My Life in Fantasyland

To view the entire post – click on title       For those of you who have been following my ongoing computer problems I have an update and (hopefully) a solution.  First of all I would like to thank you for all your concern, support and ideas for possible solutions.   For those of you who have a Mac (in my case – 2013 MacBook Pro) you know about the whirling ball of death.  My computer started exhibiting problems with that dreaded (but very colourful) whirling ball a few weeks before I left on vacation.  I took it to my computer guy and he was sure he had solved my problem.  He added a virus protection and a way to empty my cache. I emptied my “history” every day.  I was happy to pay him the $47.50 for his work. I discovered...

Home and Definitely NOT Happy About It.

To see the entire post Click on the Title Yup – I’m home.  I had 9 days in Oceanside, California. I had a 14 day cruise through the Panama Canal. After 18 years I visited my friends in Sarasota, Florida for 4 days and had a GREAT, GREAT, GREAT time – and now I’m home. I left Surrey, BC in the rain and came home almost a month later – in the rain. It sucks. Now I’ll tell you what really pissed me off about coming home – and I have been back for 5 days now.  On the cruise ship when I left my bedroom someone would go into my room and clean it and make the bed.  Now I leave my bedroom and…..NOTHING.  When I walked into the dining room on the cruise ship I had my choice of all kinds of goodies.  Now I walk into my...

My Thoughts on Traveling

My Thoughts on Traveling For the complete list and to purchase my travel adventure eBooks go to: www.Smashwords.com/profile/view/JoeiCarltonHossack Many, many, many years – a lifetime ago actually – my husband and I embarked on a fabulous adventure. We sold everything, purchased a motorhome in Great Britain and traveled through the British Isles, most of Europe, parts of Africa, Canada and the U.S. for 2-1/2 years.  It was his dream. I just went along for the ride. I was always surprised when he knew just what he wanted to see in whatever country we landed in. Even before arriving, he learned to say Please and Thank You and ask for directions in many, many languages. I don’t know why I was always so surprised. He read every travel book available...

I know…..I know…..I know

TO SEE THE FULL STORY – just click on the title Every time I’m weeks late in posting something new I promise (myself) that I won’t do it again and I will post often and regularly…..I know…..I know…..I know…..I’m late again but I do have something on my mind and it has been bugging me for a while. So here goes: I wrote this on November 25th, 2015 I’m not sure exactly when I discovered what a pain in the ass flying had become but – here I sit – in the San Diego Airport – having checked in two hours before my International flight to (home) Vancouver – that had to be rerouted because of a 2 hour late arrival in Seattle hence missing my connecting flight. From Oceanside to San Diego airport, add an extra...

Revelation

I had an interesting day yesterday. I was meeting my friend Ingrid for lunch around 1:30 so I had all morning to fix a chapter of my Mini Read called You Can Run with the Big Dogs if you Pee Like a Puppy about life with my 18 year old truck. My friend/neighbour/published author Carole had edited it for me and after reading the first few chapters I wanted to make it funnier. The first three chapters and the last two chapters were completed in 2012/2013 when I brought it up to Clinton, hoping to complete the Mini Read while I had little else on my plate to work on. While in Clinton I wrote or edited something EVERY day. I not only finished the Mini started years ago but I completed another Mini about the campground and the owner and the daily doings up there. When...

Just One of Those Weeks

To read the entire post just click on the title: Just One of Those Weeks I absolutely loved the excitement of the week but now that it’s over I’m feeling a bit exhausted. Last Tuesday, our Pen & Inkling critique group met at my house. I enjoy having it here from time to time because it gives me a reason to clean the joint, make a couple of batches of muffins and organize what I’m working on and reading. Halfway through my fellow writer/reader, David, asked if I wanted to share his table at the Surrey International Writer’s Conference. I initially said “no” because I have a lot to display but then thought better of it and said “yes.” Wednesday I did a travel lecture at the Langley Senior’s Residence, hosted...

Quite a Ride

To view the entire post click on the title. It has been quite a ride since I returned from my summer in Clinton in early September. After 3-1/2 months of non stop creativity I returned to Surrey a week early because a cyst on my gums had become infected. Upon arrival I went to my doctor who prescribed antibiotics and sent me off to the surgeon who would be doing the surgery. He sent me off to an oral surgeon who took a couple of x-rays and discovered it was not a cyst but an infected root so, in the end, I was sent back to my dentist who performed a root canal – it was, to say the least – quite a ride. Took another prescription of antibiotics. Root canal took almost 3 painful hours with needing a second dose of freezing. The freezing was wearing off a...