Thursday, July 8, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away

I am so glad Jason came yesterday and fixed my roof leak. It has really rained off and on all day. I checked for leaks and everything looks OK. I was going to the store, but after the rain started I decided I didn't need anything that bad.
So instead I have been doing Genealogy all day. Ancestry has some new records for the Revolution, so I was able to search for some of my Ancestors. I did find two, but it really didn't lead me anywhere. They are basically index cards showing the name, and the state they served, and not much else. Maybe I just don't know how to look for them. Of course that led to more researching! I am like a blood hound on a scent! I print a lot of records, it is so much easier to refer back to them. I did back up my Genealogy records on CD-W. I was really afraid I lost records when I had trouble with my Dell computer. It is wonderful to be able to see Census records and print them out, rather than actually go to the library.
I did figure out how to download a book to my computer, using Amazon's free reader. My book was free, just in case I decide I don't want to read it that way. I am looking for Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck. Amazon does have it as a download for I think it was $8.95 or paper back shipped to you for $8.00. I think I will try reading the one I have downloaded, maybe put it on CD, before I purchase anything. It was a nice rainy day, just right for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I could ever read an entire book online. I do enough reading while checking blogs and researching for my genealogy, but for reading for pleasure I want to hold a book!

    Is the rain keeping the heat down?