Thursday, April 2, 2009

Genealogy Journal - 04/02/09

It was a strange day - I stayed home, blogged a bit, read a lot, had the ProGen chat and said goodbye to an old friend.

After reading email and blogs, and checking on Twitter, wrote We're Related - what value is it? - a rant about the Facebook app that still sucks. Sorry, that's how it really is, at least for genealogists. Changed my colors, and the blog name, back to semi-normal after leaving the Genea-Fool up for a day. Finally decided to write a What If... for the Carnival, so did that in There are things that happen in a moment... and backdated it to pretend that it made the Carnival deadline. Facebooked, Tweeted, emailed, read blogs, and wrote my article for the next GYR OJ (Online Journal). Along the way, I wrote Genealogy Days in Chula Vista - April 2009 on the Chula Vista Genealogy Cafe blog.

Had lunch around noon, then back at it working on my ProGen homework some more. Wrote Working in RootsMagic 4 - Post 6: Creating a Narrative Ancestors Report and then searched for society newsletters available on the Internet - found some nice ones - they give me ideas for spicing up the CVGS newsletter. Dinner time, and Linda was tired from the zoo and the park with her friend, so I fixed split pea soup out of the can for her and I nuked a pork rib and canned corn for me for dinner.

Came back to the computer after 6 p.m., checked email, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and looked for more newsletters. Sent email to the CVGS Board asking for newsletter stuff, and at 8 p.m. the ProGen chat started. Windows Live Messenger shut us down twice for some reason, but we were done by 9. That was good - I went in and enjoyed watching two hours of ER and saying goodbye to the series and the actors - bittersweet - it's been part of my Thursday nights for 15 years. Some surprises tonight - Dr. Greene's daughter came back as a med student, Carter's former wife came back to see the opening of the Joshua Carter center, and Benton, Lizzie, Susan and Carrie showed up in the final hour. Life - and death - went on in the ER. I felt sad and really enjoyed the show.

Genealogy today was 8.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 2.0 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours on ProGen, 1.0 hour on GYRabbit article, 1.0 hour online looking at newsletters, and 0.5 hour on CVGS.

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