Saturday, December 5, 2009

Randy's Genealogy Day - 5 December 2009

It started out as a Family History Day, but turned into a genealogy day. Got several tasks accomplished, and almost had a disaster.

* Diana and Pam were here from New Hampshire, but I snuck in to check email and blogs before breakfast. The Advent Calendar: Day 20 - Outdoor Lights and Surname Saturday - LAMPHIER > SMITH (NY>WI>IA>MO>KS>NE>CA) posts published this morning (written yesterday).

* We left at about 11:30 to take the ladies to the cruise ship terminal, and visited Coronado on the way. Dropped them off at about 12:15 and headed home. Had lunch, watched some football, and Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Dear Genea-Santa posted.

* Edited the CVGS Newsletter draft, and got it all ready to print off for publishing on Sunday. Printed off the newsletter mailing list labels too.

* Edited and printed the family Christmas letter mailing list labels, and started adding pictures to the letter itself.

* Went in several times to watch football games, but came back and wrote SNGF- Dear Genea-Santa: Just One Small Hint...

* We left at 5:30 p.m. for Rubio's for dinner. Back home by 6:30. Checked football games, and came in to work on Christmas letter some more. Got a draft with pictures done and Linda proofed it. Checked Facebook.

* Got the CVGS Newsletter draft ready - decided to shift some articles around. In the process, I lost two whole pages somehow and saved the file before I realized it. Oh boy - they were original pages...not copied and pasted like some of them. Wait! when I backed up the computer on Wednesday night, I had those pages. Checked the backup on the external drive, found the pages, and copied and pasted them into the current version (edited on Friday). Whew! Backup saves me lots of time! Backed up the current version quickly!

* Looked for the Family Journal copies and my Aunt Gerry's narrative notebook. Found everything and sorted some paper in the process. Will start on Family Journal on Monday. Need to print off the Christmas letter too - probably need a run to Costco for printer ink.

* worked on the Best of post, and then wrote this post.

Genealogy today was 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 0.5 hour reading blog posts, 0.5 hour on Twitter/Facebook, 1.5 hours writing blog posts, 2.0 hours working on CVGS newsletter, and 2.0 hours working on Christmas letter and Family Journal. No research done at all.

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