Friday, November 12, 2010

This Week - Atlanta Family History Expo

The last couple of days of this week leading up to the Expo have been hectic and crazy to say the least.

First, on Wednesday, the check engine light came on in my car, again. Now as far as this altering my plans to attend the conference, it didn't because I am using a rental car for transport. But it did make me realize that I'm going to probably have to break down and get a new car or at least a new to me car. I just spent $800 on the car about 3 weeks ago.

Second, Thursday at 5:00 AM, the assisted living facility where my dad is staying called me to tell me that dad had a serious nose bleed. Dad's on blood thinners so anytime he starts bleeding we get concerned. Dad was transported to the emergency room. By the time, I got there the nose bleed was stopped but dad was still spitting up blood. This event almost prevented me from traveling but after calming down a bit and with everything under control for now, I decided to travel on to Duluth for the Family History Expo. My reasoning was that if anything happened, although it would take a few hours to get there, I was within driving distance of home. So, I decided to keep my plans for the weekend. The only alteration in plans is that I will probably cut the research portion of my trip short a little bit, since I need to get back and start addressing the car issue before I head back to work.

So, Duluth we made it. Looking forward to seeing my fellow bloggers / genealogist tomorrow.


  1. Sorry to hear about the problems cropping up right before the Expo, but glad you made it - can't wait to read about it!

  2. Mavis, I'm so glad you made it. I know you've been looking forward to this for a long time. Prayerfully, your dad will be okay. I know that you will have him on your heart and mind the whole time. I can also feel your pain on the car issue! Good luck in your search for a replacement.

    Be blessed.

  3. Wishing you a great experience and a smooth ride this weekend. Praying Dad is comfortable without any complications. You...get knowledge, rest, and embrace the genealogy filled weekend.


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