The view…

…and not the TV program with that name. The view of my living room before and after the delivery of a folding table. This is another purchase from Wayside. (The TV stand arrived earlier this month.) For the first time since I left Lancaster, California (in 2004), I’ll have a large work area for my genealogy hobby.

Going nowhere fast ?!

Every day I see progress but I feel like I’m **NOT** making progress. Know what I mean? Lack of sleep–and a headache–contribute to this “grumpy” message.

This is my “journal” and I’m reporting details on Thurs. @ 2:15 PM.)

Good news, bad news !!

Bad news: This old lady is bored with coverage of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Why do we have to listen to Mr. Schiff say the same thing over-and-over, over-and-over??

Good news: This old lady has her own brand-new air-mattress bed and can return the borrowed air-mattress to the neighbor. Too bad, the old Canon camera and old laptop computer are not communicating because pictures tell the story of “deflate” and “inflate” of mattresses. ~~ With all the major expenses experienced recently, “this old lady”  is grateful to report a comfortable mattress (bed) for $117.37.

Pleased to report…

…problem resolved.




Seven o’clock in the evening as I prepare to publish this message. I “pawed” through a box of “computer stuff” and found another cord that links the Canon camera with the laptop computer. I doubt the (obsolete?) item is available  for purchase so a blessing that “the old lady”  is a “saver.”

Oh boy, oh joy !!

It’s such a joy to hear from “cousins” and/or folks interested in the Frantz family. Yesterday, I received another message and instantly began to backtrack and refresh my memory about the incident. Here is the link to my earlier blog message. From that earlier research experience, I wrote the article titled Tepid Turkey and it was published in Mennonite Family History.

If the reader takes the time to click on each link (of “link to my earlier blog message“) you’ll note that many links are no longer available. How discouraging, how frustrating to research information and later find the original contributor dropped the material from their website!!   😦