FOWC with Fandango: Enthusiastic

I have been enthusiastic about creating order in my life. It might sound silly, but you collect so much unnecessary ballast over the years, which I realised you do not need. Ok you always ned a computer, in my case two – an apple and windows model, but that is enough on my desk. I am now living alone and really do not need all the bits and pieces.

And then there is the room which became a sort of office. And so I went through every drawer and cupboard and created order. Even every file was scrutinised. Any documents more than 10 years old were cast away when realising that they were no longer necessary in my life. This quest for order began this year in February and finished this morning when I filled the last garbage bag with unnecessary goods.

Why write about it? Because I am content. I really do not need the weight of ballast in my life and now I know where everything is. At least I think so. I always have my smartphone and computer should I forget.

FOWC with Fandango: Enthusiastic

Good Evening

So let us see what we have today. Of course made an afternoon visit to Mr. Swiss and here you can see his Golden Oldie home on the left next to the church. The church has nothing to do with the home basically, it just happens to be built there. I do not know what the home was originally, but inside it is up to modern standards. I think it goes back to the 14th century. Anyhow it was another wonderful sunny day with clouds floating past and no trace of anything like rain. It is now the time that when it would rain it would be a storm with thunder and lightening and afterwards disappear.

I think every time I visit I discover yet another animal outside in the gardens. This time a male mallard duck was having a paddle in the pond surrounded by water lily leaves. I cannot wait until the flowers appear. There are a pair of ducks but this is the first time I saw the male of the species. Perhaps there might be some babies somewhere.

This time I also managed to get a shot of the one and only floppy eared bunny that they have. I had never seen one before.

I must say the home is well organised and the courtyard is also a place where many like to sit in the warm afternoons. It is pleasant and shady from the linden tree that grows in the middle of the yard.

Otherwise it was a pleasant afternoon and there was plenty of discussion about the golden oldie outing on Thursday when all will be going on a trip to a Swiss Lake. It takes quite a bit of planning when you have to take 4-5 wheelchairs with you, although Mr. Swiss does not need one and can manage with his walker. There will be plenty of carers to look after the people. On Thursday I will be completely alone. Mr. Swiss will be on his outing and No. 1 son will not be at home in the evening as there is a rock concert commemorating a local pop musician that passed away as a young man some years ago. As my No. 1 son is known in the pop music circles here he will be there from beginning to the end.

My pleasure in the whole thing is to cook and eat what I like. I am easy to please and have decided on spaghetti with prawns.

This evening we had chilli con carne with rice – easy to cook and there were no leftovers.

My cleaning lady will be here tomorrow morning instead of today as she was somewhere on holiday since the week-end. I have now at last really finished organising cupboards and drawers in my apartment. At last I know where everything is and no longer have unwanted objects. I could now begin to clear out the hobby room in the cellar, but that has time.

All I have now to say is enjoy your day.

RDP Monday: Snazzy

Of course all roosters look quite snazzy, it is just the way they are: a plume of feathers and looking like they are fresh from the hairdresser, but this one is a special rooster. This was a few years ago and he is probably now looking after a harem in the eternal chicken coop. His name was Harold and lived at the nearby farm. One evening the fox arrive, but Harold was not having any of that. He fought to protect his henfolk and lost a few feathers during the fight, but the fox ran off empty pawed and the hens were saved. I gave him a medal thanks to photoshop, he deserved it.

Since the legendary Harold there have been many roosters, this being the chief at the moment. One more snazzy than the other, but being snazzy is not the answer. You have to have courage to become a second Harold.

RDP Monday: Snazzy

Good Evening

A normal morning all on my own, except for the visit of a wandering cat now and again. I even got post today which is also becoming quite rare. At least I am not swamped with invoices to pay. It is quite strange to open the letter box and find it empty. We had voting at the week-end and for the first time in a long while I voted on our referendums and was quite interested to see the results. We vote mainly by post. It seems the Swiss folk were the same opinion as I was with our national decisions. The local Kantonal events had more divided results, but I am more or less happy with the decisions.

There was not very much action outside the golden oldie home today, but the rabbits were quite active. They are quite big and have quite long legs. I did not realise that rabbits could move so quickly.

This afternoon I was quite busy. I asked whether they could fetch Mr. Swiss scooter for him to have in the home and this afternoon they fetched it with their van. I had to drive it out of our garage but it would not fit on their ramp to the van. As it was just around the corner one of the guys drove it there. Now Mr. Swiss has it in his residence which is quite good. One of the guys who organises stuff said it would be quite good when they go on a visit to a restaurant. He had a look at the scooter and discovered that Mr. Swiss could hang his walker onto the back so there would be no problem going inside the restaurants and could leave the scooter outside. As it will be parked outside the home they needed a cover for it, but also no problem. One of the assistants ordered one and it will be delivered tomorrow. They really do look after everything.

Lucia, my cleaning lady, called to say she was still on holiday somewhere in another country and would not be coming tomorrow. That was OK for me as the place is quite tidy. She will be coming on Wednesday afternoon. Today I finished organising all my cupboards and drawers and now know what I have and where it is. There is a place for everything. I found a collection of leaflets and books from our past holidays. I went through them and kept the interesting books – New York, London, Vienna and Göteborg where Mr. Swiss spent quite a lot of time as he was working for Volvo and often travelled to Sweden. Also a few maps of various cities in the world, and of course some Swiss maps. A few holiday memories came flooding back.

Now I can start taking a closer look at the cellar room. I think I found CD Rom in every nook and cranny when I was organising. Today no-one needs them. I even found a small portable CD player that runs on batteries. I do not know if it works but will have a look.

And now to move one for the rest of the evening. I wish you all a good rest of the day or night or whatever.