I hereby Resolve that I will. . . .

Hmmm-m-m-m-m just what is it that I will resolve in 2009??  

There is so much I can resolve, but I know the more I resolve the more resolutions I will break.  

  • I could resolve to organize all 12,000 pictures I transferred from my old computer.  Was I surprised when I saw how many pictures I had stored on that Dell laptop?  You bet I was!!  It took 1 1/2 hours to transfer them.  Now what??
  • I could resolve to go through that stack of paper that I’ve moved from pillar to post because I just don’t know where it should be filed.
  • I could resolve to take that trip and spend several days at the National Archives going through a quadzillion pension files.  After all, I’m fortunate to live within a couple of hours of Washington DC.  (The trip will NOT be at the end of January, however!  I understand half of America will be there during that timeframe!)
  • I could resolve to spend more time volunteering, either photographing cemeteries or at the Historical Society.
  • I could resolve to blog more, but then I think sometimes my blogging takes away from my research. . . . and I love doing both of them.

I’ve decided to tackle paper!  I’m tired of seeing these stacks of paper!  Everywhere I look, it’s paper.  And to this end, I’m going to keep a log.  I’m going to try (and the keyword here is TRY) to record what I’ve accomplished, month by month.

. . . and then, if, and that’s a big IF, I finish that, I’m going to make time to take that trip to Washington DC!  After all, I should have enough Marriott points to get at least one night for free, and I love traveling by rail.  

And when I finish going through pension files, I could go through Washington DC records (where ever they may be) since my great-grandparents lived there, and my grandparents lived there and my father was born there ~ there should be a lot of information for me in their archives!

. . . but of course, I’ll keep blogging, and I’ll keep researching.  I’m happy with the progress I’ve made with both of them in 2008.

I’m eagerly awaiting 2009!

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