It is all in the name of “earth warmth”. You want to know more, so do I. Our region is playing a game of organisation on the roads. Your daily trip to the supermarket becomes an obstacle course. The road is filled with machines being guided by a human being, they have not yet employed direwolves or dragons, that part might come.
We are delivered into the whims of the local authorities. They have discovered earth warmth which is something necessary to our existance. Of course there are a few interruptions in daily life. You might find that a normal road is no longer normal, and only negotiable in one direction, but no problem, we will be getting earth warmth. As I only get this inormation in the german language, I asked Mr. Swiss what it was all about. He studied for a few seconds and decided I should google it. First of all I had to translate the german phrase into english and found the expression “Erdwärme” did not exist. OK I know that “Erd” is earth and “Wärme” warmth, but earth warmth did not make sense.
However, it seems to make sense to those spending money on the project. They are making progress. What began with a hole in the road has now developed into a system of trenches with wooden walls and even pipes have appeared. Somewhere there is a notice telling everyone it is all being done for us.
Driving to the supermarket has now become an adventure and Mr. Swiss is working out various escape routes to avoid the building work, although I had to protest. What else does a golden oldie have in life if she does not have an opportunity to take a few good photos on the way.
The last journey on Friday morning was the highlight of the events.
The experts had arrived, the planners, those that had to ensure that the holes were deep enough and above all made in the right place. The grand maester placed a measuring rod in the ground (excuse the expression, I am reading “Game of Thrones” and there are certain similarities). The Hand of the King was armed with his measuring sword, I believe they have the name of theolodite, this was precision work. I noticed the sweat on the brow of the grand maester of the measuring sword, trying to keep it straight – under the threat of being punished by being buried alive in the next shovel of earth. The Hand was judging the distance with his sharpened weapon, standing in concentration: one false measurement and the complete conquest would be in jeopardy. Not the arrow pointing the way to the local police (Anmeldung Polizei).
The King had not arrived, he was still recovering from injuries caused by an overspill of earth warmth.
Unfortunately we had to move on with the car, but we will be back on Monday morning to see how the work is progressing. Mr. Swiss says the idea is to get warmth from the earth. Switzerland is well known for ice and ice capped mountain peaks, but who knows: perhaps they might discover an extinct vulcano somewhere in the depths.