Saturday, January 24, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 01/24/09

Today was the Escondido talk day. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. ready to go, but dozed until 6:30 or so. I was tired when I got up. After breakfast, I was on the computer by 7:15, read my email and blogs, checked Facebook, and posted Market Research on Genealogy before going in to clean up and get ready for the trip north. I got everything in the car (laptop, projector, jacket, directions, apple, water) then came back in and gathered up flash drive and pen. I had 10 minutes to kill so I reviewed some of my slides. At 9:10 a.m., I pulled out and drove the 40 miles to Escondido Public Library. I got there 5 minutes before opening, was greeted by Ray, went in at 10, set up and gave the talk. I'll post about it on Sunday. The meeting was over by 11:30, and we went over for a sandwich and chat, then to the Pioneer Room, and I headed home, getting there at 2:15 (feeling very dozey - on autopilot the last 10 miles, I fear).

I checked email and blogs, then went in and took a nap and watched TV. Linda came home at 4, and we talked for awhile. I posted Wholly Genes (Land) Cruise in 2009 - they aren't going to have a cruise, but the conference looks inviting. I checked Facebook, tweeted once or twice, and went in at 5:30 to have dinner (Linda went off to a retirement party with church friends). I was back on the computer by 6:30.

I posted Saturday Night Fun - Tell Me a Genealogy Joke then wrote most of the Best of the Genea-Blogs post tonight because Sunday morning and afternoon will be busy. Then I wrote about my Escondido exploits in a post scheduled for Sunday morning. I spent at least an hour looking for the cemetery photos that I have in hardcopy - finally found them in the bottom of my desk drawer. I still can't find my Rebecca Spangler Carringer photos. I found another Carringer photo album too - I don't recall seeing those pictures. More to scan! Linda came home and I'm pretty much done now after this post.

Genealogy today was 10.5 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on T/FB, 3.0 hours writing blog posts, and 5.0 hours doing Escondido (including 1.5 hours driving), and 1.0 hour searching for photos.

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