Greetings and Salutations, WikiTreers!
It's been a few weeks - last time on the Weekend Chat was before the Source-A-Thon so several items to note.
As I mentioned to Wendy above, we had to put our final pet to sleep, an ornery little cat named Maisy who had survived all the others, but around the age of 20 just couldn't go any further. It's hard when your little kitty becomes an old kitty, and can't stand for long, stops eating, and just looks miserable and while it might be the best thing for them, I can't help but feel a bit selfish that I want one more day, then one more day... and so on. At least it was a few weeks back, but as I said to Wendy, I'm still going through the paces of walking around the house and still thinking I'll see her, when the truth is I know she's gone. We're considering a short vacation in the near future, so it would be irresponsible to get a new cat before that, so for the moment, I'm cat-less and pet-less. We'll see if that changes.
I've been spending a bit more time at the church lately - just so many things to do and not nearly enough time to do them. I have been known to suffer from the disease of heavy volunteerism, so I always need to counter that with an ounce of common sense. My wife seems to provide that for me from time to time, and I'm so glad that she does. It's good that we balance each other a bit - not a perfect fit, but perfect enough.
On the Genealogy Front, I've been trying to wrap up several Notables and actually connected 3 this week and if I have time I have a 4th one. Currently working on Alan Zaslove who recently passed away earlier in October. I really thought connecting a 2nd generation immigrant from Russia was a long-shot, but fortunately someone he married also married a "Ford", and that's a good name to connect. So I've got a few profiles to build and validate, but it should work out.
Anyway, after a busy week and a busy weekend ahead, I'm looking forward to one that will soon be either less busy or at least has some quiet moments between. Not sure that's going to happen, but I can always hope and pray.