A Tech Legend

A Tech Legend I first heard about Paul Allen passing when on the treadmill watching CBC News, I knew who he was, but then I began to think in a few years nobody will remember him. The name Bill Gates is synonymous with Microsoft, but without Paul Allen would Microsoft exist? But that’s for another... Continue Reading →


For some reason this did not get posted back in 2018 when we did our trip to Italy, better late than never. We never did do a fill blog of the trip. Next time!! Pisa was our first stop on our Italian road trip, and after a 5 hour drive was a welcomed please to... Continue Reading →

Getting Close

Just under 6 months ago I did not thing we would be prepping for you summer vacation, but after quad bypass surgery and the ok from my Dr in February, we started to book and here we are, 4 days to go before we start on another Derek and Jenn adventure this time to parts... Continue Reading →

UP and Down in ICU

It has taken me a while to get back to the blog, I have just not felt the urge to write anything and only now, 10 days after surgery, starting to feel human again. So I thought I would give you are quick update of what went on after my surgery, Jenn did a great... Continue Reading →

D Day – Surgery Day

Could me my last post for a bit, plan to post as soon as I can post op, I am doubt they will let me post from ICU, but will try. Jenn’s perspective I can’t believe I’m writing this the day after surgery, because even thinking of yesterday morning seemed so far away (I sense... Continue Reading →

D Minus 5 – Huh!!

So how did all this surgery business come about? Well grab a cup of tea and a biscuit and I shall begin. Ok I don't know... I have to believe that it was just a combination of bad eating for a number of years and genetics, although my dad lived to 80 and my mom... Continue Reading →

January 04, 2018 3:32 PM

Rathtrevor Beach Provincal Park | 4°C Parksville Coombs market was closed, after a 2 hour drive, so we came to the beach. So want to live out here, just don’t ever see it happening. Powered by Journey Diary.

Day 2 Saturday – Still Going!

[DB] I did not sleep that well last night, usually don't in hotels. We even turned the heating off but it still stayed warm until the early hours. The last time I stayed at the Delta Calgary Airport was when Carol and Dave came over once. I seem to remember that Charlotte was not even... Continue Reading →

Day 1 – Friday Getting There

[DB] Today is a day earlier than the planned date to leave. There had been some flight changes made by Air Canada which left us with a one hour connection in Calgary for our flight to Toronto, too close. Tonight we are staying in the Delta at YYC, otherwise known as Calgary International Airport. We... Continue Reading →

The Day of Laser Eye Surgery

… don’t know who his more nervous me or Jenn!!!

Foodie - Nerd - Runner

Today is the day! Last night I went to bed feeling like it was Christmas Eve. At the same time, I felt like I was forgetting something.  I quickly scanned some laser eye surgery websites (not blogs this time) to make sure there wasn’t something I needed to remember to do (or not do) just prior to surgery. I did have a list of do’s and don’ts from my clinic, but it only gets into the after surgery timeline.  It looked like as long as I didn’t drink alcohol, coffee, tea, etc. I would be just fine.   It was just my luck that during my google search I found a forum site relating to PRK surgery disappointments. I didn’t open it, but being disappointed was really the last thing I wanted to think about. I went to bed and shut it out of my mind.  Then my mind went…

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