Friday, April 1, 2011

My genealogy days - 31 March and 1 April 2011

These days were dominated by family - the grandgirls were here but left for home tonight with their mother.

Thursday, 31 March 2011:

*  Managed to read my email and blogs after feeding and playing with the girls until their mother arose from her slumber.  They went off to Legoland at 9:15 a.m., and it was quiet in the genea-castle for most of the day. 

*  Noted that William Seaver's Murder in 1821 - the 1866 Confession - Post 1 posted, worked a bit in WikiTree, and then wrote Exploring WikiTree- Post 11: A Better Way to Merge Profiles and set it for early afternoon. 

*  Got cleaned up, had a quick lunch, and went off to the store for groceries, then to Home Depot for bee spray.  Got home at 1 p.m. and shot the bee nests out of the eaves, just in time for the Padres game on TV.

*  Watched my Padres beat the Cardinals 5-3 in 11 innings, and the family came home at the last out.  They rested for a bit, and I entertained the girls some, then we went to Lolita's for dinner on their patio. 

*  Home by 7 p.m., took the girls out back to see the sun go down and blow/chase bubbles, and fill the bird feeder.  Then bathed, dressed, read to and put them down for the night.  Not a peep - they walked a lot today!

*  Finally had time on the computer to read, add to the Best Of post, check Facebook and write a post for Friday morning.

Genealogy on Thursday was 4.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 0.5 hour on WikiTree, and 2.0 hours writing blog posts.

Friday, 1 April:

*  Finally read email and blogs after the girls were fed, dressed, entertained and out the door at 10 a.m. to go shopping.  Noted that William Seaver's Murder in 1821 - the 1866 Confession: Part 2 posted.

*  Left at 11:15 a.m. to go to Costco for lunch and printer ink (no Lexmark there!), then picked up George for our walk on the bayfront in 75F sun, then to Best Buy for printer ink (stopped carrying Lexmark), and Office Depot (they had it.  Whew!).  Home by 1:15 p.m.

*  Everybody was napping, so I wrote Do We Need a Genealogy Tea Party? and New or Updated FamilySearch Historical Collections in March. 

*  Girls finally up at 3:45 p.m., and we left at 4:30 to go to John's Incredible Pizza in Plaza Bonita which is a bigger and better Chucky Cheese.  More expensive too.  Ate dinner, the girls played game,s and we left at 6 p.m.  Tami and the girls were going home.

*  Got home at 6:30 to read everything, then listen to the first hour of Geneabloggers Radio, watched WDYTYA the next hour (I really enjoyed the Gwyneth Paltrow episode - lots of research documents and worknig oyut situations).

*  Read, added to the Best Of post, checked Facebook, then wrote two posts for Saturday because I'll be at the CVGS Seminar most of the day.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy on Friday was 7.0 hours - 0.5 hour doing email, 1.0 hour reading blogs, 1.0 hour in FamilySearch, 2.5 hours writing blog posts, 1.0 hour on Geneabloggers Radio, and 1.0 hour on WDYTYA.

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