Too Little Time

So much to do, too little time.  I know that I’m not the only one that feels this way.

With 5 young children looking to me for their cuddles, food, schooling, safety, entertainment and general happiness, I don’t always have the amount of free time I want.

And what time I get is usually in the wee hours of the night – like now.  I’m lying on the floor of our hotel room, typing by the light of the nearby bathroom, while everyone else is blissfully slumbering.  Pretty pathetic, huh?  I take what I can get though!

Anyway, I have all of these things that I want to research, but I have to keep reminding myself that I need to be more focused and less frenetic.  I need to quit jumping from person to person and place to place daily.

There are lines that I’m itching to research, but what I really need to be doing over these next 3 weeks is coming up with my game plan for our trip.  I need to have super-specific lists of what I’m looking for.  I need to do my homework before arriving at these places.  What resources do they have?  What hours are they open?  Directions please!  Fees?  How many rolls of quarters am I going to need??:)

So, I am forcing myself to focus on the following lines and places for the next few weeks.  I would hate to show up unprepared and waste my very precious time.

  • The Davidson and Stafford families in Leavenworth county, Kansas.  I’m specifically looking for their probate records at the library in Topeka.  (Note to Andy’s parents: Don’t worry I promise this is the only morning I’ll spend with my nose in the microfiche!!)
  • Talbot in Warren county, Missouri.  I need to find out more info on Dr. James Talbott to see if he is my Sophia’s father.
  • Pottgen in Alton, Illinois.
  • Weeks and Parks in Clark and Scott counties, Indiana.
  • Baker, Campbell, Pierce, Galbreath families in Indiana and Jefferson counties, PA.
  • Woods, Leonard, and Spencer in Niagara county, NY.
  • Agee, Lee, Glass, Moorman, Hensley and Hilton in Patrick, Roanoke, Montgomery, Bedford, Franklin, and Halifax counties, Virginia.  (They moved around a lot!  Looks like I will be spending a few days in VA.)

I think that’s it.  It’s quite a long list, I know.  I’m excited for this opportunity though and don’t want to pass it up.  A free vacation sponsored by the Army only comes around every 3-4 years.:)

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