Sunday, September 9, 2018

IWSG: September 4, 2018 ~ Computerless and Lost!

Hello, Fellow IWSG Members!
I’m sorry this doesn’t look like a regular IWSG post. 
I’m sitting in a train station in Brighton 
on the south coast of England, 
and trying to write a post with my iPhone.

I have no clue how to do internet links
so I can’t post links to our wonderful co-hosts. 
Thanks to each of you for volunteering,
and thanks always to Alex Cavanaugh!

Now I’m on the train to London’s Victoria Station,
hoping my battery doesn’t drain. 

I’m computerless and feel like I’m looking 
at the Cyber World through the wrong end of a telescope. 

I accidentally left my computer behind in
the security line at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on August 8th.
After a boomerang false start, FedEx delivered my computer safe and sound. 

But then we left for the UK, and luggage was too heavy. 
I’m still computerless ~ Argh!

My writing took a major hit in August and will suffer in September. 
I had hit 100 days/100 of writing in a row.
Then right back to a Big Fat Zero I went. 
So now I’m reduced to journaling only. 

Wishing each of you a great month of writing. 
I’ll be back in October with stories to tell. 

Now I’ll see if I can add a photo. 
I’ve done over 500 posts,
and I’ve never done one without a photo.

Now I’m in Haywards Heath ~ Don’t you just love the names of English communities?

Okay. 
That didn’t work,
So I’ll quit while I’m behind.
No photo. 😂

I’ll visit around tonight, after London. 
Sorry for any errors. 











29 comments:

  1. Wow, glad you didn't lose your computer! That would've sucked.
    No worries, visit when you can and don't stress not writing. Just enjoy the trip.

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    1. Hi, Alex! I was devastated when I realized in the Toronto security line that I had left my computer in the Halifax security line. Fortunately I have a lot backed on an external drive and in the cloud. Plus I save every memory card. I’ve been having a ball, and I will have stories to tell, not to mention photos to share. Life is always an adventure with a steep learning curve! Have a good one, my friend!

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  2. Great you got the computer back at least. Losing it would be worse than the screen of death. At least if you get the latter you can get the satisfaction of taking a hammer to it lol

    Sure far far away from your sea this time. Hope you are enjoying away and you can post many pics when you get back to make up for none today.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I’ve see so many amazing things in the past two weeks. Tomorrow it’s back to London for the third time. I’m going to see the Rosetta Stone and the Assyrian lion panels and the Elgin marbles again at the British Museum. I can’t make a trip to England without visiting them. All the best to you, my friend!

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  3. How is England?

    "I accidentally left my computer behind in
    the security line at Halifax Stanfield International Airport"

    It's amazing that you got it back!!!

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    1. England is awesome, Sandi! The people are lovely, the scenery beautiful, the history amazing. I bet you would have loved the treasures room I saw in the British Library: gorgeously illustrated Medieval bibles, including one that belonged to Anne Boleyn. I hope all is well with you!

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  4. Happy Belated IWSG Day!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it.
    So sorry to hear about your computer and blog troubles. I can only imagine not having my computer. Still, you got your post up, even without pictures. Kudos!

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    1. Hi, Toi! Thanks for visiting. I’m back on the Brighton London train right now. So far, so good! Wishing you a happy day!

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  5. It always suck being computerless, that's one complain I have when I go on vacation.

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    1. Hi, Adam! I hope all is well with you and Daisy! One good thing about being computerless is I’m being forced to learn how to do things on my iPhone. I’m always operating on a need to know basis. I’ve been thinking of you and your love of history as I go about seeing amazing historical things. I’ll have stories and photos to share when I get home. Take care, my friend and say “Hi” to Daisy for me!

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  6. Well done to get this far. Happy travels, and let that computer stay safe too.

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    1. Hi, Jean! Thank you for your newsy email. I hope the house things worked out. I finally got into my accounts last night. Frustration! But, it’s all good. Sending you and Hugh a big hug and a shot of energy!

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  7. I'd be in a panic without my computer and I'm glad they found yours and returned it to you.

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    1. Hi, Diane! I was absolutely in a panic. I almost keeled over in the Toronto security line when I realized I had left my computer in the Halifax Airport security line. My amazing husband got on the phone while I was flying home from Toronto to Denver. I almost keeled over again in relief when he told me lost and found had it in Halifax. May it never happen again. All the best to you!

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  8. You are a brave soul to attempt writing a post on a phone! You did good, I'd say. Sorry about the computer--you mean a laptop size, right? Glad you have it back. But what I'd really like to know is more about England. Hope you enjoyed London. We were there in June. 3 days is not enough. You're taking the trains around the country. Good choice. We rented a car. Driving a shift car on the left side of the road is not fun. Have a FAB time and don't worry about writing. Just worry about where you're going to enjoy your plate of fish, chips and mashed peas next!
    JQ Rose

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    1. Thanks, JQ! I’ll have lots to share about England when I’m back home. I’ve had an amazing time. Wednesday, we’re off to Italy which is the only thing that makes leaving England okay. I love London. We’ve come up to the city from Brighton three times. Today I racked up 31,000 steps walking around London. Last stop the British Museum where I went back to see the Rosetta Stone, the Assyrian lion panels, and the Elgin marbles for the third time. Shift car ~ driving on the wrong side of the road ~ no thanks! Glad you survived! I’ve been sampling fish and chips all over Brighton. So delicious! Mushy peas scare the heck out of me ~ LOL! Have a good one!

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  9. Blogging from your phone can be difficult but you did a pretty good job!

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    1. Thanks, Sam! First go at it. I’ll hope I don’t have to do it that way again ~ at least for a while. Thanks for stopping and leaving an encouraging comment. Have a great day!

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  10. Hi Louise! Have fun in England and don't worry about computers and writing and such. You're on holiday!

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    1. Hi, Debra!Thanks for the kind words! I’ve been seeing labirynths ~ Lord I’ Too tired to spell ~ in grass and paintings like on the tube walls. When I see them I think of you. Next stop Venice! All the best to you and your Rare One!

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  11. Thank you for this post. You have proceeded gracefully in the presence of snafus and obstacles. I look forward to October and the pleasure of your renewed online company. All best wishes.

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    1. How lovely to hear from you, Geo! I hope all is well with you and Norma! We’re doing laundry and packing for Italy. It’s a windy, rainy day in Brighton, UK. Nevertheless, I’m going to head for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton shortly. I’m wearing funny socks today. Whenever I wear funny socks I think of you and your family. My sister gave them to me for Christmas. They’re full of psychedelic flowers and say, I’m a fucking delicate flower.” I’ll have lots of stories to share when I get home. I almost got locked out of my google again last night coming back to Brighton from London. My iPhone security doesn’t like me using the free Southern Railway WiFi. You would have loved the British Library treasure room: everything from Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook, to Anne Boleyn’s personal diary, to the Magna Carta, to John Lennon’s first lyrics for “Michelle “ scratched on an envelope! Amazing. All the best to you, my friend!

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    2. Anne Boleyn’s personal Bible.

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  12. Hi Louise! So good to hear from you!! Boy, you've been having an adventure! LOL! So happy you got your computer back! Don't worry about us, or worry about writing! You know we love you and we will be here, when you return! Have a great vacation! Big Hugs!

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  13. Hi Louise :)) Yikes about your computer! I so hate using my phone for anything other than just looking at the time or the weather lol...take care of yourself and enjoy your trip! xx

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  16. Wow I was in Brighton too and now I am back in Toronto and will head to Halifax next weekend. Posting daily is not for me though.

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  17. Sorry for loosing your computer on airport but what a relief when you would have got it back :)

    don't be so stressed about writing my dear friend Louise ,i am very much sure that when you will be back in October you will fill all the blanks you have been leaving due to rush hours

    stay safe and happy my friend!
    hugs and blessings!

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