened my card and gift - the keychain photo viewer thing that I worked on yesterday. She liked it! There's more coming in mail order.

I read the paper, and came to the computer before 8 p.m. I read email and blogs and Facebook, then wrote several emails to correspondents, and saved more email queries to files. Maybe I'll be more ambitious tomorrow?

Genealogy today was 6.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours working with CVGS files, 2.0 hours on the CVGS Board meeting, and 0.5 hour on Facebook. Even when it seems like I don't spend too much time doing genealogy, it turns out that I do! The "genealogy hole" in the day was from 3:15 to 8 p.m.

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