Friday, January 14, 2011
I've been working on our family budget now for about a week. Chompin' at the bit the whole time because for one thing, I hate doing it and for another, it keeps me from working on what I really want to be doing and that, of course, is genealogy. My wife's sister recently loaned us some documents pertaining to their ancestors from the Prophet and Creran families that I'm eager to start working into our family tree. The file includes birth records, death records, marriage records, military records, and memoirs all resting inside a folder just waiting for me to devour. It's like a cookie jar sitting on the counter filled with warm fresh chocolate chip cookies calling out my name but I have "homework" to complete before I can give in to the temptation. I hate accounting. I hate budgeting. We exceeded our 2010 budget by about 10 %. I know that's not much compared to the Federal Deficit but it's still not good. So I'm going to get it done, set the goals, and see if we can bring it back in line with our limited income.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Going forward is the only thing I can do with my genealogy blog, "My Search Goes On" because I wiped out all the previous postings yesterday. I was doing some editing to my blog site and didn't pay close attention to what I was doing. In the instant it took to click on Enter, my previous entries were history. Lost history. But that's not really true. I just lost my postings describing what I was working on from time to time in my haphazard efforts to build records in my family tree. The tree is what counts and all the sources to document information I've incorporated into the tree. That I've done on Ancestry.com's website. Now as long as my pea-brain doesn't come up with a way to sabotage the website I should be able to continue my research. And in that effort, my search goes on.