...and probably deeper in debt. Anyone else remember the old Tennessee Ernie Ford song?
I spent a lot of time - TOO much time - on the computer today. I've gotten so wrapped up in the genealogy research. Himself gave me a gift subscription to Ancestry a couple years ago, and I go in fits and starts, times when it's an all-consuming obsession and times when I barely glance at it.
The other day my son asked me if we'd had anyone in the family who'd fought in the Civil War. Yes, is the simple answer. I knew it long before I ever started poking around in the ol' family tree - but I only knew of one soldier. Turns out there are some half-dozen, between my former in-laws ancestors and my family's.
So I've been trying to collect the documentation and sources that verify the information, plus fill in some of the gaps with dates, places, etc. A lot of stuff is available online, including a database that often records where the enlistee was living at the time he joined, who his parents were - including his mother's maiden name - and even his birthdate right down to day, month, year (so many records list just age or year of birth). This is proving to be a real treasure trove of information. A time-consuming trove of information.
Maybe someday I'll have one of those treadmill-computer-desks you hear tell of. It would suit me. Meanwhile, I'm chafing at not getting enough exercise, and when I'm out walking or doing some fitness, I'm chafing at the things I need to be at the computer to do. Never an in-between.
I'm starting to fret about falling behind on the ordinary stuff - housework, Spark, emails, even learning more on my new phone (I am so low-tech; these things never come easily to me).
Eh. It is what it is.
Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!