Monday, October 24, 2011

My genealogy day - 24 October 2011

This was a really different genealogy day for me...taught my OASIS class, worked in FTM 2012, wrote no blog posts, and not much else.  I feel like I wasted the day.

*  I tried to print the 10 copies of my OASIS class syllabus last night, and the black ink crapped out after one copy.  Nope, none in the drawer.  I have the one copy - I'll just take it to the copy shop in the morning.

*  Read email and blogs, noted that Amanuensis Monday - Will of Ephraim Hildreth (1654-1731) of Westford, Mass. posted.  Packed up the laptop, flash drive and one syllabus copy and was at the copy shop before 9 a.m.  They open at 8 a.m.... cool, no problems!  Except I forgot to take the receipt with me.

*  Got to the OASIS classroom at 9:35 a.m., got set up on their laptop, checked in with the staff, taught my class to 6 receptive students, and met Linda afterwards in the parking lot.  She brought In 'n' Out for lunch, so I ate it while she drove to her 1:15 p.m. medical appointment about her soy allergy in Poway.  Afterwards, she dropped me at my car, and she went to Costco to get several items, including more computer ink..

*  I got home from her appointment at 2:15 p.m., read everything, and noted that Exploring Family Tree Maker 2012 - Post 9: The "Ahnentafel Report" posted.  Russ commented on it, and we exchanged emails the rest of the afternoon and evening. 

*  Went in at 5:15 p.m. to watch the World Series game, read the paper, and eat dinner.  Back online after 6:30 p.m. to do more emails.  Linda brought in the printer ink, and I opened one pack and installed the black.  I went to put the rest of the packs in my "printer ink place" and found that I already had some.  Drat.  I never checked there...only in the drawer.  Senior moment again.  Drat again.  Now I hope that the printer doesn't crap out in the next six months or so!

*  worked creating a book in FTM 2012.  Had success, but it sure took a long time to get a 10-generation ancestral report done (832 pages), and the Index never finished.  Rats - will have to do it all over again, I fear.  That wasted a lot of time.

*  Went in to watch the end of the baseball and football games, then back online to read, add to the Best Of post, check in on Facebook and Google Plus, and write this post.

Genealogy today was about 9.5 hours.  I still have my FORUM column to write, and finally think I have a topic.  That's the hardest part - the topic for a column that publishes three months later! 

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