The sun is shining outside in the morning, the birds are singing and my frugal breakfast is ready, so what could be better. I switch on the computer, it is alive and do the usual to get where I want to go. I grip my mouse and move it, but where is the little arrow chasing around my screen pointing the way. I cry for help, but Mr. Swiss is busy. I cry again, but still no answer. I am left in a desperate situation. There is only one solution, I go on the search for a new battery, which I find. In the meanwhile Mr. Swiss asks what has happened – he is alarmed. I told him everything under control as I fitted the mouse up with new life/battery. It is now alive and my day can begin. Mouse batteries have a long life, but only two days ago my blue tooth mouse died on me on my Apple computer, and today my Logitech gave up its life. Perhaps it is contagious. The day did not begin well.
We have yet another sunny morning, with promised high temperatures. Yesterday I took a walk along the river with Mr. Swiss. The poor man could not do his usually sprint, as I no longer sprint, although no big problem. As I was dressed in my light summer cardigan I did not have a handy zip where I could suspend my cane, so had to make do. It was useful to have someone to pick my cane up when it fell because I was busy shooting a few photos.
On my river walks I have notice this boat. Actually there are two of them travelling up and down the river. I found them quite neat, as they are not so large and they look very comfortable. Now that Mr. Swiss was accompanying me he explained what they were, probably because he reads newspapers, and I only read books.
It seems the local authorities decided that it would be a good idea to have river transport to the nearest town, which is just along the river, and not only the local road train. For this reason they now have installed two of these small boats on the river for transport. The boat stop from our village to Solothurn is just at the bottom of our path, so what could be better. I find this a great idea and will consult the time table. A five minute walk to the boat station and about five minutes to town by boat and taking photos on the way. I am not very good at boarding boats, but it looks quite safe, so I will try it out. It cannot be more expensive than our local train, because that is expensive enough.
Having Mr. Swiss with me, he decided to take a photo of me and complained why I did not smile. I was actually smiling, but there are smiles and smiles. By the way the estate in the background up on the hill is where we live, so I do not have to go far.
This duck was following us on our way. I do not know what sort of duck it is, but it made a change from the usual mallards. There were quite a lot of people taking walks, riding bikes and jogging along the river path, and it seemed we were continually waiting for them to pass by. They were Sunday people, as during the week we more or less have the place to ourselves.
And now to plan the day ahead. We will be visiting the gardening department of the store today. My second avocado pit has now produced its first stalk, the first root appeared some time ago, so it will need a pot and earth. Up to now it has only been sitting in an egg cup with water. I will also have to repot my first avocado ready for its place outside in the sun, and my poinsettia could also do with something new in the way of earth and a larger pot. Outside they grow quite well on my porch. Yes, everything is growing and expanding. I also seem to be expanding now and again, although more shrinking than growing.
Have a good day everyone, the beginning of the week , so make your plans of things to do and places to go. I am already activating my plan today, as I will now move to the vacuum cleaner.