Anyone else use Blogger In Draft? They've made some changes recently and I guess it will just take time to adjust. It seems as if everything is different now, but in time I might like it better.
I haven't been reading or posting much lately, but I purchased Family Tree Maker 2011 and I'm trying to enter all of the genealogy information I've had in manila folders since the 1980's. With so much online now I'd like to take up where I left off a couple of decades ago. I've been slowed down because I entered some information incorrectly and I'm trying to figure out how to fix the mistake before I move on.
I was also recently contacted by someone who might be a relative. Her grandfather was listed in the 1900 Census as being a brother of my grandfather, but my mother told me that he had lived with the family for a while and then returned. She didn't think he was ever adopted by them and she didn't know if he was related. The person that contacted me had been told something completely different. She had always been told that he was my great grandparents' biological child and they weren't able to keep him. A mystery to be solved.
Today Reid is having all his scans and tests down at MD Anderson. Jim took him down this morning for his first appointment at 6:30 AM and I think the last one is around 3:00 this afternoon. Tomorrow he has to be down there by 7:00 AM for a blood draw, a pulmonary function test, and his appointment with the stem cell doctor. We'll both be with him when he gets the results. By all outward appearances he seems to be doing well, but we never know until he gets the results. Afterwards he has an appointment for the clinical trial drug/placebo, so it will be another long day. Your prayers are appreciated.
Another feral cat had been showing up at mealtime. I had seen this cat over the last couple of years and assumed it must have been a male because it never appeared to be pregnant, but I never could get close enough to get a good look. Then we brought our other cats inside while we had a tree taken down and slab work done. I still put food out for the feral cat and when I went out one morning I saw a kitten run under the deck. Guess I was wrong about "Blackie" being a male.
This is Blackie eating in the garage:
The kitten is like a ghost and there's no way I can get close enough to take a picture. I tried taking one through the window, but it's not very good.
The kitten looks older...maybe three months? We'll get the trap down this weekend and put it on the deck so they can get used to seeing it. If they're still around in a few weeks we'll try and catch them and have them fixed and vaccinated. I had hoped there would be no more kittens after we had the others fixed a year ago, but I'm afraid there are a lot of ferals we just never see. If only people would spay and neuter their pets.