Fasting et cetera

No food; no computer!! I’m “doctoring” my tummy and my headache. Perhaps a water fast will cleanse my system?? Indubitably, my eyes and brain can use a rest from incessant attention to genealogy!! ~~ Forty hours–and counting!!

No symbol sign

Computer with man and coffee and post-it notes

Smiley face headache


Stomach tied up in knots

Happy face coffee cup with tea bag

Water bottle with water drop happy face

Walking lady

Digital counter


Be honest; you were tired of my pictures of thermometers and TV images of meteorologist’ with weather reports. You were bored with pictures of my yard. Do you like the variety of clip art??

Smiley face two thumbs up winkingI was so optimistic about my endeavor, I prepared this blog message on Friday (21st) at three in the morning. Scheduled it for publication on Saturday (22nd) at ten in the morning.

Here’s another number (at 3 AM): 5.6 GB of data in less than nine days. Gratefully, it is free WiFi from the CARE Center. On August 13th (in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep) I searched the Internet for a software program to monitor my Internet usage. I was/am curious!!

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Time and temperaturePostscript: Well-l-l-l… almost no computer. A long walk this morning but I should have scheduled it earlier. I’m dripping wet with sweat!! Yesterday, I was dripping wet from an unexpected rain shower.

Soaking wet !!

Lady standing in the rainHappy FridayJust a note: I got rained on half-way through my walk!! Although overcast, I didn’t expect the rain–and did not carry an umbrella!! ~~ Nine-fifty as I type this and extremely hard rain giving my plants a good drink of water. Seventy-five degrees outdoors.

Pushing up daisies !!

Pushing up daisiesWell, not yet!!

However, while “climbing the family tree,” I’m saddened to see how many “cousins” did not live to be my age (eighty).

On the positive side, my memory has been remarkable!! It has been many years since I communicated with various family members–or worked with their data in a genealogy software program. But memories flood back. Those memories–gratefully–help me evaluate Ancestry records and recognize that some data is just plain wrong.  Well, Ancestry’s data may not be wrong but  wrong data is attached to family members. I’ve actually spent hours trying to trace, and attach, accurate information and hope that my research will be honored versus oft-repeated errors. It’s an interesting challenge!! And, along the way, I meet new cousins. (Hello Leland.)


Something new

Before it gets hot and humid, I walked almost seven-tenths of a mile in the RV Park. I’ve been too sedentary; I’ve had headaches; my stomach has been tied up in knots. I’m overdue for something new!! Hate to confess: I love my morning coffee. Time to go back to green tea?? Better sleep is also on my “to do” list!!


Stomach tied up in knots

Smiley face with broken head and tongue hanging out

Smiley face with coffee cup


Happy tummy

Smiley face very happy

Happy face coffee cup with tea bag


Lady asleep

Too awful !!

Burned out from hours at the computer, I turned on the television and accidentally found myself watching Live Free or Die Hard. OMG, that was so scary!!!! That is NOT my kind of movie!! After about half-an-hour I came to the computer (at 8;45) to search for details. That movie was released in 2007 and–eight years later–it really “could” happen (IMHO). As a society, we are bound together by electronics. That movie demonstrates how a few bad guys (or terrorists) could wreak havoc. I couldn’t watch it; too frightening!! You see, I am tied to electronics on a small-scale. I check my email frequently; I spend hours on the Internet. I use on-line banking–and bill pay. I have a “dumb” phone but almost everyone I know uses a “smart phone.”

I’mAsleep on a pillow heading to bed; hope I can sleep after that “wild ride.”