Friday, February 8, 2013

My non-genealogy days - 7 and 8 February 2013

Our daily routine changed a bit on Thursday - we went and brought the grandgirls home with us in the evening.

1)  Thursday, 7 February:

*  After reading email and blogs, wrote Treasure Chest Thursday - 1885 Nebraska State Census Record for D J Smith Family.

*  Worked on the Erie County Land Records for James and Samuel Vaux some more - got a sentence put together for the Deed Fact, then added Deed Facts, sources, notes and media for them.

*  Wrote Entering Deed Information into RootsMagic 6 to try to document how I did the above.  Worked more in the database on land records, media, etc.

*  Tami called at 3 p.m. saying she was at the ER and needed us to come get the girls so that they could deal with her problem.  We left at 5 p.m. and got to HB at 7, left there at 7:30 and were home by 9 p.m.  Got email from Tami at 9 saying things were better, she was going to be discharged, and exhausted.  

*  Got girls down easily, and read, but didn't do any research or journal.

Genealogy this day was 6.5 hours at most.

2)  Friday, 8 February:

*  Got the girls fed, entertained and dressed, and was able to read email and blogs while they watched TV and played.  Set up the old laptop in the bedroom so they could play games and watch Disney videos on it.

*  Wrote Follow-Up Friday - Helpful and Interesting Reader Comments in between grandgirl crises.  It didn't help that it was cold and windy and rainy all day.  

*  Wrote 'Tis a Mystery - What do these numbers mean? and Congratulations, Dona Ritchie! You're the Winner while negotiating peace amongst grandgirls often.

*  Searched Find A Grave on a whim, and Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux were listed - added on 1 September 2012.  They're buried in Concordia, Cloud, Kansas.  The entry has birth and death dates, neither of which I had exactly.  No other information, but now that I know more, I can pursue obituaries and probate records.  A nice find for the day!

*  Went searching for more info on the Woodward children, and found that Orpha did not marry Needham - another Orpha did.  Deleted the Needhams!  Now I don't have a spouse for her.  spent time in the 1900-1940 census looking for an Orpha and an Ada that matched what I knew and found nothing.  They must have passed away between 1900 and 1910.  I wonder if there are burial records?  Not on Find A Grave yet.

*  Took the girls out to ride scooters at 4 p.m., and after 10 minutes it started raining again.  They were cold anyway.  

*  We left at 5 p.m. for dinner at El Pollo Loco.  Home by 6:30 p.m. to have dessert (the girls love my chocolate Dove bars - a big treat!), get them bathed and jammied, then read to.  Both went to bed easily, but Audrey was up and I finally had to lie down with her for 30 minutes.

  *  She was asleep by 9:45, so was able to read, add to the Best Of post and write this post.

Genealogy today was about 7.0 hours.

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