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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Reading, Writing, and Family Research: "How to Survive a Snowstorm"

Since I haven't posted since last Wednesday's photo of the beginning of our most recent winter storm, I thought today's post would bring my readers up to date on what has been going on here for almost a week now.  Like most of the rest of the country, we had another severe winter storm.  Really, I don't know how I would have survived this storm without an Internet connection, and I am tremendously thankful that we were not without the power to keep my good old laptop battery charged up. So besides keeping warm and baking a lot, I used the indoor time to begin reading another of Greg Iles's books, "The Devil's Punchbowl" and to do an awful lot of online family research. The results of that research, I might add, will be included in posts later this month. I also spent quite a bit of time responding to comments about some recent postings on this blog, three of them from relatives of those about whom I wrote, readers who live in New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Receiving positive comments from living relatives, for me, is a particularly pleasant form of what I refer to as "blogger satisfaction." And my ultimate level of blogger satisfaction is achieved when individuals who are researching their own family history find something useful in one of my posts.  The bottom line is that I did not mind being snowbound last week, forced to read and research in front of a warm fire, bundled up in soft, fleecy clothing, with a hot cup of my favorite Caribou coffee beside me.  Oh, and I forgot to mention the goodies I baked. 

 Just how much better can research get?


  1. Snow days are definitely not always a bad thing! The closest thing to a snow day that I remember from my Texas days was the day the ground was covered with a thick sheet of ice. And goodies help make the days even more pleasant.

  2. Almost sounds like a nice little vacation. Yumm Caribou coffee.