Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bathrooms, Outhouses

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If you have a troop of builders working where you live, they must have their “outhouse”.  This is a popular model as you see them everywhere on Swiss building sites.

Nera drinking water from the toilet

Nera trying to work it out.

Fluffy in the cat tray

Even our furry friends have to have their privacy.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bathrooms, Outhouses

Daily Prompt: Daily Grit


You want grit, we have tons of it. In front of the window outside, in front of the window inside. There is grit on my computer keyboard, on my table, and I am convinced we even eat grit. Grit is a building substance. Without grit a builder cannot survive, he has withdrawal symtoms.

“Where is the grit?”

“Have a good look, there must be some grit somewhere. I had a huge pile of grit this morning, where has it gone.”

“No idea, but it is no longer there. do you think???”

“I hope not.”

“I saw her with a broom this morning.”

“Oh no, that cannot be. Did she ask you?”

“She never asks, typical ignorance. Grit is our life and she ignores it. I was just about to stop her, but she disappeared. I think she opened a garbage can.”

“You mean she condemned our grit to a garbage can.”

“Looks like it.”

“No respect for the builders. Do not despair, I have a hidden pile of grit behind the wall.”

“Thank goodness, so shovel it over here and make a nice pile. I will flatten it to cover everything.”

“But make sure there is a breeze blowing when you move the grit.”

“Of course, the first law of builders. If you move the grit, be sure that it is blown everywhere. But hurry up.”

“Why the rush?”

“It looks like rain. If you move grit in the rain, we all know what happens.”

“You mean?”

“Yes, it will not spread but stay stuck in the same place. The effect is not the same.”

“Wait a minute cover up that pile of grit. She is approaching again with the broom. Does not show our gift for creativity”

“She is not only carrying a broom, but a shovel as well.”

“It’s time to go home now. Cover the grit with plastic and put a brick on it to stop it blowing away. Perhaps put a sign on it, “GRIT, do not move”.”

“Good idea, then our grit will be remain until tomorrow.”

“Yes, I was thinking about shifting the grit to the top floor.”

“Great idea, when the wind blows we will have grit everywhere. You deserve promotion for that suggstion. I will tell the boss.”

“Thanks, but wait a minute, he is busy and I would not want to distrub him.”

“What’s he doing?”

“He is pouring grit onto her lawn. He is not the boss for nothing. It is one of the most important builder rules. She will never be able to sweep the grit out of the lawn with the broom.”

“What was that scream?”

“I think the boss went too far. She stabbed him with the broom handle.”

And another one bites the grit. Honestly it was not me, but these builders everywhere around my appartment can really drive you to drastic measures.

Daily Prompt: Daily Grit

Good Morning

River Aare, Solothurn

I am here again, but no-one really missed me. Thanks to the fact that I set my alarm an hour earlier my life is an hour ahead today. I had to be in town at 8.00 a.m as Mr. Swiss had an appointment with the eye doctor, and I had to visit my Doctor Vampire to donate two tubes of my precious body juice to the laboratories for various examinations.

My appointment was half an hour later that Mr. Swiss so I, of course, I took the opportunity to take a few photos before my appointment. The Doc Vampire has the surgery next to the river, so you are now getting a photo of the River Aare in Solothurn showing the pedestrian bridge with the St. Urs Cathedral in the background. We were also low on bread so I visited the supermarket  which was also in the area, to buy a loaf.

Suddenly my mobile phone quacked (no rings – it has a duck) and it was Mr. Swiss to tell me they have a new method for eye examination. Only a couple of drops in the eyes and the doc gets the results immediately. Mr. Swiss is doing well, no change in his eyes and only has to go again in a year. I had not even reached my Vampire Doc, was only just finished with the photographs. Anyhow as we were both in the same area Mr. Swiss said he would meet me at my doc. He was also able to drive home as it seems this new eye drop method is no longer so sight distorting as the old one was.

I arrived at my doc and the nurse extracted a tube of blood from one arm, but actually needed two. Unfortunately she had emptied the right arm and only a few weak drops arrived for the second tube. Vampires are never happy with small amounts and so the other arm was used for the remainder. I now have a plaster on each arm, although the blood has now completely stopped flowing. I will now have to wait until the next full moon for more and have two empty arms.

I am now back home again with time to spare. I had my breakfast before leaving this morning and so now to the normal work routine. Up to now there has been no rain, although there are grey skies

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My hibiscus is now flowering in the garden, so the rain must have been good for something. I have three bushes, all grown from  seeds from the original hibiscus which no longer exists. Actually it was a blue hibiscus, but with time the flowers returned to their original pink colour. And now I must really go, there are places to see in the appartment and rooms to visit with a vacuum cleaner.

Have fun, see you around