The heat is almost unbearable. “Almost” because we somehow manage to bear it. My “life preserver” is the immersion in family history. I don’t think about “how hot” or “how tired” when my mind is examining birth, death, marriage, etc., etc.
Recently, I was working with surnames Wagner and Wagoner. So often the surnames have variations (Flory/Flory, Frantz/France, Gish/Giech, and others). The Wagner/Wagoner family had me questioning “Another baby in her forties?” The location was correct: Indiana and California. (I have a great-grand-uncle who is a Wagoner so [obviously] I’m documenting that branch of my tree. Not just a “branch”; they are entwined with Frantz and **all** the collateral lines.) My brain is spinning!! Repetition of given names, every son or daughter married into another branch of my tree. The challenge grows with a “Wagoner” woman marrying a “Wagoner.” (Many such cousin marriages.) I love the challenges and hope (and pray) the brain stimulation will ward off dementia or Alzheimers.
Late afternoon, we enjoyed a rainstorm. In a brief time, the temperature dropped from ninety-three degrees to seventy-three degrees. (Ninety-three but “feels like” ten degrees higher.) Both satellite connections were lost: Internet and TV. I was forced off the computer (lol) and prepared a meal.
Interesting list of famous people related to Lillian Gish. Another “cousin“ in my family tree.
This laptop computer has been frustratingly slow. I could walk away from the computer and “do” an unrelated task before the computer was ready for the next request. So I ran “maintenance”… and nothing was/is wrong. Then, the bright idea: “Maybe the mouse needs a new battery?” Yup!! The mouse responded quickly with a new AA battery. “Too late smart” because this same problem occurred recently and I finally attributed the problem to the battery. Now I know a high-quality battery only lasts about a month. FYI: I “wore out” the “mouse” on the laptop mouse-pad (which I prefer) but was forced to purchase the auxiliary mouse.
This old computer is giving me problems. Maybe it feels overworked? This “old” laptop holds my collection of clip art and pictures. Blog messages are prepared here. Maybe “laptop” is indicating we need a rest. BUT I CAN’T REST!! Too much to do!! ~~ I didn’t sleep well and was “up” early. I was searching for more clipart and “laptop” responded at a snail’s pace. Searching for paper chain clipart for a blog message.