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SylviaInCanada Report 28 Feb 2013 04:27

far too long on many days!!!

On the worse days ...............

I turn on the computer at about 11 am

it's on for 3 or 4 hours, then off for about 1 -2 hours between 2:30 - 4pm

On again until about 5:45 pm

Off for 2 hours

Then on from about 7:30 pm until somewhere between 11 pm and 1 am

I make that around 10 hours or so a day

Of that ...................... maybe 6 hours on GR, spread through the day .............. some days very little time on GR because I'm on other sites, or working on my tree.

most of my time on GR is actually spent helping on Find Ancestors or Genealogy Chat, plus the 4 or 5 threads that I usually post on.

I'll spend, usually, about 1-2 hours looking at threads on General, but don't open most of them and post on even fewer.

Other days ................. I will not switch the computer on until about 4 pm or later.

Plus, we usually do not take the laptop with us, or otherwise access the internet, when we go away.

OH and I are considered dinosaurs (by daughter) .......... we do not have a cell phone (mobile), and have no intention of getting one!


~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 27 Feb 2013 20:27

Between 2 to 2 and a half hours, only after 7 pm and leave before 10pm. On GR about an hour, need the interaction. ;-)


Ron2 Report 27 Feb 2013 19:04

Ooh I got that wrong. I sed I bought my first mobile in "2005" - shud have read "1995" - still got the thing tis big and heavy and have its box etc etc

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 27 Feb 2013 12:46

I spend about 4 hrs a day on my pc, I speak to my family etc...As for Genes maybe twice a week for 10mins....

Jules x


PricklyHolly Report 27 Feb 2013 01:12

Sounds like you are in a good place Jean.

Good for you!


Jean Report 27 Feb 2013 01:05

cheers, point taken x


maggiewinchester Report 27 Feb 2013 00:57

:-D Jean. Soak it up :-D
I find a couple of glasses of wine is easier than a brew :-D


Jean Report 27 Feb 2013 00:42

maggie the little things do mean the most. my comp was also upstairs a few years ago. i used to go up at 9 and play games with the radio on. partner didnt like it as he had to make his own brew while i was up there. i bought a laptop, he wasnt happy with that as he still had to make his own brew. the only brew he made me was in a morning. the rest of day he spent watching the box.. bet hes worn out now having to fend for himself.


maggiewinchester Report 27 Feb 2013 00:16

Jean :-D
The little things mean the most :-D

Until late last year, my computer was upstairs and at 6:30 I used to go upstairs, listen to the radio and play games on my computer.
My mum stayed with me for a week a couple of years ago. She thought I was just being anti- social, and suggested I stay downstairs & watch TV with her. I told her I always went upstairs at 6 to listen to the radio etc. She suggested we listen to the radio together - not the same. I was only upstairs for an hour!!!

This is the same woman who, when I phoned her would cut me off at 8pm, as her husband HAD to watch TV!!!
(The phone was downstairs, the TV upstairs.)


Jean Report 26 Feb 2013 22:47

normally about 4hrs at night. dont usually go on it during the day. but since a certain person has gone, i now have had the freedom to go online during the day, if i so wish.


Kay???? Report 26 Feb 2013 21:01

varies what is going on,,,,,where I have to be how long it take ,,,etc,,,,,

Sues,,,,,,you can be excused as if you wasnt on PC,you'd be watching some soppy films on telly all day and night......


GinN Report 26 Feb 2013 20:47

Varies. Sometimes 3 to 5 hours a day, sometimes not at all, If I have something I want to Google, I can get really carried away, especially if I'm planning a trip or holiday. Been a bit busy lately, so haven't logged into this site very much. For me, the novelty is starting to wear off, I'm afraid.


maggiewinchester Report 26 Feb 2013 20:18

I'm on a computer all day at work, then possibly 2 - 3 hours in the evening, playing games & listening to the radio - more if TV is rubbish.


jax Report 26 Feb 2013 20:10

About 16 - 18 hours every day, which includes GR...not posted since saturday as I was a free member, but still looked in


Ron2 Report 26 Feb 2013 19:59

4got the GR bit Dizzi - reckon about 15-20 minutes but not every day


Ron2 Report 26 Feb 2013 19:58

Normally the earliest I come online is 6pm (2nite it was 715pm) and usually shut down twixt 10 and 1030pm. I use a standard PC (tower and screen). I do have a mobile with camera /internet capability but tis Pay as Go and I've no wish to use that for the net tho have tried it out for surfin' and Emails. I can text, send pics by mobile etc but I've no wish to be on the rec'g end of endless texts or meaningless chatter so mobile is switched off for best part of day. I always have mobile on when I'm driving alone in the car tho. Sometimes switch mobile on "by arrangement"

Perhaps it's cos I'm a bloke and 72 but I just cannot see the need for constant communication thro the day. I bought my first mobile in 2005 so well versed in their ways.


Muffyxx Report 26 Feb 2013 10:09

Hard to say....My computer is actually in my kitchen and I have it switched on pretty much all day because I watch TV via it...

I nip on during fag breaks and lunchtime....I'm.about more in the evenings if OH is working...less if he isn' it differs from day to day.....


supercrutch Report 26 Feb 2013 10:06

Aaaw thank you for saying I'm not sad :-D

Being stuck in the home is a pain in the butt but at least I can natter all day if I want to without overheating my telephone ;-)

I did alter my notification message as it was going off countless time each hour, I thought it was funny but OH threatened to lob my phone out of the window :-( :-(


DIZZI Report 26 Feb 2013 10:00



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 26 Feb 2013 09:59

You're not sad Sue - the internet is another window into the World. :-D

Ours goes on within an hour of getting up, and turned off at bedtime. 'My time' is usually until OH gets up, so anything up to 4 hours in the morning, mainly on GR reading through threads. There might be other times during the day when I'll pop on to the site to see what's going on; it depends what else we have planned.