Good Morning

Someone was hugging the bed too long this morning. I am not exactly late because I am not going places, although I do have things to do. However when you arrive in the kitchen and see this from the window you realise that there are others that work on Saturday.


In the meanwhile it has become wider and higher. When this whole scaffolding stuff is finished the team of builders will be balancing on the platforms and climbing the stairs in front of my kitchen window. Life is  becoming exciting, no more boring days until Autumn. Even my cat Tabby sat awhile in front of the window watching the alterations to his landscape. I suppose in his autistic way of thought, he is not so keen on change, everything should stay as it is forever. He has now disappeared to his bed on the other side of the appartment, cannot blame him.

Mr. Swiss will be making a quick visit to the supermarket this morning for a few bits and pieces. I managed quite well yesterday when I went to the supermarket on my own in the car for the first time in more than a year.  I started driving again a couple of months ago as everyone with Mr. Swiss at my side, as everyone said I should. It is always wonderful when people give their advice, but yesterday I quite enjoyed my little drive. It was almost as if it was organised. I planned to finish the housewife cleanthrough  and bathroom visit a little earlier and I was ready to go. I left the garage in one piece and was on the way. Even the local Kantonsschule (high school) still had their easter holidays, so there were no parents dropping off their kids by car. My mum and dad never had a car, so I had to do it all by myself with bus or walking. There is also a local bus for the students, but that only runs on school days.

My next problem to overcome was parking the car at the supermarket parking lot. It was Friday and generally more public than usual. Again it was made to measure: a super two empty places next to each other that I could drive through to get to the other side, where I already had my escape route. Not only that, but I parked perfectly, in the middle. I was so proud of my achievement I took a photo.

Car 21.04.2017

What could be better. The crowds were also not so large in the supermarket and so I whipped through my cloud shopping list in no time and already arrived home with time to spare for cooking. Yes, it was a successful excursion, and I quite enjoyed it. I made the mistake of telling Mr. Swiss how well it went because he found I could now do the shopping on my own, just every second time. I told him to forget it, no, I was not the Amy Johnson of the driving world. Our shopping excursions will still be made together, only in exceptional cases will I do it on my own. I am an independent person, but there are are limits to my needs.

Next Monday we are having our new curtain system fitted, and I suggested that I would make an exception again and go shopping on my own, whilst Mr. Swiss followed the development of the curtain fixtures. He was quite happy about that suggestion, but I told him this was really an exception and not to get used to it.

In the meanwhile the scaffolding is growing in front of my kitchen and living room and I am now trapped. I asked the nice builder if I could perhaps have one of his steel helmets and he thought I was joking. He said when he goes home in the evening he will remove the walking board in front of my kitchen so that I can come and go into my garden. And now I must go, cannot watch the builders all morning I have other things to do.


11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Yes, do not spoil Mr. Swiss. It is bad enough, should he die before you, that you THEN have to do it all on your own. Or – you teach son no. 1 to go there (I know, I know, Autism is not the ideal condition for such an overstimulating surrounding like a supermarket these days, but one day he will have to go through this anyway).

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  2. What all is being built? Hubby has a (somewhat) funny story about his mom and driving home from downtown one day, right before his father was shipping out (believe she had a license but never drove).

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  3. We have both had colds for the past few days and it’s cold and rainy, so even a trip to the grocery sounds like adventure right now! I’m actually envying your construction. At least it’s something interesting to watch.

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    • Sorry about your colds and the weather doesn’t help. I am learning to adapt to the renovation work. I have at last interesting stuff for my camera. I discover something new daily.


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