One book that has intrigued me is, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley, published in 1991. It is a sequel to, Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell, which was also in my mother's collection. While these books are probably considered historical fiction, they do open up to people everywhere some of the history of the Southern United States, Ireland and parts of Europe. It took about a week to read the 823 pages and I enjoyed every minute of pure self-indulgence. Not much gets in the way of my reading a good book. Before moving on to other books there are two more tasks that must be finished.
What is left of my mother's things are in tubs in the garage. There is really no more room in our house to bring things inside unless other things are taken out. Hence if I read the books, sort the children's school things and organize my office more then there should be more space. Our daughter in Wyoming is coming this year and we hope to make a trip there. She has several things here that will make the trip to her house. As we remove those things then there will be a shift of what is left in the garage. Besides my mother things there are tubs of children's toys, office supplies, and some old kitchen items. The more that this is put into place my husband will have more room to do his work. He is being very patient with this very slow process.
Not having client work in the last couple of months has enabled me to accomplish some genealogy tasks for my own research. The Christmas cards, with our change of address never made it out. Maybe that will be next week's project and they will be just a family newsletter. There were phone calls made to some relatives and we shared some email updates. While I desperately want to work on my office, the carrot dangling in front of me is to get the other projects listed above done first.
A huge highlight of this time period was getting the results on my DNA test through AncestryDNA. This is very interesting.
9% Great Britain
PS My Husband's AncestryDNA results are in. To be posted soon!