While I like traveling, I absolutely hate the feeling of "being behind" when I get home. This trip was short but even so I had close to 1,000 blog posts to go through in the genealogy and technology blogs I read as well as 200 emails.
- I took the "triage" approach on both email and Google Reader. Deleted all junk email or emails I knew I would not respond to. Then opened the emails that needed immediate response. Several emails were for requests to have a blog listed on GeneaBloggers so I took care of them.
- Blog reader is a bit different - my priority is to tag those blog posts such as Surname Saturday, Black Sheep Sunday etc. that I couldn't get to while on my trip.
- I received a great article from Maureen Taylor of The Photo Detective blog - I asked if she would guest post at GeneaBloggers and she agreed. I'll put that up Thursday or Friday this week.
- I also received the first two lessons in my Jewish Genealogy class at GenClass. I need to tackle those this weekend.
- Finally got to selecting the winners for the Data Backup Day contest. This was fun and I hope I can have similar contests in the future over at GeneaBloggers.
- Caught up on ProGen 4 items including writing my peer reviews for the educational plans submitted by my colleagues. I also reviewed a very neat spreadsheet submitted by Pat Rand that helps track a family based on several census sheets - it even included formulas! Very impressed.
- The rest of the evening was spent watching television. WTTW which is our main PBS station here in Chicago was showing To Market, To Market, To Buy A Fat Pig about urban farmers markets. Then, of course, I had to watch The Good Wife which is my current addiction - not just because it is set in Chicago but because it is also very well written.
- Not much music today. I need to fix my music library (close to 20,000 songs in iTunes) since it was corrupted during the computer crash last week. I finally figured out the issue: the xml file which contains all my lists and notes was looking for the songs on the external drive (the G:\ drive). But when I re-imaged the machine, it renamed the drive to F:\. So I plan to place a USB flash drive in the USB port, have the machine recognize that as the F:\ drive, then switch on the external drive and it should come up as the G:\ drive. Cross your fingers!