Friday, December 5, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 12/05/08

This was not much of a genealogy day for me, at least as far as doing something that advances my research. Life intervenes sometimes...

I read my email and blogs, then posted 123 Yourself after reading Megan's post. I got ready to go to the memorial service for Cecil, but had to hurry to Glen Abbey because I thought it was at church. That was over by 11, so I went to Costco for a Polish dog and churro, and then picked up George at noon for our walk on the bayfront. I was home by 1 p.m.

I had read Henk's blog post, so I wrote Today is Sinterklaas! because I think it's a better way to celebrate the holidays... I figured I'd better start on the CVGS officer installation, so I found an installation procedure on the web and adapted it for use. Then I worked on the job descriptions for awhile before posting Crypts and Niches at Cypress View on the SSDCGYR blog. I played with the San Diego city directories on Ancestry for awhile - the 1900 time ones don't have the cross-street reference. Too bad - I could have reconstructed the neighborhood in SD if they had. Drat. Then it was dinner, read the paper, watch the news, and take Linda to church for a Christmas program.

I was home by 7 p.m. and worked on the mailing labels for the Christmas cards - I need more labels, drat again. Then I wrote the first draft of the family Christmas letter and had it ready when Linda came home. We don't have that many great photos of the grandkids and their parents, or of the cruise. Linda came home and proofed the letter, while I was trying to make Blogger schedule a post for tomorrow morning - I finally did it - brute force and awkwardness often wins out over finesse and grace. Then I checked in on Facebook, and wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 8.5 hours. 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on Ancestry, 2.5 hours doing CVGS work, 2.0 hours doing the Christmas labels and letter.

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