Thursday, July 26, 2007

Some Lessons Learned

On the first part of our on-going midsummer research trip, the following lessons became clear to me:

  1. Everything takes longer and costs more than estimates.
  2. Hauling octogenarians around on cemetery research in July heat is not necessarily a good idea, no matter how much they want to go.
  3. Socializing too much with old friends and acquaintances can be hazardous to your research plan and your waistline.
  4. Not socializing enough with old friends and acquaintances can cost you friends and acquaintances and valuable research clues.
  5. Don't try to be overly ambitious in your goals.

More lessons as we go along!

[Posted from Kansas City, MO]

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