I sit here at the table with my computer, small notepad, my tea and phone within reach. On my left is the view shown. Not bad! I just had one of my most productive genealogical weeks. The family doesn’t understand that not skiing is not a hardship for me.
A typical day:
- 6:00 am get up and get 30 min. of work done
- 7:00 am first family member walks out of bedroom with ski stuff on
- 7:30 am second member walks out of bedroom with ski stuff on
- 8:00 am make and eat breakfast
- 9:00 am the members of family are out the door to ski for the day
- 9:01 am I sit down and start work
- 12:30 pm Eat lunch (usually left overs)
- 12:45 pm back at work
- 5:30 pm Family returns; I continue to work while they go to hot tub, take showers etc.
- 6:30 pm either go out to eat or eat leftovers from the enormous portions we are served at previous dining out experiences
- 7:30 pm back from the restaurant or completed dinner
- 8:00 pm play cards with daughter until….
- 9:30 pm daughter goes to bed
- 9:31 pm I start work again
- 11:00 pm I head off to bed.
Here is what I got done (of course, nothing is really done.” My definition of “done” is 98%”):
- Finished APG-PMC (Association of Professional Genealogists-Professional Management Conference held in 2.5 weeks.) poster paper (I had been working on this for over a month. It’s 11 pages long.)
- Finished PMC poster (This took three days, 50% time.)
- Finished the PMC “takeaway” (This took less time than I thought by 50%)
- Submitted six presentations to the Northwest Genealogical Conference 2015. (These had been partially put together.)
- Crafted the presentation: “An Overview of Scandinavian Research (this took 3 days solid to do.)
- Put together the syllabus for “An Overview of Scandinavian Research”
- Crafted the first draft of “Conducting a House History: Wherever You Live”
- Crated the first draft of “The Push & the Pull: Decision-Making of the 19th Century Emigrant”
- Reviewed the program for the NGS Program for 2015. There does not seem to be a blogger program.
- Arranged to have the heat fixed in the condo—one zone wasn’t working so I had to deal with the maintenance people.
All the while, I am checking out the beautiful view to my left –dawn to dark and drinking my favorite tea with the sun warming me. Of course, I had a great time with the family on Christmas (they went skiing so I worked Christmas as well.) We leave tomorrow at oh-dark-thirty, so the productivity will drop but I had a terrific week.
I am looking forward to great 2015. Hubby and I will celebrate the inauguration of the new year with friends on Capital Hill. I hope you will be celebrating with friends–real or virtual.
Thank you so much for following this blog. I hope there have been some “nuggets” you can use or in some way you are entertained. Wishing you the best of the new year.
What I did since the last post: See the above. I completed the Jens Dahle postings a month ago and put them on a timer. More to come in the next few days.