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Aug 08

Moving Right Along

I feel disconnected from the this blog right now, having spent the last week on other things. Some reports for my genealogy society, some other work for that cause, a trip to Lansing to protest (so 60’s), and a family reunion. Now all that is water over the dam.

I’m going continue on my quest to fulfill my New Year’s resolutions. Let me see, what was that?

1. Enter all the information from the BOX into my database. No exceptions, no cheating.

2. I will file all the paperwork in the proper place, not in piles on the floor, desk, or in any convenient box.

And for my blogs:

1. I will post on either GrannyPam or Granny’s Genealogy every day.

2. I will finish posting all the data from my “old” genealogy site to Granny’s Genealogy.

Wow, it’s a good thing I looked back. My results are dismal:

  1. Some of the box information is entered.
  2. What is entered is filed in another box.

I’m in real trouble here, it appears that I’ve completely stalled. However, we put down three rooms of new flooring, painted much of the house, raised a garden, cared for our lawn and flowers, and took a few breaks to see our favorite music and musicians.

I’m hoping that I can return to using one or two days a week exclusively for data entry. That will mean no Facebook, no Twitter, and no YouTube for those days. I am betting if I could stick to that, the pile would shrink dramatically.

Between my two blogs, I have made the following posts:

  1. GrannyPam: 129 posts
  2. Granny’s Genealogy: 265 posts

That is 394, more than one per day for a 365 day year. So, if averages count, I can take the rest of the year off! The funny think about this is that I thought I had accomplished much toward my resolutions by analyzing and posting all the “Belle’s Box” items, and it turns out that was not among my goals!

There is a saying I can remember, Keep Your Eyes On The Prize. Interesting, unsourced info on WikipediA on that.

To end this little evaluation, here is the song that that saying is based on. This a super cool version from The Nashville Bluegrass Band. That is Mike Compton singing and playing mandolin. I had to look twice, usually he is wearing a T-shirt and bib overalls.   I love this video, for the song, the excellent job done on it, and for the camera shots of the Lewis Family members sitting in the audience. They also appeared in the Gaither Bluegrass Gospel Homecoming videos, which we own and play sometimes around here. Enjoy, and I’ll try to keep my hand on the plow.