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Friday, October 23, 2009

Genealogy Journal Thursday, October 22, 2009


Thursday was another busy day and a rainy one here in Chicago.  I got an early start and just seemed to plow through my writing schedule.  Thursday tends to be a quieter day in the genealogy blogosphere at least in my opinion.  Perhaps because not as many bloggers participate in Treasure Chest Thursday - it is a fairly new daily blogging theme after all
  • Went through blog posts from other bloggers pretty quickly - I think it helped I was up late the night before and in the middle of the night checking posts.
  • Worked about 2 hours on the latest baby book story installment - The Search for Marjorie Pauline Frost here at DAF. I've received many positive comments and readers seem to like that I am documenting my thought process in an "out loud voice."
  • Decided which GenClass course I wanted to take in November - the one that I won this week.  My choice: Jewish Internet Genealogy.  Why?  I am finding that more and more of the requests I get to do research for friends are from those with Jewish ancestry.
  • Spent much of the day dealing with inquiries to a Craigslist ad I posted.  No, not that kind of ad - at my age I'd get more money if I charged by the pound. The in-laws are having a garage sale starting today and they wanted me to advertise it on Craigslist.  Well, I wasn't prepared for all the emails, people wanted to get a peek at stuff etc.  Ugh.
  • I was pretty much done by 5:30 pm with all my genealogy work.  Went down to Wrigleyville (my old neighborhood near Wrigley Stadium) and met my friend Erica at Casey Moran's for $2 burger and $3 micro-brew night! Hey, it's the Great Recession and you gotta get cheap eats where you can!.
  • When I got home, my evening was spent working on my class action lawsuit that I am help lead against my former law firm.  Long story that actually has its own blog - Heller Highwater - and we are close to a settlement.  I can finally start to recover wages that were never paid to me when I was laid off in October 2008.

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1 comments:

Amy Coffin said...

It doesn't say here that you took any time to breathe or sleep. :)

Great choice on the genealogy class. That's a good knowledge set to know.