I asked Mr. Swiss how much snow we have now got in our area. He answered to measure the snow layer on the hedge because that is never walked on or cleared away, so of course I took a photo and it must now be almost 20 centimeters – feet and inch people will have to do a calculation x 2.54 or something like that. Anyhow you can measure it how you want to, but it is a lot of snow. Enough to make the journey to the edge of the garden spreading goodies for the birds, to resemble an arctic expedition. Up to now Mr.Swiss has returned safely. He will not let me go out there, as he would probably have to organise a rescue team.
In the meanwhile the trees at the edge of our territory are being weighed down by the snow. I now appreciate the picturesque side of the snow as I now longer have to go anywhere. I still drift back to the memories of having to go to work, with no choice, and hoping to arrive safely with no road problems caused by snow storms. We now take it easy and move into the snow landscape around 10 in the morning when the roads are safe to drive on. It has now stopped snowing, and there could be an ice danger, but if the roads are clear there is nothing to freez.
Otherwise life goes on. Last week there was a small problem in Switzerland for those that have post office accounts. Most people do online banking today, whether your account is at a bank of perhaps the post office. I have both. It seems that access to Swiss post office accounts per computer was not possible. I heard it on the Swiss news. They were still investigating what happend. I did not need to access my account on that morning, although if you really needed real money you can go to the post office and withdraw it. They always tell you when these things are not working, but to discover when they work again, you must continuously check yourself. I discovered the problem was a 1-2 hour problem and it is now working again.
My No. 1 son returned to work today.He had extended leave, because he still had some holiday left from last year which he had to use up. He never complains and I heard him leave on his way this morning around 7. He walks, so had his yeti boots on. Now we can eat brussel sprouts again with lunch, as son No. 1 very rarely eats green vegetables. It does tend to restrict the choice of veg and I am fed up with eating carrots and peas.
At the moment I feel like I am living in that Fargo film, where everywhere is white, and the police are dressed for the snow in their lovely thick jackets and boots. They make it look so easy in the film.
And now to move on wilst the goind is good. I have ticked off my early morning duties and now move onto phase 2, the cleaning of the state of the appartment.
This is an action photo, just taken in front of the garden with two blackbird visitors.My robin also just appeared. We have one, but I have not yet been able to capture him on a photo. They seem to be very shy, and also the lonesome hunters, always appearing on their own.
Have a nice day everyone, I am now off to do a far far better thing that I do everything morning.