I haven’t been here in awhile, lol. The last time I posted, I was living in Mandeville just blocks from Lake Ponchartrain, in a rented 3 bedroom house. Since then my son, JD, and I have bought property in Lacombe, 6 miles east of the old place. It has taken me a while to get unpacked and organised here, with 3 buildings and 2 storage trailers. One is a Conex box and the other is an old tracktor trailer box. Having had a 2 car garage at the last 2 rentals and now “Boxcars” getting out to the field where the big one is parked is a hike for me now.
I went on a short vacation to Florida back in August and didn’t get back home until December. While I was gone I had a mishap with my T-Drive and seem to have lost most of my photo’s and documents. I am waiting for my son to return from offshore so he can hopefully retrive my files. The great part of the trip is that I got to visit with my 4 grandchildren! I spent quality time with my family there and rode out a Cat 3 hurricane! What fun! Six adults, 7 cats and 1 dog in a 2 bedroom condo! We had a lot of fun and only lost power for eight hours.
I did get to do some DNA comparisons, as I had my sister take the Ancestry test, as I took it after I found a half-brother’s daughter on Gedmatch! So he and I both did the Ancsestry test. I am now swimming in all of the Big gene ponds. I have been working out End Location Numbers on a new site, trying to figure out what ancestors the DNA comes in from. As we all get a mishmosh of genes sifted together. Having 2 brothers and now 2 sisters DNA plus my son & nephew’s, I have enough to work with to keep me busy. Plus working on my tree adding in new DNA cousins that also have paper trails to work with doesn’t give me much time for anything else.
I hope everyone had a grand holiday season and not getting all of the flu viruses I hear that are doing the rounds.
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and hopefully Spring will be here shortly.