Milestone ?

Yesterday, I passed the twenty-seven-thousand people mark in my Ancestry family tree. What better place to spend a cold, gloomy day? Yes, I was about five feet from a space heater (because I’m out of propane). One-thousand people added in less than one month. Obsessive-compulsive??


I’ve had a monster headache from the odor of propane!! It’s too cold to open the door and ventilate my new home. (Companies deliberately add “stinky stuff” when propane tanks are empty and [strangely] that odor creeps into the living quarters.) I’m lethargic; I don’t even want to “do” genealogy!! (I don’t want to “do” anything!!!!)

“Cold” ?!

Cold outdoors and indoors!! My propane tank is empty!!

“Where’s my electric hot plate?” (So I can make my coffee.) I didn’t get up early enough to see the local TV news so I don’t know the “official” overnight temperature. My indoor-outdoor thermometer read forty degrees. Cloudy today with rain forecast. “Where’s my space heater?”  I’ll need to paw through the disorganized mess in the storage room.

I’m eager for Spring and nice weather!!

Missing piece to the puzzle ?!

Yesterday, I spent the entire day looking for a  “source” that would connect two families. A man is listed as my DNA third or fourth cousin.  A “DNA connection” but he didn’t list his parent’s names on his tree (their information is “private”). I love a challenge (I often refer to myself as “Shirley Holmes”) but this search failed. I was utterly exhausted when I finally walked away from the computer at 10:35. It was a cold, dark, gloomy day with heavy rain almost continuously. A good day for indoor projects but the only activity was “climbing the family tree.” On a positive note (thumbs up): All the names, dates and sources may eventually help another researcher.

Surprise, surprise !!

Amazing?! I walked away from the computer and got a lot done this afternoon and evening. Why? Because I found my “round tuit.” Seriously, I have a “round tuit” (and I found it). It is light brown color leather, about the size of a quarter. Among other things, this evening I unpacked my jewelry and put it in a convenient location. So far, I haven’t left my new home very often but I suspect I’ll “go” more often when the weather improves. Furthermore, I’m attending activities here at the RV Park and going to Church. I plan to wear “dressy” dresses and jewelry. Some of my wardrobe hasn’t been worn for many years. Why? Because I spent most of my time in “grubby” clothes working in the yard. Or “grubby” clothes sitting at the computer!! I was essentially a hermit when I lived in Livingston and that is not going to happen here.

Too few hands ?!

The last few mornings, I’ve vowed to NOT sit down to the computer–and Ancestry. However, my email brings another request or beneficial valuable ancestry information. I plan to only “do” a little genealogy while drinking my cup of coffee. I was still “at it” at 1:30 in the morning!! There are so many projects waiting for my time and attention, so many projects relating to the recent move from Livingston to Waco. I need to clone myself!!

On-line dating ?

Moments ago (4:00 PM), it occurred to me that I am “on-line dating.” For two days I have been researching members of my “Coffin” family and sending the names and dates, via email, to a researcher in Indiana. Doesn’t that sound like “on-line dating”?