Family Update

Here’s a quick update of what’s going on with my family:

Jeremy: I’m being kept pretty busy with work, but so far it has been (mostly) enjoyable. Our boss is wanting us to be able to work from home at least a couple days/week, so hopefully that will pan out.

 I’m also trying to work on my own website, jersdesk.com. I’ve got several ideas that I want to do with it, mostly a picture gallery for Rosanne and me.

I had a LAN party the other day (Every so often I have some friends over and we play computer games together). This one was fairly well atteneded, and I think everyone had fun. James and Becca came (Becca even played for a while!). Unfortunately, their computer seemed to break down–the ‘on’ button was stuck and so they couldn’t turn on their computer. I looked online to see how to take the front cover off, and stumbled across a forum where someone else had the same problem with the same computer. The solution? Hit the front of the computer (but no too hard). James tried it and it worked.

Also, John just showed me a site about API’s that have been released from familysearch.org, that allow other programs to saerch their ancestral data, add capabilities to PAF, etc. and I want to do something with that. John and I each have some genealogy programming ideas, and we haven’t decided yet if we’re going to try and work together on something or each do what we want to do. I would be interested to know what others would like to see as far as a genealogy program (besides “something that will do it for me”).

Rosanne: Rosanne is kept very busy with her work and taking care of Ada. She does a very good job with that, as well as taking care of the house. She is the office manager, shipping manager, and on-call support (tech and otherwise) for mightyauthors.com. Fortunately (for us), the business is still rather small. As it grows, other people are supposed to be hired to take care of most of these assignments, leaving Rosanne to be mostly a seceretary.

She’s also been crocheting a baby blanket–ever since Ada was given one and she enjoyed it so much. Rosanne figured we’d better have another one on hand for when the current one gets worn out.

 Ada: Ada is just getting over either a bad cold or a mild case of RSV (we hope the former, but suspect the latter). Either way, she seems to be getting better, which we are very grateful for. She’s stil teething, so life has been a little more interesting than usual for us. Rosanne has been amazing at taking care of her and being patient with Ada’s progressivly getting up earlier… and earlier…

Despite that Ada is still largely a fun happy baby. She obviously enjoys being with Mom and/or Dad the most, and will smile and giggle at our antics. But she is also OK with playing with her toys by herself, though one of us usually needs to at least be in the same roon–if we leave for a few minutes and she notices… we’ll just say that life is a little less happy for a while.

6 thoughts on Family Update

  1. Thanks for the update. We love hearing how people are doing and seeing an occasional picture. Sounds like you’re all doing well. I’m glad Ada is doing better. Funny how you think you’re starting to get them figured out and then they do new things like teething or getting up earlier or getting sick. Never a dull moment!

  2. Thank you for letting us know about your blog. Very nice. I see that you have had it for a while…and not told me…for shame! I’m interested in John’s email about whatever you said and PAF. Please send it along. Now I will see how long it is before you read my comment…or if you do.Mean Mom that I am.

  3. This is a fun blog, jer! I like. I guess I didn’t realize that Rosanne was working full time. How in the heck does she do that? Goodness. Taking care of a baby seems pretty full time to me. two thumbs up to her, that’s impressive.

  4. well, I didn’t know you guys were so busy–I didn’t know Rosanne had a job. I knew she helped with that, but I didn’t know it was an official job. Aubrey also hated it when we left the room. It is much easier when you have more kids to help entertain the younger ones–in some ways it is easier with more kids–overall it is easier with one child, obviously.

  5. Wow! That’s a lot that Rosanne does for mightyauthors.com. Emma loves her book and looks forward to getting more published, but keeps spending her money on Littlest Pet Shops instead.

    Hope Ada is better!

  6. We really enjoyed getting to know you guys over Christmas and last summer. It is fun to hear about you now.

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