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help i'm addicted!!!!

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Nettie

Nettie Report 13 Jan 2005 21:11

EXCELLENT IDEA YVONNE !!!!!

Janet 693215

Janet 693215 Report 13 Jan 2005 21:26

Yvonne, if only I had such faith in Derek Accorah! O.K. Here goes........ Hi my name's Janet and I'm an addict too :-)) For 22 years I have lived with a Radio enthusiast. Through osmosis I can tell you if any three or four letter number is a medium wave (khz) frequency off the top of my head. Now on his brief sojourns to the bathroom or kitchen to refuel he just sighs and shouts "ANORAK" at me. How dare he! Seriously though, if you are suffering from aching lower legs keep making circles with your feet. It stimulates the circulation preventing blood and lymphatic fluid from pooling in the lower leg. I can't stress too much the importance of having a mouse mat with a wrist rest either. I used to spend time on here without one and found my right hand/wrist aching. Now I have a rest the aching has long gone. So thats my healthy tips for surfing. Of course once I've found if Percival Makeres who died in 1515 is one of my Macaree's I'll try and give up. (Yeah, who am I kidding!!!!!!!!)

Heather

Heather Report 13 Jan 2005 21:38

The sad thing is (apart from the other 101 things) that I actually get excited if I find someone elses rellie on ancestry for them now! And yes, I dream census forms and parish registers too - I wonder if they are trying to get through to us as I often dream I am talking to my dear mum who I lost 17 years ago about all the progress Im making. Or perhaps its only her who would listen (well, the dog gets it too). Hey I wonder what they would put on our death certs if we all pop off from exhaustion or thrombosis due to tree researching?

Helen

Helen Report 13 Jan 2005 21:45

Has anyone else had an imaginary conversation with one of their ancestors.................. Caught myself trying to explain television to my G G G Grandmother the other day..........

Helen

Helen Report 13 Jan 2005 21:46

and supermarkets.........and central heating....

Heather

Heather Report 13 Jan 2005 21:57

Hi Barbara, I dont stop for Martin Shaw - he lives in my village!

Joan

Joan Report 13 Jan 2005 22:06

Goodness gracious me ! Is it that time already........... I have to make a confession and the only person I can trust and confide in is YOU. My husband doesn't understand me, says I have a problem...... I must confess, the time the NEFF induction hob blew up was my fault (I was distracted, you know what I mean) but I didn't tell my husband and when the time came for him to cook, he was distraught when black smoke billowed from it ! I let him think it was his fault !!!! Should I confess ?

Heather

Heather Report 13 Jan 2005 22:08

In a word "No!". You would never hear the end to it. Best leave him feeling a bit guilty and grateful you havent gone mad at him! KAT from Essex - what you mean, you have stirrups fixed to the sides of your computer desk? What a brilliant idea.

Maxine

Maxine Report 13 Jan 2005 22:48

Joan you had better not confess cause somewhere down the line he will blame it on me as well!!! you got me into this! Must share this with all you Genes addicts I have just found out I am related to .... Wait for it....Steptoe and Son.... yes my g-g-g-grandfather was a Rag and Bone Man. Ps my knees and back r killing me! Max X

Joan

Joan Report 13 Jan 2005 22:59

Max, think yourself lucky i hadn't invited you to tea ! Cos I WOULD have blamed it on you ! PS. The NEFF man was very friendly..... I think we may be related ! To everyone obsessed with genealogy. It's cheaper than my husband's squash racquets and re-stringing !!!!!!! Bye everyone, I am going to bed now....PROMISE x

Linda

Linda Report 13 Jan 2005 23:33

i am addicted too, glad i am not on my own, i call it my chilling out time from life etc, trouble is time goes by so quickly, although i have been in contact with lots of distant relations from this site, well done genes.

Kat

Kat Report 14 Jan 2005 07:49

Thanks Barbara ! Only 50 quid or less..!!... I recon we ought to buy shares in the company who make those quick! better get one b4 they jump on the band wagon and hoist up the price !!!! lol K. P.s. I suppose if we were really posh, we would be using a lap top, AND...HEY,.... THEN WE COULD JUST SIT IN BED ALL DAY ...fully clothed of course....then when the uvva 'alf comes home.... we'd just leap out, stick the kettle on...and who'd give a **** !! xx

Heather

Heather Report 14 Jan 2005 08:35

Perhaps we should get those airline socks we keep reading about. Does anyone work for Virgin?

Kay

Kay Report 14 Jan 2005 08:47

To take a break away from the computer yesterday I spent three hours in the local registry office confirming dates then another half hour sitting in the office waiting for copies of certificates because I was too impatient for them to put them in the post. I have also talked my friend into taking me to the village my g.g.g.grandfather and family was born so that I can walk where they walked . Addicted... I think I must be mad lol Kay

cheekychops

cheekychops Report 14 Jan 2005 09:27

Well i'm chuffed i'm not alone!! I to have the back-ache, leg ache and the desire to hunt dead people ha,ha. Did'nt let the cat out of the bag untill Christmas when i presented a couple of rellies with a copy of the family tree, you know the rellies who pride themselves on 'knowing all about the family' only for them to realise that they were way off the mark, with your help of course.LoL :)) I too most of the time 'Sneak' onto the pc at work, i've got it down to a fine art in minimising the screen also, another excuse is "Just gonna check my messages, only be a sec" ha,ha. Now the word is out i'm having friends - freinds wanting me to help them with an elusive missing rellie or skelaton that's rattling away, but don't want their famillies to know they are checking it out. I've declined as my own addiction is bad enough, i'd never be off the pc at all if i obliged. Never thought i'd be an anorak though, feel like a naughty kid sometimes looking over my shoulder just incase HA, HA :)) Anyway just rambling now, i'm sure we will come across each other during our adictive hobby, wish everbody luck with your searches. Paula

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 14 Jan 2005 09:30

None whatsoever! Just enjoy it! Both my better half and I are completely and utterly addicted to it - he more so than I! :) Joy

Fran

Fran Report 14 Jan 2005 10:17

I use my Laptop on one of those comfy Lap Trays, so sit in armchair with feet up on pouffe (hope I have spelt that right !!!). No back or leg aches for me . just my brain........ Fran (Other half back soon, better get something done !!!!!)

Yvonne

Yvonne Report 14 Jan 2005 13:38

Take a break from the doing this! the only time I take a break is either walking along the landing to go the loo.. or Sunday afternoon walking round the cemetaries, I have to admit its lovely and quiet in there and you can think a bit better. Ive even tried to speaking to the dead hoping they can help me, I have probably made more dead friends than living ones. And as my dad who is 81 is mainly my source of information, dad and I are contemplating holding a Seance to see if I can get in touch with my great grandfather, that how bad it is.

MrsBucketBouquet

MrsBucketBouquet Report 14 Jan 2005 13:53

I have a cartoon picture that I have on my msn profile....it's a picture of a toilet attached to the pc....lol As for walking round Grave yards!....bet you have never done it in the dark by the torch of your mobile?....I have! lol Did you know?....I have aliens in my family! maybe your all related to me....lol Me addicted?...nah!!!

Yvonne

Yvonne Report 14 Jan 2005 13:58

Im beginning to think Im one of the dead! I would have no problem walking around the cemetary seeing as I have loads of friends in there now. Table tipping thats the answer. Yes probably I am an alien, no doubt a Stepford Wive!