My in-laws have been in town this week, providing good distraction from the work. Granted, I've still been working but it's nice to have activities to do after work.
My father-in-law has been doing some genealogy work.....and that led me to dig out my huge genealogy file the other night. Back in college, I really got into finding my family's history. I made some great progress....but haven't done much since. Part of the reason for this was my great Dell computer crash of 2008 - when I lost every genealogy file I'd inputted into my free software. I cannot fully explain how frustrating that was after all the time I spent getting the information perfectly organized.
For Christmas, I asked for and received a family tree software program for my Mac. Yay! While in Tennessee for Christmas, I put in a lot of Mr. Higgins' family....but now I need to do my own. And that means making sense of my huge genealogy file.
One of the great boons of working for a university - in my opinion - is having free access to Ancestry.com. The only problem is that I can't do everything on Ancestry remotely. So, I may be spending some lunch breaks over the summer doing my own research at work.
I hope to have some exciting family history stories to share later on. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy the last few days with my in-laws before they head back to TN.