Thursday, October 22, 2009

In the dry

I talked George into putting a tin roof over our little back porch. Here are the rafters.

And here it is roofed, in the rain. He is supposed to build a short (4 foot, 6 foot?) wall on the right here and we will move the grill off the front deck to back here. And he has to put in a porch light. But, it is nice to have this dry spot to carry in groceries in the rain.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Truth is stranger than fiction?

I can not decide what to use as a title for this post because there are just way too many possibilities to choose from

I subscribe to several mailing lists about genealogy but there is only one that actually has useful information. It is Roots L and if you like genealogy you are sure to find something interesting on the list. To subscribe go here
I can hear Helen's mouse clicking.

People on the list post their genealogy question and hope someone will post an answer. Listers are always asking for help finding genealogy records on line. For census records there is the big and then there is the smaller Heritage Quest that is only available through library subscriptions. The Harrison Library used to have this service, but I am not sure if it does now or not. You just went to the Harrison Library, clicked on the Heritage Quest link and put in your library card number. Of course, if you did not have a Harrison Library card number you were out of luck. Heritage Quest is available like this through thousands of libraries.

Some one is always posting that anyone can get Heritage Quest free through their library. Of course, it is not offered at all libraries, but many of these people have been visiting with the dead so long, they do not keep up with the real real ways of the living world.

Well, it seems one Oklahoma library has also been commiserating with the dead far too long. They have a Heritage Quest link on their page with instructions to click on the link and use your library card example xyz123 to log in. The only thing is, they did not use xyz123, they used a real working library card number. Someone has posted this link to the Roots L list. So, if you want to look at records on Heritage Quest, you can go to the following link and follow the explicit instructions. Better hurry, because when they open Monday they will likely cancel that card number if they can figure out how to do that. Or, more likely, Roots L users will soon crash the server.

Frost on the pumpkin

If I had a pumpkin. I guess my flowers are gone for the season now.
George saw seven deer down in Dan's pasture, jut across the fence from us.