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So, we got our binders today and that was kind of cool, seeing maps… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
May 1st, 2010
06:12 pm


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So, we got our binders today and that was kind of cool, seeing maps and addresses that are REAL and even familiar.

Then, our Crew Leader followed myself and my fellow Crew Leader Assistant around until we both managed to find someone to interview. It was 6 door knocked on before anyone answered for me and that guy insisted he a) didn't live there b) the residents were asleep and c) he didn't know when a good time to come back was. (And we so totally believed his bleary-eyed ass. *eye roll*) but I found an actual resident home on my next door knock and managed to get my interview. Turns out she works on the KU paper (or... something like that. Not really clear) and knows what it's like to have to get information out of people, so she wasn't too upset about the interview once she completely woke up. (I am pretty sure we woke her.)

After my fellow CLA got her interview observed, the three of us split up and followed other crew members around to (hopefully) observer interviews for more of them. I only managed two observations out of 5 I need to do. But there's time.

Then it was back to the class room to turn in time sheets and completed questionaires and to talk about any issues or helpful hints people might have come up with.

Me, I went and got myself a divided accordion folder, so I can keep things organized and hopefully keep from creasing the questionaires in places they aren't supposed to be creased (Many, many repetitions of 'do not fold anywhere but the pre-established folds' in training).

And that was my day today.

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Date:May 2nd, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
My FIL did genealogy as a hobby, one ancestor was difficult to get info on because they apparently didn't like "those government folk" and gave census takers different answers whenever asked.
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Date:May 2nd, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
There was at least one name given an enumerator today that we aren't too sure is real. LOL
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Date:May 2nd, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC)
Oof. That sounds exhausting. Hope it gets easier as you gain more experience.
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