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help i'm addicted!!!!

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Mandy Report 13 Jan 2005 03:42

i can't stop searching for my ancestors and it's getting silly it's 3.40am and i'm still at it, even when i do sleep i dream about searching-is there any cure!!!!!!!!


Karen Report 13 Jan 2005 04:00

lol you sound like me.....................


Kat Report 13 Jan 2005 06:15

me too... WHAT ARE WE LIKE !!!!! I mean we've got family that are ALIVE and we are neglecting them...late dinners... out of milk.. not to mention-swollen legs at the back of the knee's.... just think.... I could be warm and tucked up in bed with my husband ( second thoughts.....ANYONE NEED ANY HELP TONIGHT......I'M BORED!!!)......... LOL xx


Unknown Report 13 Jan 2005 07:06

To one addicted Mandy from another addicted Mandy ...!! Yes, you're right, it's totally addictive for some reason. I hated history at school and never imagined for one moment that I would enjoy this hobby so much. Perhaps I'm having a midlife crisis??? Mandy :))


Heather Report 13 Jan 2005 10:03

Kat, now thats interesting - Ive got such aching legs from knee down and throbbing - I wondered if it was to do with sitting at this damn pc for hours on end. (Had googled for all the dreadful diseases possible - which has worried me sick). I feel dreadfully guilty, I am up at 6 a.m. and first thing I do is switch this on. I then have to wait like a dog desperate for a walk until my hubby goes to work so I can get back on here again. Its like having a secret lover!! But much more fun. Anyone else got pains in lower legs. I even had a throbbing big toe yesterday (googled gout) but thats gone and the legs are back again today.


maryjane-sue Report 13 Jan 2005 11:06

Re aching legs - and yes, i am addicted too. lol Make sure your chair is at right height so that it doesnt cut off the circulation at the back of your legs. If your chair isnt adjustable, then try raising your feet on a stool or something similar - to take the pressure of the back of your legs/knees on your chair.


Living Report 13 Jan 2005 11:11

Hi Mandy, Have been exactly the same for the last year! Up till 2 am last night adding photos to Family Historian as well! I console myself with the fact that I am doing all this research on behalf of the family and it will hopefully all be available to them long after I have gone! You also meet and correspond with some lovely people! Have fun x


Angela Report 13 Jan 2005 11:38

Join the club. I never seem to get anything else done these days.


Mandy Report 13 Jan 2005 11:41

so glad i'm not alone, i have aching legs (top and bottom) back, arms, neck, eyes and most of all head!! i keep thinking the longer i stay on for the quicker i can get it done but i'm just kidding myself-i've been at it since august 2004 originally just to find info on missing grandfather and all i have on him so far is his army medal card!! got lots on other family members but he is the elusive one and HE WILL NOT BEAT ME! i wake up and before my eyes are even open enough to see clearly the comp is on and i'm away in the the land of the ancestors, i never did history at school and now wish i did. another thing-does anyone ever get spooked sitting up in hte early hours looking for dead people, wierd maybe, but don't always feel i'm alone in the dark-oh dear, maybe i'm going mad..................


Heather Report 13 Jan 2005 15:26

Will someone please slap me, Ive sat here for 4 hours now and havent done one bit of work (lucky hubby is the boss).

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Back to my Roots Report 13 Jan 2005 16:22

im just as bad, got internet so children could use for homework/coursework (my daughter is sat here now waiting to get on) but found this great site and am on it every spare moment i have even begrudge having to stop to do tea, still at least the family can do their homework while i cook. then im back on till 3am ish and yes i dream about it.


MarionfromScotland Report 13 Jan 2005 16:25

Oh you are a sad lot of people,addicted to this! Well now I know I am not alone lol.


Dorsetbaby Report 13 Jan 2005 17:17

it is so funny reading all this page and thinking to myself why i am laughing at them all. It is me, i am just the same. I have 4 kids and my youngest now goes to school all day. I thought i would be so bored but i can't seem to stay off my pc. If i am not looking for my own relatives, i am looking for someone else. It is more addictive than chocolate. Which is good i guess. Though like a lot of you i have neck ache, back and bum ache. lol. So i am now going to aqua aerobics and reminding myself how much fun can be had in the real world. Instead of sitting infront of my pc all day and night. Looking for dead people and putting on weight. I am trying to cut down my hours on here. Poor kids dont get a look in. So much for it being for them to help there education. Though one thing i can say for this site is it has such lovely people on it.

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 13 Jan 2005 17:19

My pain......Apart from Great Grandad Elcock who won't give me a hint from the beyond the in my shoulders!!!! I think I need a good massage, something my partner would have given me before he too got this bug :( Chris :)


Linda Report 13 Jan 2005 17:58

Hi Mandy, Me too, my family say i spend more time with the dead than the living. In the early hours of the morning i think i am not alone in the room but i cant turn this thing off, SAD. Linda


Kat Report 13 Jan 2005 19:49

Barbera in Glos..... what is this KNEELER CHAIR....sounds like just what we GR addicts need !!! P.s i'm now sitting writting this with BOTH LEGS UP ON THE DESK IN BIRTHING POSSITION !!! i'm sure i'm go'na die from thrombosis b4 I find my darn biological grand pop !


Heather Report 13 Jan 2005 20:01

Perhaps all our hubbies think we are online to toy boys! Especially as you all probably minimise as soon as they walk in the room, like I do! Oh god, never thought of thrombosis, my legs do ache. Perhaps aswell as the anoraks we proposed with the GR logo on them, Genes could also start selling orthopaedic computer chairs


Yvonne Report 13 Jan 2005 20:09

Hi Everyone Im sorry there is no cure! in fact it gets worse besides doing this at home most of the night, Im on this at work now! its never ending and if I find someone well its like winning the Lottery! Ive also nearly recruited our department at work to look for their ancestors. LOL. Just keep taking the tablets everyone.


Nettie Report 13 Jan 2005 20:33

I think I qualify for your club too!!!! up all hours going round in circles, hearing things, wierd dreams of my departed grandparents (who I'm sure are sending me subliminal messages from beyond the grave!) I now have my mother-in-law hooked & so much so that father-in-law has banned us from speeking about it in his presence!!! Oh well at least I'm doing something constructive & a bit of the old 'brain gym' never did anyone any harm did it?


Yvonne Report 13 Jan 2005 21:04

Hi again! Just been thinking you do. How about we invite Derek Acorah from Most Haunted on here perhaps he could help us all get in touch with are ancestors then maybe we could all get a nights sleep! Yvonne