Sunday, July 7, 2013

My Genealogy Sunday - 7 July 2013

It was a really bad day for the computer and the Padres, I hope that doesn't continue.  It really sapped my production here in the Genealogy Cave.

*  Read email and blogs, and finished up Best of the Genea-Blogs - 30 June to 6 July 2013.  We went off to church at 9:30 a.m. and were home by 11:30 a.m.

*  I watched the Padres game, ate lunch and read the paper.  Linda used the computer and had all sorts of problems - it was very unresponsive.  She finally finished, and I tried to reboot it manually (since going to Start > Restart didn't work).  When it started back up, a screen for "Startup Repair" showed and I clicked it to do its thing, and it took 30 minutes, but started up normally.  By this time the Padres had lost to the Nats 11-7 (9 straight losses, now 40-49), and I was really, um, "concerned."  Fuming too.  

*  It seemed to be working OK, so I decided to make sure that I had my email saved on the external drive, so I figured out how to do that, and think I've done it right.  I also backed up some of the recently used file folders.  

*  Finally, I was ready to do some useful work, so I got into the "To Be Filed" folder and transcribed a will into RootsMagic.  We left for dinner at 5 p.m. and ate at Lolita's (my one beef taco and a soda), and were home before 6.

*  Back online to finish up the transcription, then wrote a source citation for it, and checked the FHL Catalog for others.  Found a number of wills were abstracted or transcribed in The Mayflower Descendant, and some of the issues are online at FamilySearch.  Big files, 25 mb or more, and they didn't want to load quickly.  That started the slowdown on the computer again.  Drat.

*  Decided I'd better get my Ancestry handouts and presentations revised one more time, so did that and saved them as PDFs.  Put them on Dropbox to transfer to the laptop.

*  Answered some email (very slow computer) and wrote two blog posts for Monday since i'll be away from 9 to 3 or later.  Wrote this post.

Genealogy today was a very frustrating 7.0 hours.

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