Friday, December 19, 2008

Genealogy Journal - 12/19/08

Our bags are packed, we're ready to go, the sleigh is flying in tonight to take us off to Monte Rio...oops, wrong dream.

I did absolutely no research or anything useful besides write blog posts today as I had to get ready for our 10-day excursion to three obscure towns in California. They just happen to have our family living there, so we have to go! We want to go to see the little boys on Christmas morning, and the little girls in their snow outfits.

I read email and blogs, then posted Who is really the oldest in the 1880 census? that analyzed the findings from last Saturday's fun. I also worked on the Best of the Genea-Blogs post to go online on Sunday. Then it was off to the pharmacy (they can't order the stuff I need, and I threw the paper away), the bank, the library (got two books), the shopping center (a failure again - Linda will be disappointed), and the drug store (more stocking stuff). When I got home at 2 p.m., I cleaned out the trunk of the car, and stuffed all of the wrapped gifts in it - they barely fit! Then I cut the front lawn, watered the plants, found the Christmas stockings, and came in tired. I typed up several more future blog posts, transferred about 10 gb of data to the laptop using the flash drive, and at 5 p.m. Linda wanted to go to Daphne's for dinner. We were home by 6, but she needed to use the computer.

I wrapped the last presents, packed my suitcase, and cleaned everything up and at 7 p.m. came back to the computer. I wrote several more future blog posts, and checked in on Facebook too. I'm going to go to bed early tonight since we have to be out before 7 a.m. We hope to be on the road at 8:30 a.m. and in Paso Robles by 4 p.m. (about 370 miles up Highway 101).

Genealogy today was 6.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Facebook, 1.0 hour transferring data to the laptop, and 3.5 hours writing blog posts.

The Geneaholic blog will go dormant for about ten days - it will start back up around New Year's Day.

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