Thursday, December 18, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 12/18/08

One more week until Christmas, one more night to get things done before we leave on our trip to see the in-laws, the kids and the grandkids.

I actually slept in until 7:40 a.m. today, and really enjoyed it. Therefore, I wasn't on the computer until about 8:30 a.m. and read my email and was reading my blogs but then the cable connection went down for awhile. I cleaned up, and then started wrapping gifts for the grandkids, and the cable came back at about 10:30. I resumed reading, then posted "The Forrest Gump Principle of Genealogy Research" strikes again. That was fun. I took off at 11:15 to g to the pharmacy (they couldn't find what I ordered on Tuesday), shopped for Linda there, then to Plaza Bonita to shop some more - had lunch at Panda Express. I stopped by the church office to pick up stuff, put 15 gallons in the gas tank, and was home by 2 p.m.

I no sooner got home than the phone rang and I talked to D. Brenton Simons for about 20 minutes about my rant yesterday on Genea-musings. He apologized for the problem and said they were aware of it and were trying to fix it. I posted an update on my blog post. Then I wrote about the Dick Eastman Holiday Present, and then about Michael John Neill's new blog, Famous People in the Census. I read my news sites, posted some jokes and my NFL Picks on Randy's Busy Life, then checked Facebook, and saw Megan's note and blogged about the news article about Bob Velke and TMG. It was time for the TV news, reading the paper and then dinner. I helped Linda with her stuff as she went out to her church group Christmas party. I came back and read a bit, then reviewed the NGSQ article and participated in the Transitional Genealogists Study Group chat with five others - we had a good discussion tonight, and talked more about our own research challenges. That ended at 8:15, so I went in and finished my gift wrapping in the living room. I wrapped ten packages today - and they all fit in one big box! After that, I wrote several blog posts for the coming two weeks, and then wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 5.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blog posts, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.5 hours on the TGSG chat, 0.5 hour on Facebook,

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