Luckily, I've read the 59 posts in my reader prior to typing this, so I'm aware that many folks have already shown screen shots of what we've been looking at all day; therefore, I won't do that. But, whether it's been a spinning wheel, a black screen that says "loading" (or "preparing image""), or whether after excitedly thinking we've had a breakthrough, just to read, "Sorry, that image is no longer available"; all but a few luckly souls have spent this day WAITING.
But, as this tiresome day progressed, I noticed a few things about myself: I noticed that I wasn't getting mad. Actually, I spent most of the day with a smile on my face! I even thought (initially) that the whole thing was kind of funny! For the first few hours, I was in constant communication with other researchers, who were going through the same thing as I was. At noon, I joined the Afrigenas Lunch Bunch Chat. At 3:00, I was in another chatroom with Steve Morse, Nicka Smith, and other "big-wigs" from the genealogy world. And, in between all of this, I was getting things done! You see, I had a plan. (I pretty much always have a plan.) I'd expected to have to do some waiting. I'd figured that not everything would go perfectly smooth with such a highly anticipated release as this, with it taking place at a time when most people would/could be awake and waiting. With today being my first official day of Spring Break, I knew that I didn't want to completely waste the day, and then end up mad about it, so I made a plan!
|Is this giving you an anxiety attack? :)|
My plan was simply to get other things done if I ended up having to wait. Those things included dusting, vacuuming, cleaning my kitchen, doing laundry, pulling weeds, paying bills (for my self and for my mother), and making telephone calls. I got all of those things done, except the laundry! Not only did I accomplish these things, which resulted in me starting my break with a fresh, clean house; but I also took a one-hour nap in the middle of the day, and went out to get Chick-Fil-a for dinner!