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From: (J. Hugh Sullivan)
Subject: Re: Ancestry.com
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 12:56:32 GMT
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On Wed, 19 Jun 2002 02:12:10 +0000 (UTC), "C'est Moi"
> (J. Hugh Sullivan) wrote in
>> On Tue, 18 Jun 2002 21:45:25 +0000 (UTC), "C'est Moi"
>>>I guess it's all relative. It doesn't cost me that much to drive
>>>across the bridge to the Seattle branch of NARA and look at the
>>>census records there!! Just time..... Copies are about 10 cents
>>>each, if I remember correctly.
>> I don't know how many times you drive across that bridge and how
>> much time it takes.
>> I have probably looked at census records at least 30 days this year.
>> If it takes you 10 minutes travel one way, that's 600 minutes or 10
>> hours. 10 hours at a minimum of $100 per hour equals $1000. Ancestry
>> costs me about one tenth of that. And, at home, I am comfortable
>> looking while clad in my underwear - would that be permitted in
>> Seattle at NARA? Of course they would laugh either place!
>$100 per hour??? Where are you getting *that* from???
If I do something I don't want to do, that's what it will cost
somebody. If I had to pay my wife to cook, etc., her services would be
worth at least $100 per hour. But, if I want her to know that, I'd
like to be the one to tell her! 8-)
>It takes me about 30-45 minutes to drive into Seattle, enjoying the view
>of both Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier and watching the sailboats on the lake
>if it's a nice day, also giving me the opportunity to hit some stores or
>museums in the area that I wouldn't normally go to.
I've seen Baker and Ranier - beautiful, but I wouldn't want to fish or
play golf on them. I'd rather be sailing than watching. But, I didn't
get to any museums unfortunately. C'est la vie.
>Of course, I could
>also catch the Metro and go right from the park 'n ride to the door of
>NARA for a small amount, but then I don't have the freedom for the side
>Expenses? Just transportation, lunch and photocopies. I don't go over
>there very often, so it's a *lot* less than the cost of the *new*
>subscription price for Ancestry.
>Besides, I have FREE access to Ancestry at my local library five miles
I touched on the matter of convenience briefly. Like patience, if I
want something, I want it now. Ancestry is at my fingertips 24/7 and
it doesn't care if I didn't use Old Spice and Scope within the hour.
Also, if I didn't spend that $100 per year on Ancestry I might forget
to spend it somewhere else - Heavens to Murgatroid!
>Sorry, can't use the computer in my underwear - my husband's 31 year old
>son is staying with us :)
I'm beyond the point where I could dissatisfy anyone at home.
Well, we probably don't drive the same make cars and you probably
don't want meat at every meal - vive la difference!
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